He recevied his first set of drums at the age of 12 and began studying music composition, drums and percssion under Shaul Shoval and then David Rich who was a former student of Joe Morello.
Nir began his professional career at the age of 16 performing and recording with israeli's top artist in musical ranging from Rock,Latin,Jazz,Funk, and Middle Eastern.
As a result he toured extensively throuhout Israel and made many national TV appearances and album recording.
Deciding to set his ambitions for higher terrain Nir left behind his very successful musical career in Israel in 1993 to begin all over again in New York City.His decision ultimately led him to the drum throne once occupied by Phil Collins for the internationally acclaimed progressive band Genesis. havig recorded on well over 80 albums of which includes John Mayer's triple platinum album" Room For Squares " and many outers, Nir has come into his own as an internationally well-respected and in demand musician performing and recording troughout North America, Europe, Japan and Israel.