Angel City Drum Academy
Angel City Drum Academy

Angel City Drum Academy

Top Pro

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$75/hour
estimated cost


Drum type

Responds in about 1 hour

Introduction: I've played music my whole life and am happy to say that my passion has become my career! I have toured extensively throughout the US and Canada over the last 10 years, most notably with The Wind and The Wave (Island Records), Dagny (Republic Records), and Air Dubai (Hopeless Records). I have recorded with Grammy-Winning producers and have had songs featured on MTV, VH1, ESPN, TNT, and in major motion pictures. In terms of my educational background, I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2012 where I majored in Jazz Studies. In my teaching, I take into account the individuality of every student. I adapt my teaching style based on the students' needs and what they want to achieve as a musician. My experience in music is broad enough for me to be able to apply real-world knowledge to students' interest in any genre. I work at the student's pace and believe that learning an instrument should be enjoyable! Testimonials: "Nick is a great drum teacher, and he gave my band awesome performance tips." - Alden, age 11 "Nick is a knowledgeable and skilled drummer, and we are glad that his passion for drums was passed onto our son." - Andi F. "Not only is Nick super professional, he's super helpful: he's connected me to a couple of other great drum teachers, and is always checking in to see how my son is progressing." - Kirsten K.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 31 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

Background checked

11 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Specialties
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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

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Celyna M.
Jan 17, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Nick is an absolute joy to work with. He is super accommodating on everything from lesson content to availability. I would highly recommend his expertise to anyone considering drum lessons, at any level.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Understands note durations and rests • Can read sheet music • Can read percussion notation • Snare drum • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

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Maxx C.
Dec 21, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Nick is a great instructor. i feel i am a slow learner but nick is never not patient with me. he explains things in detail and caters how he teaches to how you learn. he gives me resources and tools to keep practicing with outside our lessons as well as spending the time in the lesson wisely. he talks with me about my personal goals and i can confidently say i will reach them soon. i would recommend nick 10 times over !

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • What the teacher recommends • Rock • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Arisa S.
Oct 20, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I enjoy our lesson a lot! Although I take my lessons remotely and I’m an absolute beginner, nick has been a great teacher. Very satisfied!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training • Can read sheet music • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Jazz • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Alexandra R.
Oct 10, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

In one month of lessons I’ve improved dramatically! He makes learning the fundamentals a lot of fun and sends me home with practice exercises that are easily digestible. Highly recommend Nick if you’re experienced or a brand new drummer (like myself).

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • Traditional drum kit • Rock • Blues • Jazz • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Albert S.
Aug 9, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Nick responded to my inquiry about lessons right away and we were able to get a lesson scheduled within a day of our initial interaction. He was very knowledgeable in our lesson and was able to cater the lesson to my ability (beginner) while still keeping it fun and not repetitive. I'm looking forward to my next lesson and can't recommend Nick enough!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • Traditional drum kit • Snare drum • Bass drum • Rock • Jazz • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Nicholas Spreigl

FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I offer a free trial lesson with no strings attached, so that we can make sure we're a good fit for each other without any risk. Beyond that, I have been teaching long enough that it's easy for me to identify a student's learning style and I can adapt my teaching style to fit that. Finding unique ways to explain concepts so it will make sense to an individual is one of my favorite aspects about teaching!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been playing drums since I was nine years old, starting in school bands. I played in marching band for four years in high school and was the section leader of the drumline for two years. In college, I studied jazz and played in big bands and jazz combos in addition to learning orchestral percussion such as marimba, vibraphone, timpani, etc. While in college, I formed a pop/hip-hop band of my own that began selling out theaters and touring in my junior year. Since college, I have gained a tremendous amount of real-world experience in touring and performing with several major label acts.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    All types! I've taught students from ages 6-65 and every experience level. Whether you're picking up an instrument for the first time or trying to get your skills to a professional level, I can help!

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