Electric and Nylon String Guitar, Oud, Saz, Ngoni
Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Brandon Terzic is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who has been in the NYC area for 10 years active both as a performer and educator. He has studied guitar with such greats as Mordy Ferber, David Fiucznski, and Lionel Loueke. He has studied the Oud with Bassam Saba and Simon Shaheen. He has also traveled and studied extensively with master musicians in Senegal, Morroco, and Egypt. He has applied Mandinkin (West African), Toureg, Berber, Gnawan, Arabic, Nubian, Flamenco, and East Asian styles to the guitar as well as the Oud and Saz; specifically the oramental, modal and rhythmic aspects. Coupling this with traditional Jazz chord-scale harmonic theory, Brandon is able to impart a very well-rounded approach for students of the guitar as well as anyone interested in applying these concepts to any instrument. He has also given lectures/master classes at Asia Society NY, Johnson State College, and numerous other universities and primary schools, touching upon subjects such as Music in Islam, the Social and Spiritual Contexts of World Musics, as well as the Migration and Genology of American Roots Music.
For the individual student, Brandon focuses on providing a fully balanced and functional musical education through the context of the student's personal musical interest. In other words, if the student's interest is in Rock, he isn't going to force them to play Jazz Standards, but at the same time he will make sure that the student has a working knowledge of theory, harmony and other musical fundamentals, and that the student can interact creatively and apply this knowledge to his or her own musical journey.
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Paco De Lucia, Jimi Hendrix, Ali Farke Toure, Ry Cooder, Salif Kaita, Lionel Loueke, Kora Music, Oud Music, Gnawan