Brookside Music

Brookside Music

3 hires on
2 employees
8 years in business

About this pro

Brookside Music is committed to providing students with patient instruction in a creative and positive environment. Our individualized piano lessons are fun and inspiring for all students, from beginners to advanced! 

Flexible lesson times are available for home-schoolers, retirees and stay-at-home parents. 

Instructor Philip DeFazio

As a professional performer, original songwriter and experienced teacher, Philip  brings a balance of music theory, creativity and constructive guidance to every lesson. He  majored in Piano Performance at The Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut, furthering his skills in voicing, harmony, and music theory. He has been teaching piano for nearly 20 years.  He encourages students to find their own self discipline,  improve on their technical skills and explore their creativity.

Instructor Bryan Caudle

Bryan Caudle has been playing drums since he was nine years old and started playing professionally at age 15. He studied drums with several teachers including James Clark and Gene Bozzi. He studied music theory at the Hartford Camerata Conservatory. He has performed with a diverse array of bands ranging from rock, pop, jazz, blues, country, world music, classical and various marching bands. He has toured several countries and has shared the stage with many world class musicians. He began teaching percussion privately in 1990.

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Middletown, CT 06457
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

At Brookside Music, patient instruction and positive guidance make learning fun and inspiring.  We currently offer lessons in piano, drums, percussion, voice,  and music theory.  More instruments will be offered as we grow. One-on-one lessons give students the opportunity to build upon their skills while our group lessons build confidence to unlock their creativity.  We believe music is a fundamental cornerstone of expression and imagination, so let us help set you or your child onto the path of musical discovery!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Studied performance at The Hartt School of Music.

Piano player for successful jazz band, "Mama Train Jazz Band".

We are stiil listed #1 in Hartford on THE BASH.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
30 minute lessons

  • Lesson Length: 30 minutes
  • Price per Lesson: $30

60 minute lessons

  • Lesson Length: 60 minutes
  • Price per Lesson: $60

How did you get started teaching?

By playing in ensembles with others and forced to collaborate to get the bestt musical outcome.

What types of students have you worked with?

All. From special needs, beginners, intermediate, advanced. And, I 've learned from all of my students!