Nick Costa is a Music Educator for the School District of Philadelphia, a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts, a percussion consultant for Villanova University, and a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) candidate. He is also an independent drummer, clinician, and drum technician with both national and international touring experience. As an educator, Nick has focused on providing ways to integrate drum set studies into K-12 music curriculum to bridge the gap between general and instrumental music studies. He has also played a pivotal role in integrating œModern Band curriculum for the School District of Philadelphia by creating relationships with Conn-Selmer, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Heads, The Recording Academy (Grammys), and Little Kids Rock to outsource all 220 schools with drum sets. Nick has also written and recorded lessons for Modern Drummer Magazine.
University of the Arts, School District of Philadelphia