Brandon Terzic

Brandon Terzic teaches guitar, oud, saz, and ngoni with Brooklyn Music Lessons

Electric and Nylon String Guitar, Oud, Saz, Ngoni

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

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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.

TEACHING STYLE

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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Influences: 

Paco De Lucia, Jimi Hendrix, Ali Farke Toure, Ry Cooder, Salif Kaita, Lionel Loueke, Kora Music, Oud Music, Gnawan

Subjects: 
Ear Training
Listening
Ensemble Playing
Improvisation
Middle Eastern Improvisation
Rocking Out
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Nylon String Guitar
Slide Guitar
Recording and Production
Child Education
Composition
Arranging
Music Theory
West African Rhythmic Theory
Ngoni
Oud
Saz
Ukulele
Lesson Types: 
Housecall Lessons
Studio Lessons
Master Classes
Workshops
Skill Levels Taught: 
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Housecall Neighborhoods: 
Bed-Stuy
Crown Heights
Ditmas Park
Flatbush
Kensington
Lefferts Gardens
South Prospect Park
Bushwick
Greenpoint
Williamsburg
East Williamsburg
South Williamsburg
Boerum Hill
Brooklyn Heights
Carroll Gardens
Clinton Hill
Cobble Hill
Columbia Waterfront
Downtown Brooklyn
DUMBO
Fort Greene
Gowanus
Park Slope
South Slope
Prospect Heights
Red Hook
Windsor Terrace
Bay Ridge
Borough Park
Sunset Park
Downtown Manhattan
Alphabet City
East Village
Greenwich Village
NoHo
Bowery
West Village
Lower East Side
SoHo
NoLita
Little Italy
Chinatown
Lower Manhattan
TriBeCa
Midtown