Ben Troupe

I want to thank you for all your support in my music as well as with life. The lessons I have learned from you have helped mold me into the person I am today. I have always and always will enjoy drumming. Drumming will always be one of my passions. I wish you all the best in life and I hope all of your students understand how blessed they are to have such a wonderful teacher as you!

Sid Rao

I took drum lessons with Nick Dahlberg for 5+ years, over which I learned much more than drumming technique. Nick creates an environment for learning with his humor, focus, and organization. With Nick I learned how to manage my time better and improve my playing. I recommend Nick to a person of any skill level, there is no defined path, he customizes everything to the individual student. Thank you, Nick!

Dustin Walker-Ryan

I took lessons with Nick for five years and he taught me from the roots of basic drumming up to advanced studies. Nick is an awesome and Inspiring teacher that helped open my eyes to new music styles, solos, techniques, and skill that I still use in my drumming today. Nick taught me how to read music and understand it in different music styles. Nick also corrected my music I wrote and suggest to make beyond regular beat that It View Full →

Tammy Strite

My son took lessons from Nick for two ½ years (and hopefully, when the schedule allows, will again). We couldn’t have asked for a better instructor! Not only is Nick a very talented teacher, he is also a great role model and mentor. He is very patient and flexible. Spends extra time with students when they may be going through a rough patch. I highly recommend Nick as a teacher. Hagerstown is lucky to have such a gifted musician that View Full →

Patrick D.

I took lessons for 6+ years from Nick, and it was phenomenal.  Easily one of my most lasting learning experiences ever. There’s honestly not enough room to say all the positive things about his lessons.  They’re organized, challenging, and custom suited to each student (during high-school days he helped me compose a drum-solo for my school’s Jazz Band concert, he taught me the parts to some of my favorite songs, etc.)  You’ll be exposed to more techniques, styles, tips and View Full →

Becky Hughes

I took drum lessons from Nick for 2 years. I can not say enough good things about him. He is experienced, possess awesome technical skills, professional, patient, easy going, has a sense of humor, and very knowledgeable about the music industry. I love his methodical teaching style. He will help you achieve your goals quickly. Give him any tune and he will teach you how to play it. For anyone interested in drum lessons, Nick is your go to guy!!!


Very impressed with the way Nick made lessons for my son Noah so much fun. He is very personable and the kids seem to love his approach.

Gary Palank, D.D.S.

I have had the pleasure of being taught by Nick for three years. Nick is an outstanding teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable, motivating , and organized. But even more importantly, he is passionate about drumming. If you are looking for a drum instructor, I recommend Nick without reservation.