S K Y P E    L E S S O N S

“Hey Guys, I have the great opportunity to do in Person and Skype lessons at my studio in Mannheim. If you like to have just a single lesson, or more regular lessons or an 2 day intense course. It is all possible. For more information, get in touch with my agent chris. He will assist and answer all your questions.

Looking forward to hear from you! best, anika”

  Lesson inquiry: booking@anikanilles.com chris ryan, assistant Please add some quick information about your level and interest for your lesson content.  The Skype lessons will be scheduled online. If you are interested in having a lesson through Skype, you will get further information about the procedure after contacting us.   “Anika’s lessons are fantastic. First of all she has a great way of explaining things, and she is always so pleasant and kind! In my first lesson she immediately gave me advice about changing the dynamics between the kick, snare and hats, and about the positioning of the hats, which markedly improved my sound and made playing easier. One of the best things is that with her teaching method you don’t learn individual fills to learn and copy. She shows you a basic pattern with different stickings, which you can then orchestrate round the kit in countless variations. Probably the best thing however is just listening to her drumming and demonstrating the patterns. Some drummers just sound incredible playing a simple groove or playing a fast fill – Anika is one of them. But nobody sounds like Anika. This makes every lesson an inspiration.” (Alan – UK)  

2 D A Y S   I N T E N S E   C O U R S E

Lesson time: 9 hours  one on one Lesson (4,5 hours a day ) Costs: 650 € Location: studio / Mannheim / Germany

Info / Reservations: booking@anikanilles.com

In this course Anika breaks down her knowledge in an intense situation between you and her. All will be happen in her Studio in Mannheim.

Special here is – the  content will be prepared 75 % by Anika and 25% by the student. As a Student you are involved in the preparations which makes your course more individual.

The studio is located in Mannheim – which is a 40 min distance drive from FRA Airport. The course includes a handout and mp3 loops for your practice afterwards. Anika holds drum camps all around the world. She has been booked for many intense masterclasses on all kind of levels  (London Drumshow, Adams Drumworld, PASIC, Musikmesse, Popakademie Mannheim, Musikhochschule Hannover, Drummersonly UK, Nexus CIA, and many more …). She also holds her own drum camps and is also a writer for Magazines DRUM! (USA); Drummer; Drums & Percussion (GER). She’s an Instructor for DRUMEO, Popakademie Mannheim – University of popular music and music business and Onlinelessons.tv. suggestions for overnights: 



 “….In my camp Ill guide you through different topics in drumming, practicing, teaching, recording and musical playing. It’s more then lessons, it’s an experience of sharing knowledge with a group of different drummers and personalities, which opens up  mind and perception. I’ll introduce you to my personal way how to learn, practice and play the drums. We all will learn from each other and deepen our knowledge.



Anika already hold G R O O V E   C A M P S several times in different countries like Germany, Italy, Greece and Poland. Anika offers  to book her Camp for your Country! Doesn’t matter if you’re a School,- Studio owner or a private person who has the craft to organizing it. The camp is based on three days of teaching  and always include accommodation, Food and overnight for the students. If you’d like to book her camp in your country please get in touch with Chris Ryan for more detail information of requirements and costs. booking@anikanilles.com

D R U M M I NG    K I N S H I P

From George L. Stone to Joe Morello, Sanford Moeller to Jim Chapin, Joe Morello to Dom Famularo, Alan Dawson to Tony Williams, Gary Chaffee to Vinnie Colaiuta… throughout the history of drumming there is an interesting parallel: Behind most influential drummers there is an influential teacher.

With Anika and Claus there are the same bonds: With Claus being a master student of Jim Chapin and Dom Famularo and Anika being one of the most influential contemporary drumset artists of the 21st century. Want to know more what made Anika the drummer she is? And have a view behind her concepts? And find out about the connection to her teachers? To learn about your own path in music and drumming? Then this package is for you!

Drumming Kinship is a

1 Day Masterclass at your facility/Drumschool or

3 Day treat intense Camp hosted by your facility, you as an organizer


for more information about Claus visit  www.claushessler.com                        *for more information about how to get a host send an Email to:

info@anikanilles.com  or  claus@claushessler.com


Get first hand information from two knowledgable and internationally respected teachers and drumset-artists

Daily practicing routine workouts for pad and drumset

Hand and foot technique

Subdivision studies and groupings: How to create and use 21st century drumset applications.

Have a view behind Anika’s and Claus’s practicing and performance routines