Beginning, Immediate, & Advance Drum Lessons.
Grip Technique, Stick Control, 26 Rudiments, Brush Stroke, Reading Fundamentals, Advance Chart Reading,
4 Way Coordination, Jazz Studies, Funk Beats, World Rhythmic Concepts, Odd Times
Damon "NomaD" Hope has been in the drum business since the age of 5. Touring and Recording
the last few decades as a prominent sideman, bandleader, educator, and composer.
Born in Chicago and Raised in Indianapolis, he started playing guitar/trumpet at the age of 5 and quickly
switched to the drums after seeing Animal from the Muppet Show on T.V. He then was inspired to join the
neighborhood, grade school, high school, & municipal symphonic bands performing anything from classical
to rock n roll at the local street show or school concerts.
Damon pursued a degree in classical percussion/drum set at the Columbia College Chicago and then
moved to Boston to enroll at Berklee College of Music to finish his studies were he graduated Magna
Cum Laude. There he studied privately with Kenwood Dennard, Casey Scheuerell, Ed Uribe & Jon Hazilla.
Since his move to San Francisco, as a performer and writer Damon immediately started working with
such distinctive artists as Maria Muldaur, Merl Saunders, Vince Welnick, Mood Food, and The Nomad Band.