Nick was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area, where he has had the opportunity to experience music and gain a passion for it from a young age. He followed this excitement from childhood through college, where he completed a Bachelors in Music at the California Institute of the Arts in 2016. He has been teaching professionally as long as he has been playing music professionally, and believes that sharing both performance and knowledge go hand in hand. He believes that making music should be fun and can at the same time be something that stimulates the mind. As a performer, Nick has had opportunities to play drums on film soundtracks, multiple independently produced studio albums, and at various venues around Los Angeles such as Blue Whale and the Bootleg Theatre with a variety of musical projects. He is excited to share what he has learned with his students, and hopes to pass on the joy of playing music!