Featured Teachers

Piano Teachers

BASAK Z.

Basak is an experienced recitalist and performer with operatic and chamber ensembles around the world. She has offered singing and piano workshops and taught as Visiting Assistant Professor in UK, USA, Turkey and Italy. She has been teaching for 20 years. Recently, based upon the high demand for concerts and recitals, she has extensively toured Europe and United States and appeared as the guest soloist of Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra. Her recent performances in New York were Contessa La Nozze di Figaro, Jessy Mahagonny Songspiel, Pamina The Magic Flute; and also in Italy as a soloist of the Orchestra Filarmonica Campana and the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese. During her vocal studies, she was awarded the 3rd Prize at the 41st International Choral Competition C.A. Seghizzi, in Gorizia and she sang the lead roles in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with ICMA awarded Bilkent Symphony Orchestra. As a grant winner of the Italian Institute of Culture, she studied at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana Siena, where she joined the vocal studio of renowned soprano Raina Kabaivanska. She had also the opportunity to attend masterclasses of Leone Magiera and Maestro Luciano Pavarotti. Her recent highlights in opera have included Eugenie Onegin as Larina in Moscow Opera Festival, La Boheme as Musetta in Jerusalem Opera Festival, Macbeth as Lady Macbeth and Elektra. She also worked as the Musical Director in Broadway Project with acclaimed Broadway conductor Phil Reno, who recently conducted famous musicals “Cats” and “Something Rotten”. She has given concerts in prestigious musical centres of Europe and the United States such as Palau de la Música Catalana, Community Theatre of Modena, Amfiteatre Caixa de Sabadell, Neuschwanstein Musical Theatre, BAM Opera House. She currently works as a vocal instructor and continues to give frequent opera performances, recitals, concerts and chamber repertoire across the world.
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Inna T.

Inna started to play the piano at the age of 6. From 2006 until 2010 she studied at the Institute of Arts, with Anatoliy Silukov, where she received her Bachelor’s degree. And her Master’s degree, in both Piano Performance and Pedagogy from 2011 Inna continued to get in the Academy of music, theatre, and fine arts (AMTAP) with the renowned artist of Moldova Aliona Vardanian and other honors. Upon graduation, she qualified as a soloist, concertmaster, and piano teacher. Throughout her studies, she performed and competed in a variety of music festivals (“Games of Veszprem”, Hungary, “Orpheus”, Romania; International music competition in St. Petersburg, Russia; International piano competition V. Viardo, Ukraine), and participated in a number of local youth concerts, participated in Masterclasses with different international artists from Russia, Ukraine, Israel. She has worked as the piano teacher and accompanist at the Institute of Arts and at the School of arts S.Rachmaninov (Tiraspol, Moldova). In Transnistria (Moldova) Inna is known for her teaching career. She has had talented students who have been major prize winners in different competitions.
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Batuhan Y.

In 2009, he passed the exams of the European Youth Symphony Orchestra(EJOD) and gave concerts in various countries (Germany, France) to represent his country. During his tenure abroad, he worked with various pianists. In 2009, he was accepted to the chamber orchestra of Nilufer Municipality and continued my chamber music and orchestral education with Professor Hasan Adiguzelzade. He started Bursa Uludag University Music Education Department in 2010 following his extraordinary success in the talent examination. In the 2013 Istanbul International Pera Piano Competition, he was awarded for the Best Freelance Interpretation. he actively participated in masterclass studies with Tamara Poddubnaya and Associate Professor Ferit Adıguzelzade. Graduating from Uludag University with honours in 2014, he won the Master's Degree Program of the Department of Music Education at Uludag University. During his graduate education, he actively took part in various projects within the university. During this period, he was assigned to accompany the undergraduate students (string instruments). In 2018, he completed his master's degree with thesis. He prepared his students for the piano and violin examination of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music(ABRSM) for all grades and most of them passed the exams with distinction. In 2020, He graduated online certificate programme of Eskisehir University called “Piano Trainer-1” and “Fundamentals of Music Theory” by the University of Edinburgh.
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Elif Y.

Elif graduated from the State Conservatory of Uludag University as a violinist. Then she got a pedagogical experience certificate from the Faculty Music Education Department of Uludag University as a violin and piano teacher. She also had the opportunity to participate in some of the music authority’s masterclasses. Some of them were Maxim Vengerov, Valery Oistrakh, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Mihael Aranovich, Shlomo Mintz, Alexander Markov, Peter Fisher, Nathaniel Vallois, Cihat Askin, Suna Kan, Özcan Ulucan. She gave a concert as a soloist accompany with Academic Chamber Orchestra of Afyon University at the III. International Marsyas Culture-Art and Music Festival with Academic Chamber Orchestra of Nilufer in Bursa, Bolu, and with Orchestra of Uludag University. Also, she did some recital in some parts of Turkey. She had played in many orchestras. One of them was the “Turkey National Youth Symphony Orchestra” conducted by Cem Mansur. They gave some concerts in Berlin, Rome, Vienna, Kassel, Dortmund, Linz, Bonn, Essen, Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Ankara, Bodrum, Antalya. They also won the first prize with Ahmet Altinel's composition at the Young Euro Classic festival in Berlin. One of them was the Regional State Symphony Orchestra of Bursa. In these concerts, she took part as a concertmaster also first and the second violinist. one of them was the Regional State Symphony Orchestra of Bursa.
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Ivanica N.

Ivanica started playing the violin and piano at the age of 8 in Music School Franjo Kuhač in Osijek, Croatia in a class of prof. Ines Ana Tomić. After secondary school graduation, she continued her music studies at the Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she graduated specializing in Violin. Ivanica’s notable awards at competitions include 1st prize at the Croatian National Competition for Chamber Ensembles in 2015 (organized by HDGPP - Croatian Association of Music and Dance Teachers) as a member of a string quartet. Whilst studying in the academy she received two Rector’s awards for participating in group projects of collaboration between Zagreb’s artistic academies: one for participation in Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen and the other for participation in Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte. Her notable solo performances include a short recital at the Croatian writer Ankica Kišić’s novel promotion in Osijek in 2012, recitals in Hrvatski dom (Croatian Home) in Osijek and in Slatina, Croatia in 2013. She has also performed as a chamber musician, notably in 2014 in the Croatian National Theatre of Osijek, organized by Rotary Club Croatia. Ivanica has had multiple performances with the Academy of Music, Zagreb’s Symphony Orchestra, including the grand opening of the Blagoje Bersa Concert Hall, part of the grand opening of the Academy’s new building in 2014. Ivanica worked as a private violin/piano teacher for three years whilst studying in Zagreb. At the same time, she worked as a theatre attendant and finally was promoted to become a full-time stage manager at contemporary-styled theatre &TD in Zagreb.
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Seray Ö.

Seray started her music education in Bursa Zeki Müren Anatolian Fine Arts High School. Her main instrument is cello, and her minor branch is piano. During her high school education, she attended several solo and orchestra concerts. After she graduated from high school, she started her bachelor’s degree, which is music education teaching at Uludag University in 2009. She has completed her cello education with Elhan Necef. She was accepted to a master program at the same university and completed a master program in Italy (Conservatory of Music L. Refice) Her Master’s degree, in both Cello Performance and Pedagogy. Due to studying music teaching, aside from music, she was also trained in pedagogical studies, like psychology, methods of teaching, and pre-school education. Seray has tons of experience teaching kids and adults cello and piano at all levels.
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Vezhdi B.

Vezhdi’s talent for music was discovered by his sister’s music teacher. Vezhdi started to practice music at age 5, joined piano and keyboard lessons for the next five years. He was living in Tekirdağ / Çorlu until 2002 and then he joined Music Talent Exam and he was accepted to Eskisehir Music High School. He learned to play ‘Viola’ ‘Piano’ and also learned about ‘music theory’ ‘music history’ ‘Turkish music history’ during these 4 years of the high school period. After Music High School Vezhdi continued with his music life in Canakkale Onsekizmart University Department of Music to become a music teacher, (2006 – 2010). During his study at Canakkale Onsekizmart University, he attended many Viola, Piano, Choir concerts in Turkey and also in Greece, Serbia – Montenegro, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Germany. After 4 successful years at Canakkale Onsekizmart University Vezhdi graduated and became a Music Teacher. In 2011 Vezhdi moved to London to learn English, to get new work experience, and also to do a Master in Musical Harmony. He is a multi-talented musician that plays, violin, viola, piano, and guitar. He is also the accompanist of all our exam students at the London School of Arts.
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Lina P.

Lina gained her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Opera and in Music education from Klaipeda University Academy of Arts, Lithuania. Lina has performed and studied in conservatoires across Europe, including the Vimmerby folkhögskola in Sweden; the Conservatorio di Musica S.Giacomantonio Italy, coached by acclaimed Soprano Annamaria Dell’Oste and at the Siauliai Conservatoire of Music. Lina Puidokaitė's warm vocal quality as a lyric soprano has led her to perform leading roles including Dorabella in W. A. Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Amina in V.Bellini’s La Sonnambula, and Lucy in G. C. Menotti’s L'Amour à trois. Lina has extended capability in classical piano and guitar, and other repertoire includes songs and arias from G.Rossini; P.Tosti; W. A. Mozart; G.F. Händel; V. Bellini; as well as contemporary songs such as V. Palermo’s Frammenti del tempo. She is a multi-talented musician that teaches singing, piano and guitar. Singing and piano being her main instruments, Lina can also teach guitar up to Grade 5.
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Emrah Y.

Emrah's love of music started with classical guitar, he started his music education by studying classical guitar in 1996. After continuing his classical music education for 4 years, he started also studying flute at Kocaeli University in 2000. He studied chamber music and orchestra with Ece Karsal and soloist with Dr Sadako Yokoyama. He studied piano accompaniment with Associate Professor Hakan Bagci and Feridun Aslan. He graduated in 2004 and worked as a flute teacher for a few years at Kocaeli Anatolian Fine Arts High School before he got accepted to do his master's degree at the faculty of educational sciences at Istanbul University and completed his pedagogical formation education. After teaching at many schools, he opened his own music school in Istanbul in 2009 and started to give certificate training with the approval of the Ministry of National Education. Emrah, who teaches flute, guitar and piano, continued to teach in his own school until 2021. He then, unfortunately, had to close his school in Turkey due to covid-19 and moved to London to pursue his music performance/teaching career.
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Jessica F.

Jessica is a London based professional guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with over 12 years of experience in the music industry. She teaches piano, guitar, and bass guitar. She has performed in many venues across Europe and the UK, including 02 Academy Islington, The Hackney Empire, The Dublin Castle, Camden Proud, NEC Birmingham Arena, Camden Underworld, The Fleece Bristol, Bedford Esquires, Electroworks Islington amongst many other prestigious venues. Jess has also performed at a range of festivals including Camden Rocks, Surface and Latitude Festival with original bands and as a session guitarist, including completing a fortnight-long UK tour with US-based tribute band to The Cramps, the ‘Teenage Werewolves’ in April 2019 and is due to complete a second UK tour with the band in December 2020. Jess has always had a passion for music, which started at the early age of 6 when she attended her very first piano lesson. At age 13 she picked up the guitar, and by the age of 15 Jess had already gained her Grade 8 in electric guitar. One year later, she went on to study at the prestigious Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) and completed a Level 3 Music Performance Diploma, followed by a Level 5 Higher Diploma, both specializing in guitar. Thereafter, Jess further expanded her musical knowledge by studying at the Detroit Institute of Music Education, where she achieved a 1st Class BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Music Performance. Jess successfully teaches guitar to students of all ages up to Grade 8 and has become known as a patient, knowledgeable teacher. She has recently finished composing and recording her debut solo album ‘Utopian Dreams’, which is soon to be released on all major music platforms.
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Anastasia L.

Anastasia is a passionate pianist who started her journey in music at the age of 4. She studied at the Contemporary and Liberal Arts Conservatory and in 2016 she received her first Diploma with honours. She continued her studies for the next diploma in piano and achieved a place at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens to study Musicology. She always was passionate about the pedagogy of music, so she never stops teaching and attending many seminars for that reason. After her studies in Greece and her multiple awards and concerts at the National Performance Hall of Athens, she moved to London to study for her master’s at the city, University of London, to which she was awarded a Performance Scholarship. She prepares her students for the piano and theory exams of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) for all grades, and she works as a piano teacher for 8 years now. As teacher believes the main key to a good lesson is a combination of the love for the music and the discipline of an athlete.
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June W.

June is a Chinese from Hong Kong who has been living in London doing what she loves the most. She has discovered her love for music at a very young age and started to play piano at the age of 12. She has a special love for the piece from Baroque and Classical period. She is an enthusiastic tutor with more than 15 teaching experience for ABRSM graded exams. She has experience teaching all ages and levels. She is always looking for ways to improve herself hence she is now preparing for the ABRSM Diploma examination to be taken soon. As a teacher, she knew how to walk along with the students, understand their own preference, their strength and weakness on different period or composers. Also, she strongly focuses on the basic techniques and skills, making sure her students play the piano with proper gesture, fingering and aware of the basic music theory. She believed that good working relationships are the key on teaching, and she makes sure she motivates the students to try and do their best with funny and interactive learning environment. That's why none of her student would fail the exam.
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Valerija I.

She gained a Bachelor's degree in music at the University of Huddersfield and Masters at London College of Creative media after graduating from a conservatoire in Lithuania. She is a singer and a piano player. She has performed at festivals, and concerts and organised independent gigs around the UK as well as Lithuania. She has worked with various bands, experienced in arranging, workshopping and teaching vocals. She specialises in pop, jazz and rock vocals. Focuses on each student's needs and goals, whether it's wanting to learn how to belt, execute runs with ease or find an individual sound and style in singing. Accentuates the importance of improvisation and variations in singing, hence whilst teaching vocals, digs into the understanding of harmony, chords, key changes, and structure, in other words - music theory. She is experienced in teaching singing and piano. She makes sure to help her students with songwriting & creativity and finds ways to inspire each individual to create a special bond in music.
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Berfin A.

Berfin A. is a London-based professional musician, an expanding performance artist, and a music teacher, born in Ankara, Turkey. Berfin specialised in violin, branching out to piano, singing, and embodied movement. She has been a professional musician for over 16 years. Berfin recently graduated from the Royal Academy with First Class Honours, where she studied with Jack Liebeck. Starting her studies with violin in Ankara, in 2011 she won the Young Musician of the Year in the Andante Classical Music Prize. From 2012 until 2016 she continued her studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School where she studied with Lutsia Ibragimova. In 2017, Berfin was invited to give a TEDx speech in Ankara. She has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Hall and participated in concerts with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kammerphilharmonie Bodensee Orchestra. Throughout her career, Berfin has won multiple violin competitions. In February of this year, she performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Bursa Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, conducted by Antonio Pirolli. In 2019, Berfin was a soloist in the Max Bruch Album performing the Adagio Appassionato which was recorded on the Sony Classical Label. Berfin performs on a Nicolaus Gagliano violin (1751) kindly given to her by her family and donors of the CEV Foundation.
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