Born and raised in Plymouth Meeting, a suburb of Philadelphia, Nick began playing drums at the age of nine through his schools music program. With a sincere passion for playing music, his parents decided to sign him up for private lessons at the age of eleven with local musician Patrick O’Shea.
As Nick’s musical experience progressed, he performed in all the ensembles in school ranging from concert band to jazz band. Finally at the age of fifteen, Nick began studying with his future mentor, clinician/educator Marc Dicciani. From there, Nick attended the University of the Arts where he studied with Jimmy Paxson SR, Marc Dicciani and Erik Johnson.
Nick has been actively performing around the Philadelphia region at venues including: The Trocadero, The TLA, North Star Bar, Crocodile Rock Café (Allentown, PA), The Note in West Chester PA, the Kimmel Center’s 1,800 seat Merriam Theater, and more.
Currently Nick is performing with Philadelphia’s Indie Rock group Modern Suits and The George Weldon Jazz Trio. Before joining Modern Suits, Nick was in Practically Single, a pop/punk quintet based out of Philadelphia. While in Practically Single, Nick had the opportunity to share the stage with such pop/punk greats like All Time Low, Quietdrive, I Am The Avalanche, Rookie of the Year, Saosin, Innerpartysystem, Eye Alaska, Disco Curtis, and more.
Endorsed my MCD Percussion, a custom drum boutique
based out of
Philadelphia, PA specializing in solid shell domestic and exotic
Custom MCD Percussion Solid Shell Maple Kit
orange flake with offset tube lugs
(depth X diameter)
7x12 Rack Tom
12X14 Floor Tom
14X16 Floor Tom
7X14 Solid Hickory Snare Drum
Tama Starclassic Performer (Birch)
8X10 rack tom
10X12 rack tom
12X14 floor tom
16X16 floor tom (used as a bass drum for small group gigs)
5.5X14 yamaha beech wood snare with maple wood hoops
24" Zildjian K Light Ride
22" Sabian HHX Legacy Heavy Ride (Ideal for Big Band)
21" Zildjian A Sweet Ride
20" Sabian HHX Manhattan Jazz Ride w/ 3 split rivits
20" Zildjian oriental crash of doom (occasionally used as a
ride for small groups)
20" Zildjian A Custom Crash
18" Zildjian A Custom Crash
17" Zildjian A Custom Crash
14" Zildjian A Custom Mastersound Hi-Hats
14" Zildjian A new beat hi-hats
14" K hi-hat top (interchangeable with other hi-hats)
14" A custom hi-hat top (interchangeable with other hi-hats)
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Teaching kids and adults the fundamentals of playing the
drums including technique, reading music, proper approach to
the drum set, setting up the drum set, and drum maintenance.
Along with the fundamentals, I also teach students how to play
various styles ranging from Rock, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Afro-
Cuban, and more both stylistically correct and musically.
Clinic's are based off of what the institution/students want to