Lessons Made For You
Whether you're interested in taking lessons in our studio (two drum sets, ability to play along with songs together), remotely via Zoom (multiple camera angles, professional quality audio, ability to play along with songs together), or through one of our video courses, we create a comfortable, encouraging environment to enable you to learn quickly and efficiently and have fun in the process!
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Music is hard. It takes effort and patience - at least it did for me.
I've felt drawn to music all of my life, but it's never something that came easily to me. I didn't have a natural knack for music and my parents didn't have a musical bone in their bodies.
I spent four years at the University of Northern Colorado, pursuing a degree in Jazz Studies and playing in a band of my own at the same time. It was difficult and there were a lot of sleepless nights, but my love for the music and my dedication to the craft enabled me to graduate with honors and sign a record deal. During and after school, I began to tour extensively throughout the United States, seeing nearly every state several times over. During that time I got to hear my songs on the radio and in TV shows, play dream tours like the Vans Warped Tour, and get my first taste of making a living as a musician. That experience enabled me to play for other bands of all genres as a "hired gun." As a freelance drummer I was able to tour internationally, meet musical heroes of mine like Travis Barker, and play crazy venues like the O2 Arena in London. Over the years my motto has become:
If I can do it, anyone can
What the people are saying
"I've had the greatest time taking drum lessons with Nick. Perfect blend of technical and intuitive instruction, with a clear ability to lean further in either direction based on the student. If you're looking to seriously sharpen your chops or just have a blast jamming along to AC/DC, he's your guy!"
Why it's better here
Angel City Drum Academy
✅ Custom one-on-one lessons
We teach you music you actually want to learn
✅ Technology-forward teaching
Digital note taking, interactive music notation software, play-along playlists, and much more
✅ A practical approach
We believe that techniques and exercises are best presented in the context of a song
✅ Comfortable studio setting
The student and teacher each get their own set of drums in a clean, encouraging environment
✅ Video Courses
Supplemental video courses, transcriptions, and playlists
Other Music Schools
❌ One size fits all approach
Learn the same AC/DC song every beginner student learns
❌ Pen & paper
Messy, hand drawn notation that you forget by the time you get home
❌ Book work
Months spent reading from books and not knowing how they translate to the music
❌ Small, loud rooms
Fluorescent-lit, tiny rooms with low quality drums and cymbals
❌ No Additional Content
Get lost on Youtube looking for more material
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