Brandon Terzakis

Brandon T.

Guilford, CT
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Drum lessons are tailored to each individual student depending on their needs and goals as student and musician.

The most typical areas that are covered during lessons are (but not limited to): sight-reading, rudiments and application, technique and improvisation.

About Brandon T.

I’m a shoreline based professional drummer and educator that has been teaching for 6+ years and am available to travel and teach lessons.

I take extreme pride in providing students with the knowledge and tools to find their voice on the drums while still fostering an enjoyable learning environment. I have taught skill levels ranging from beginner up to advanced students. Every student plays, and learns differently. As such, every student has lesson plans tailored to their individual needs and skill level.

Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have!


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7 Reviews
Jeff Z - Durham CT
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I have been working with Brandon since late November 2019. I am new to drumming and having a drum teacher who is willing to come to your house to teach you on YOUR equipment. I find this to be not just convenient, but very helpful in that I find I can retain what Brandon is teaching me each lesson. Brandon is very friendly, capable and knowledgable. He has patience and never ever gets frustrated, in fact his positive reenforcement builds my confidence and keeps me engaged to continue to learn. As many folks new to drumming want to do, I wanted to 'just learn songs' and while Brandon would have done this he explained the foundational need to get the sticking, timing and coordination foundation so that we can get to my goals!

I recommend Brandon very highly. He is a nice person as well as great drum teacher. He will NOT disappoint!

Posted Mar 11, 2020
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Brandon is a very encouraging and welcoming teacher. He's phenomenal at breaking down ideas in many different ways to ensure you understand the content and will put you to work so that you keep progressing as a drummer!

Posted Feb 17, 2020
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Brandon was a terrific drum instructor for my son. He's a true musician and a fantastic teacher. His technical proficiency allows him to identify potential areas of improvement in his students and help them grow. His comfort with many styles of music and professionalism make him an all around great instructor.

He's a good guy too. My son liked working with him a lot.

Posted Dec 3, 2019
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My daughter has been taking lessons with Brandon at the School of Rock in Madison for 4 years . Brandon was the musical director of several performance camps , where the kids participating would learn songs and perform them live in front of an audience after 4 months of intense practices .
Brandon is a great teacher , very good with kids . He was instrumental in helping my daughter become a professional musician , overcome her shyness on stage and taught her the value of hard work, perseverance , and working as a team . I cannot say enough about Brandon’s abilities . He is fantastic !

Posted Jul 21, 2019
Nick & Jen
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Our twelve year old son has been taking lessons with Brandon for two years. We have watched our son's progression as a musician and we are so grateful to Brandon for all of his hard work and dedication. The rapport that Brandon has established with our son is remarkable. He really has a positive way of reaching his students and creating trust. Brandon relates well to his students and really makes learning fun. He motivates our son to meet and exceed his goals. We could not wish for a better instructor for our son. We highly recommend Brandon T. as a music instructor.

Posted Jul 11, 2019
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My son Cooper, now 13, began lessons with Brandon 2 1/2 years ago. He had never held a set of drumsticks but was interested in playing. Brandons ‘ease in’ make-it-fun approach is a complete winning combination for the student. Brandons ability to also read the student and know when to challenge them has been a key success factor for my son.

Who I have now is a 13 year old boy who practices 2 hours a day minimum, a passion for all things drum related, growing proficiency in theory and varying styles of music and most importantly a young confident musician who regularly plays in front of dozens if not hundreds of people.

I couldn’t have hand picked a better instructor for my kid....

Posted Jul 10, 2019
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My 15-year-old son has been taking lessons from Brandon for at least 4 years. When I asked him to review Brandon, he shelved his normal sarcasm and responded with: “I don’t know, he’s Brandon. He’s a good guy. He’s patient with me and he has the knowledge and materials. He knows when to go over simple rudiments and when to relax and teach a song.” As a mom, I can’t say enough about him. He is super talented, respectful, reliable, punctual, and cool. We consider him a friend.

Posted Jul 10, 2019

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Freelance Musician
Jan 2017 - Present


Freelance drummer and multi-instrumentalist for studio and live sessions with different groups and ensembles throughout the Connecticut and New England area.

Music Instructor
Jan 2015 - Oct 2019

School of Rock

Private drum instruction and mentorship for all levels of students ranging from beginner to advanced. Teaching topics include, but are not limited to: * Technique & Mechanics * Rudiments & Application * Sight-Reading * Improvisation * Style specific studies (Rock, Funk, Jazz)



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