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Nick Santangelo
Nick
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Marlton, NJ
Speaks: English, Italian
Instructs: Percussion
Education: B.A. in History & Minor in Film & Media Studies; May, 2016 Recipient of the Joseph Philip Souza Award of Music Recipient of the Outstanding Leadership in Music Award from Bishop Eustace Preparatory School Recipient of Non-local Top Drummer / Percussionist of the Year from Elephant Talk Magazine / booking - 2013, 2015, 2016.
Performance Experience: 12 Years of performance. Original music, cover bands, high school ensembles (String band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, & orchestral concert band)
Teaching Experience: Head instructor of Drums & Percussion, Pinelands Music Academy - June 2019 to Present. Specialties: Rock & pocket drumming, jazz improvisation, compositional approach. Independence allowed amongst instructor’s scheduling of students. Created curriculum & supplementary material for students.
Teaching Philosphy: To teach by gaining methods of creation, skill sets, theories, & specialties of musical drumming, through whichever conduit of learning (verbal, visual, aural) work best for the individual & inclusivity from a plethora of genres.

Get to know Nick

Nicholas Santangelo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in the neighboring communities across the Delaware River in Cherry Hill and Medford, New Jersey. After moving to Medford, Nicholas was accepted to Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, a prestigious private co-ed High School in the Tri-State area. While at Eustace, Nick won the Bishop Eustace Leadership in Music Award & The John Philip Sousa Award. The second being a national award to honor the top student in high school band as it recognizes musicianship and outstanding dedication of the senior year member of the band.

Mr. Santangelo graduated from Rider University, located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey with Cum Laude Honors after successfully pursuing a Bachelors Degree in History and a Minor in Film and Media studies. As of April 2019, he had been appointed as the Assistant Director of Filitalia Foundation, a position he has strive to grow himself into. He looks to further strengthen the bound with his familial ancestral homeland through the study of the Italian Language as well as social & cultural events, many of which are aimed at inspiring & allowing the younger Italian Americans to embrace their roots & place in the city of Philadelphia.

Aside from his accomplishments in history, archival studies, & Filitalia International, he has taught Italian students Business English & resources to produce a resume & acquire a job. He is also a freelance session & gigging musician, who also teachers across the tri-state area.


Nick teaches at:
742 W Route 70
Marlton, NJ 08053
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