Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons

Welcome to Nick’s Drum Lessons! 

Drum instructor Nick Dahlberg’s site for online drum lessons and private lessons in my Hagerstown, MD studio. Offering drum lessons for ages 6 and up, beginner to advance. Stressing an even balance of reading, technique, style (Rock, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Hip-Hop, R&B, Country, Marching and much more) and repertoire (famous songs and their beats & fills)! I’m high energy, goal-oriented and have a plan for each individual student!

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About Nick Dahlberg

I’m entering my 36th year of playing drums and my 17th year professionally teaching full-time. Growing up in Ft. Lauderdale, I’ve studied at the Miami Percussion institute and attended master classes from Carmine Appice, Jim Chapin, Russ Miller, Tommy Igoe, Virgil Donati, Chuck Silverman and many more! I have written and published two drum books, Snare Diagnostics ©2004 and Groove Diagnostics ©2005. I am proud to announce that I have finished a revised version of Groove Diagnostics, which features a world music section. Additional to my published books, I have endless worksheets of music that I’ve personally written out to aid each student in his/her goals. In addition to teaching full-time, I devote my other time on my website and educational videos which can be found here!

Nick Dahlberg, age 18 months
Nick Dahlberg, age 18 months
Nick Dahlberg, age 12
Nick Dahlberg, age 15 and his hair!










About Private Lessons & Policy

Teaching drum students from Hagerstown, Frederick, Middletown, Cumberland, Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Big Pool, Funkstown, Martinsburg, Inwood, Berkley Springs, Chambersburg, Waynesboro and Greencastle! Lessons are held in my studio in Hagerstown, MD near Hagerstown Community College in College Plaza. The studio has twin equipment for the student and myself, so that no time is wasted switching seats and gear.

Nick Dahlberg, Hagerstown Drum Studio.

Beginners to advanced, professionals to hobbyist are welcomed. Teaching ages 6 and up. I also teach Skype lessons for my long distance students. Here’s just some of the subjects covered: Rock, Jazz, R&B, Latin(Cha-Cha, Mambo, Soca/Calypso, Mozambique, Nanigo, Bossa Nova, Samba), Hip-Hop, Country, Second-Line/New Orleans, Metal, Rudiments, Drum & Fife, Reading, Theory, Technique, Double Bass, Brushes and Much More!

As an extra treat for my students, I will play bass guitar to whatever style/groove that they are learning to play so they get the experience of playing along to another musician!

Nick Dahlberg jamming on bass with Jacob and Jaidyn!

My policy below is pretty straight forward. If you have any questions you can contact me. Thank you and happy drumming!

  • Lessons are for 30 minutes at a set time and day of the week.
  • Tuition is $78 a month. Even months with 5 weeks.
  • Tuition is to be paid by the first of the month.
  • I’m on a very tight schedule. There are no make-ups. If there is a make-up, it is done as a courtesy. Please don’t abuse this courtesy. If transportation is an issue I offer lessons via Skype as an alternative.
  • If you need to stop lessons for any reason, I ask that you give me two weeks notice via phone call or in person.


My current schedule is Monday and Tuesday mornings, Wednesday & Friday evenings and Saturday morning and afternoon. Look for the “OPEN!” on the time lines to see availability. If you don’t see your ideal time slot, contact me anyway. I know of time slots that are going to be opening up in the near future!

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Nick Dahlberg, age 18 months