Nick Saume Drum LessonsNick Saume has been a professional drummer/teacher for the last 40 years.

My musical roots are in New York City where I grew up and it is in NYC that I played and studied with Stanley Krel, principal percussionist with the New York Philharmonic. I worked as an on-call drummer for the William Morris Agency. I received my bachelor of music degree in Jazz Studies at NYU.

When I moved to San Francisco in 1975, I was playing with the Pickle Family Circus Jazz Band as well as other groups and … studied with: George Marsh, Richie Goldberg, Anthony Cirone, the principal percussionist for the San Jose Symphony, and the legendary Chuck Brown.

Moving to Portland in 1990, playing with many trios in the Portland Metro area (Andre St James Trio, and Nick S.’s own trio, to name a few).

Nick also was the drum/percussionist teacher at Beaumont Middle School in NE Portland 2010 – 2011.

Teaching you the “METHOD”, a uniquely simple approach, will help you concentrate on your hand technique, finger control, independence, speed, endurance, and to perfect balance between your hands and feet, all in a relaxed manner.

Rehearsal with Nick Saume