Nick Forte holds a certificate from Berklee College of Music. He studied percussion with Alexander Lepak, Hartt School of Music, and Henry Adler, New York. His teaching experience includes Housatonic College, University of Bridgeport, ECA and Choate Rosemary Hall. He has performed with many of the top names in jazz and musical theater. His published works include ten drum/rhythm method books , as well as a complete six-volume drumset course. He has written many educational articles for Modern Drummer magazine and a percussion issue of Downbeat magazine. He is the owner of Forte Music Publications.
For the past thirty (or so) years I have been a proud member of the NMS faculty. For me, NMS is a special place, were, under one roof, some of the most talented teachers and students can join together to produce ART.
What most people don't know about me is: I am an all around handyman. I have a woodworking shop in my garage where I designed and built my daughter and son's childhood furniture. Also, I love to do my oil and water-color paintings.