After an illustrious career as a performing drummer, Chris Terracciano decided to pursue his dream of opening a full service drum shop in Sandpoint, Idaho. Chris is a 45-year veteran in the music industry and brings with him a wealth of knowledge of not only the drums themselves but also his unique, friendly approach to teaching drums.
Born in Southern California, Chris grew up in the middle of the “surf” band, music revolution. He has played with various bands with a wide variety of musical styles. This has enabled him to pass along to his students a first hand style that not only teaches but also keeps his students desire to learn and have fun with music paramount.
Chris has studied drums extensively with renowned teachers such as Merv Kennedy, Bart Mann and Ed Brown. Attended Pasadena City College, completing courses in Percussion Ensemble and Music Theory. Chris started teaching drums in 1971 in Arcadia California.
Chris now oversees a huge amount of new, used & vintage drums, cymbals; drum hardware and accessories that he sends all over the world to waiting collectors and customers. This mail order business turned out to be so successful that BackBeat Drums opened its doors as a full-line pro drum shop for the professional drummer as well as non-professional of all ages and skill levels.
Chris is currently available for recording sessions, drum teching, touring and drum clinics.
Clinics & Classes Attended:
01 – Hollywood Drum Show featuring Bun E. Carlos of (Cheap Trick)
02 – Chicago Drum Show featuring Charlie Adams (Yanni)
02 – Moscow Drum Show featuring Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez
03 – Cuban percussion clinic Sandpoint, ID featuring the Puentes Brothers
05 – Chicago Drum Show featuring Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick), Donny Osborne (Mel Torme), Todd Sucherman (Styx) Paul Wertico
05 – Seattle, WA. Featuring Steve Gadd (Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, James Taylor)
05 – BackBeat Drums Studio – Peter Magadini ( Diana Ross & The Supremes, Mose Allison )
06 – Moscow,ID – Dan Bukvich/Aaron Mlasko
07 – Chicago Drum Show – Featuring Hannah Ford, Donny Osborne, Johnny Rabb, Peter Erskine, Steve Fagiano, Stanton Moore
08 – Chicago Drum Show – Master Class /Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart,Vanilla Fudge) & Cindy Blackman
(Lenny Kravitz )
09 – Chicago Drum Show – Master Class / Will Calhoun (Living Color), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), W.S. “Fluke” Holland
(Johhny Cash) and Zoro (Lenny Kravitz)
10 – Chicago Drum Show – Master Class / Denny Seiwell (Paul McCartney & Wings), Billy Ward (Carly Simon) Hannah Ford (Pandorum) , Gregg Potter (MTV) Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)
Band Experience & Performances:
As a recording artist and performing drummer, Chris has played with and opened for many of the most successful musical acts from the sixties through today’s contemporary bands.
60’s – Panelmen / Surf Music
60’s – Comancheros / Rock and originals
60’s – New Breed / Rock / Motown and originals
60’s – Recorded at Patternosters Studio in San Gabriel, CA
60’s – Opened for The Seeds, the Music Machine, Byrds, Sop w/ Camel, Eric Burden & the Animals at the Street Scene in El Monte,Ca.
60’s – Suspended Animation / Rock and originals
70’s – Ducks / Rock, jazz, and originals
70’s – Jerimiahs Rainbow / Recorded at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA.
70’s – David Wil / Soul, Recorded at A&D Studios, Burbank, CA (made Billboard Charts)
80’s – Mixed Company / Pop Rock
80’s – Trapper Creek/Country rock, folk and originals. Recorded at Eastern Washington University
80’s – BLT / classic rock/ folk rock/ ballads
80’s – Cat Daddy / classic rock, blues, jazz
90’s – Cat Daddy / opened for Sawyer Brown Recorded live – Festival at Sandpoint,
90’s – Cat Daddy / opened for Norton Buffalo, Recorded Live – Panida Theater
00’s – Sandpoint Assembly of God Worship Team Band/ Christian Rock
02 – Fresco/Conga Percussion Ensemble / Afro-Cuban-Latin-Jazz – Festival at Sandpoint. Opened for David Lindley, Wally Ingram & Jimmy Ibbotson (recorded live)
03 – Riverboat Band w/David Vasquez-originals Recorded at Blue Shop, Coeur d’ Alene, ID
03 – Riverboat Band w/David Vasquez Opened for Tower of Power – Festival at Sandpoint
04 – BackBeat Drum Group opened for Beau Solei & Marcia Ball – Festival at Sandpoint
06 – Back Beat Drum Group opened for Dick Dale – Festival at Sandpoint
10 – Back Beat Drum Group opened for Lady Blacksmith Mambazo (Paul Simon) – Festival at Sandpoint
2020 – Recorded “You’re Not Alone” by Carmine Terraciano at Carbonite Sound, Ojai, CA