Muswell Hill drum teacher Joe Nicklin started out playing the drums at ten years old. He studied with Oxfordshire-based tutor Gary Marshall whilst building his profile playing in various bands across the UK and Europe in various bands.
Over the years, Joe has supported a whole range of major artists including Amy Winehouse, The Maccabees, Elvis Costello and Everything Everything to name but a few. He’s also played at Bestival, Field Day, Liverpool Sound City and Boardmasters festivals. In addition, Joe has also played legendary London venues Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Scala.
Joe tailors each of his lessons to meet the individual needs of the student. This is carefully balanced with developing a solid foundation in terms of technique, reading, aural skills and stylistic awareness.
When he’s not teaching, Joe works as the live drummer for London songsmith Astronomyy, who opened for London Grammar at their sold out Brixton Academy show and also appeared at Glastonbury Festival in summer 2015. Joe also toured the US coast to coast in summer 2018, supporting Oh Wonder which included additional headline shows.
Joe is also no stranger to the studio. He’s also worked in such studios as the infamous Assault & Battery, Templesound, Strongroom and Palmetto Studios (Los Angeles). Joe has worked with producers such as Dan Grech (Lana Del Rey, The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs), Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, The Killers, Kanye West) and Tom Gittins (Emeli Sande, Robert Plant).