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 has been teaching music for the last 11 years in NYC. He teaches guitar, Oud, music theory, and songwriting. He himself has studied with guitar greats such as David Fiucznski, Lionel Loueke, and Mordy Ferber, as well as Arabic music with Bassam Saba and Simon Shaheen.

For beginners, the focus is on getting people inspired, focused and confident by teaching them to play and hopefully sing their favorite songs, and then using this as a vehicle to understanding the fundamentals of music: rhythm(timing), hearing (listening), and creativity. After the basic technique is solidified, students are encouraged to begin to write and compose music and/or lyrics of their own. Brandon has had tremendous results while doing this with students of all ages. he has had young students that have auditioned and been accepted at progressive creative arts schools like LaGaurdia, and that have recorded and written their own material. By emphasizing the voice and composition, students really get a more inspired and well rounded musical experience, and most importantly, they have more fun!

For the intermediate/advanced student, chord-scale theory and fret board logic is used to expand on the skills that the student has already developed, and to have as many different approaches to interact with music creatively. Melodic development and phraseology are emphasized for the improvising musician, and most importantly a firm commitment to having strong time and rhythmic sensibilities are emphasized.

Brandon also brings in the world music stylings to the guitar, using flamenco right hand techniques, African rhythmic and melodic ornamentations, and slurs and inflections of the Mid-East and east Asian string traditions.

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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