The Future Sounds Good
I pride myself on my ability to patiently train new and existing musicians while making the process intuitive and fun! It gives me immense pleasure to watch students flourish at every level.
I specialize in music instruction for children and adults. Students are welcome of all levels and ages.
What I teach:
- Solfege (Sight Reading)
- Ear Training
Istanbul University State Conservatory: Various classes in piano, opera, pedagogy, and performance. Piano and opera degree earned. Istanbul, Turkey.
Pera Fine Arts School - Piano & Voice (8 years) Istanbul, Turkey.
Accompanying various students for lessons, recitals, master classes, and competitions within and outside of The Istanbul University State Conservatory and Pera Fine Arts School.
At least 3 piano recitals and opera performances every 2 months (mandatory by the schools).
2003 – Present Teaching private piano lessons conservatory and different music academies students, preparing them for their exams, recitals, and competitions.
1997 – 2003 Piano teaching assistant for children and teenagers of various ages and levels.
Successfully learned how to teach piano, theory, notation, and solfeggio (sight-reading) from experienced teachers, concert pianists. Prepared students for recitals, and RCM Exams. Students achieved great success on RCM exams (all grades were over 80%).
Carmen Habanera (Bizet) - Mezzo Soprano Role at Süreyya Opera House (2000)
Sebben Crudele - (Antonio Caldara) Mezzo Soprano Role at Ataturk Cultural Center (2000)
O Cessate Di Piagarmi (Alessandro Scarlatti) at Istanbul Opera and Ballet Hall (2000)
3rd prize in Chopin Etude Competition at Pera Fine Arts School. (1999).
1st prize in Chopin Etudes Competition Pera Fine Arts School. (1997).
3rd prize in Chopin Waltz Competition Pera Fine Arts School. (1996).
Summer Recital at Pera Fine Arts School. (1995).
Rafael Gasimov, Pera Fine Arts School, Istanbul.
Liliana Bakir, Pera Fine Arts School, Istanbul.
Serpil Gunseli, Istanbul University State Conservatory (Musical composer, awards winner, piano teacher).
Remziye Tanrikulu – Opera singer/Teacher.
Ayse Sezerman - Opera Singer/Teacher.
Accompanying various instrumentalists and vocalists for RCM exams.
Various duets with piano.
Accompanied children for RCM exams.
Studying music for over 28 years, I have extensive teaching and performing experience. Most importantly, I customize my teaching methods to each student's learning style, needs, and talents.