Nicholas Santangelo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in the neighboring communities across the Delaware River in Cherry Hill and Medford, New Jersey. After moving to Medford, Nick was accepted to Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, a prestigious private co-ed High School in the Tri-State area. While at Eustace, Nick won the Bishop Eustace Leadership in Music Award & the John Philip Sousa Award, the latter being a national award to honor the top student in high school band as it recognizes musicianship and outstanding dedication by one of the senior year members of the band.
Nick graduated from Rider University, located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey with Cum Laude Honors after successfully pursuing a Bachelors Degree in History and a Minor in Film and Media studies. A veteran of the Greater Philadelphia Area music scene, Nick has performed in numerous bands of varying genres, garnering several local music awards for his outstanding drumming. In addition to teaching, Nick frequently works as a session musician for recording artists of all genres.
Nick can be personally reached at Nick.ValottaStudios@gmail.com