Nic Wagner

Music is my driving force and my passion. I love sharing that with others! Not just the joy of music, but the discipline and humility that it teaches. I began taking private lessons and performing both inside and outside of school at age 12. By 16 I was playing orchestral percu
ssion in school, drumline after school and practicing in rock bands at home. By 21 I was working as a full time performer, and studying jazz in college. I’ve always enjoyed the balance that comes from playing for fun and learning what needs to be learned. I believe that shows in my teaching style. Lately, my main gig has been working on the roster for the illustrious event/wedding band Bluewater Kings. I love what my musically academic background has provided me, but it’s always been the human connection of performing live that moves me the most. It’s beyond wonderful to watch a student’s expression the first time he or she experiences that.
I started teaching officially in 2007 at 20 years old, and have since come into my own as an instructor. I believe my ability to read students and assess their style of learning has afforded me the great honor of watching so many students thrive and enjoy music. I believe the longevity I’ve been able to achieve with my students has come from the aforementioned solid foundation mixed with the students genuine interests and ability to see their own progress. I love teaching rock and pop (the stuff so many youngins want to learn) but always find creative ways to sneak in theory and academics, maybe even a little jazz! I’m great at blending all of what the student WANTS to know, with enough of what they NEED to know.

Novi Location
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm | Sunday: 12pm-5pm
43370 W. 10 Mile Rd. Novi MI 48375
Mon-Tue-Thu: 2pm-9pm | Saturday: 9am-2pm
Wed, Fri, and Sun: CLOSED
9357 General Drive Plymouth MI 48170
Troy Location
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm | Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed
4000 Livernois Rd. Troy MI 48098