Nick Hayden

Nick has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Throughout college, Nick was an instructor for Urban Fusion Percussion in New Bedford, MA. Urban Fusion Percussion focuses on teaching at-risk youth, taking them off of the streets, and giving them a positive alternative through music. He has played in orchestras, marching bands, bebop bands, blues bands, big bands, calypso bands, and Latin jazz bands, and many more.

Nick has been involved in the world of percussion for the past 18 years. He has played with a wide variety of professional groups. He marched with The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps from Nashua, NH (2004-5) and with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Allentown, PN (2006). He traveled the country, touring with the Drum Corps International (DCI), playing for thousands of fans at major venues like Gillette Stadium, and receiving many prestigious awards. Nick won the Division II Drum Corps International Championship with The Spartans and was also a DCI finalist when traveling with The Cadets.

Nick now lives on Nantucket year-round and is a professional education/performer.

Elizabeth let me play the Red Violin after her performance! The sound was warm and it played with ease. I tried to focus on the instrument but I got completely discombobulated when I realized she had walked away leaving me with the violin. So I just kept playing! Where else in the world could that have happened? Thanks NCMC.

Joanna Haye / Coq au Vin violinist and NMC artist member

With beautiful practice spaces and meticulously maintained Steinway pianos, a music library stocked full of new and historic scores and a Sibelius-ProTools Independent Learning System!  The Nantucket Community Music Center is the place for learning, exploring, and experiencing music on Nantucket.  Well done!

Natalie Ciminero / Donor

We celebrate over forty years of creativity, curiosity, and scholarship, fostering a sense of commitment through community engagement.

Greta Feeney / Voice Teacher, Soprano

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