Nicholas Molenda

Nicholas Molenda


Nick Molenda studied music at the University of Washington in Seattle and has been performing & educating for over 20 years. As a performer, Nick held the drum chair with such artists as HARPS, Megan Wilde, Headwaves, Allen Stone, Brett Hite (of FRENSHIP), Tess Henley & Discs of Fury, Presently, Nick can be heard performing with Seattle Rock Orchestra, & The Afterparty.

As an educator, Nick spent 7-years coordinating the University of Washington Husky Drumline & also served has Percussion Caption Supervisor of the Seattle Cascades Drum Corps in 2013. Presently, Nick maintains engagement consulting, teaching privately & adjudicates for regional youth music festivals.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    One day I had a shoot with Allen Stone. We had 4 songs to track, only time for 2 passes each. The room was super live, so I had to play really quiet. One of these was 'Unaware', and has 11 million views on YouTube, has been all over TV, and is still his most famous video.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    I love melodies. There's nothing better than the feeling you get from a great hook, and nothing more inspiring as a player.