Ted Nichols holds a Bachelor of Science from in Music and Science and a Master of Education in Science from Salisbury University. In 2012 he completed the Pro Tools 10 101 Certified User for Avid.
Ted Nichols has been a private instructor for 40 years and has performed with groups throughout the United States. His experience includes musical styles from classical to rock. Ted has also recorded and toured with contemporary Christian artist Paul Lewis. He has performed in the Easton Choral Society, Salisbury Community Players, Salisbury Symphony and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Chris English Blues Band. Ted Nichols and Tom Clark developed a percussion duo called T & T Percussion. Both share a fascination with percussion and continue to study new styles and instruments. Most recently, they have developed a presentation on hand drumming featuring African, Japanese and Latin rhythms. In the spring of 2005, Ted traveled to West Africa where he researched African instruments and rhythms. He has developed a drum circle which incorporating these world rhythms. His research also includes the influence of African style and rhythms on contemporary music. Served as a visiting artist performer for the Maryland Center for the Arts in 2009 and 2012 and lead a African drumming workshop and performance with the Chris English Blues Band.
Currently Ted is teaching World Music history courses at Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. His other teaching assignments include Applied Percussion, Performance Class, Technology in Music Education, Instrumental Techniques Percussion, Student Advising and Directed Independent Study. Other committee work includes the music department’s NASM accreditation (2012) and development of the Technology Track (2011-2012). He also serves an adviser for the Recording Club and assists students who record the Performance Class with his Avid HD Omni or Mbox3 Pro recording systems.
Ted came to Salisbury University in 2005 and has developed two performance groups. The first is the World Drum ensemble, which specializes, in a variety of ethnic styles including West African, Latin, Japanese Taiko, Brazilian Samba and Capoeira and other world music. He also developed the Percussion Ensemble that performs a variety of contemporary and classic percussion literature. The groups have performed at various churches, public schools, Salisbury’s Third Friday, Peace in the Park, Chris English Blues Band and the Maryland Center for the Arts.