Leo Nelson

Leo is from the northern Chicago suburbs, where he has been on his drumming journey for the last 15 years, and teaching for 8 years. Being self-taught, the ability to decipher patterns and rhythms on his own has translated to being able to gift understanding to his students with ease.

Well-versed in the different genres of Rock and students of many backgrounds, getting students playing right away and developing the love of the instrument is his first priority. His personal motto is ” I don’t just teach the drums, I build Drummers.”

Aside from drum set and lessons, he performed in Percussion Ensemble in high school, and he has also managed a large music rehearsal space for 5+ years. When he is not teaching or playing in various projects, Leo loves reading, along with health and fitness