Anika Nilles - Dozentin an der BDB Akademie Staufen

Anika Nilles


Anika debuted online 2013 on her youtube channel by releasing videos with her unique compositions and playing style. She built up a name for herself over the last six years, boasting nearly 20 million views on her videos and touring all over the world as a well known clinician. Anika’s playing style is distinguished by her strong groove, her finesse in technique, her unique sound and her ability how to use odd rhythms to make them sounding easy! Her use of the drum set as an expressive instrument rather than just a rhythm keeper allows for some extravagant playing without stealing the focus away from the music. Anika inspires drummers and musicians world wide to develope their skills and create their own music. She recently released her second full length album along with her band Nevell which was immediately listed on the ‚iTunes 40 Top jazz Releases‘ chart in the USA and climbed its way to number #3. Well known in the drumming community, Anika won the ‚Modern Drummer Readers Poll‘ for ‚Up And Coming Artist‘ as well as ‚#1 Rising Star‘ in “DRUM!” Magazine in 2015 and 2016 as well as beeing voted to `#3 for best educator`on UK drummies awards in 2017 and ‚#1 for best clinician’ on UK musicradar in 2018 an #3 in 2019. Anika is working as a educator at the popakademie- university for popular music and music business/ Germany, Nexus ICA / UK and as a guest lecture at DRUMEO. Anika plays MEINL cymbals, TAMA drums, EVANS drumheads, PROMARK sticks

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