Hello, I am a Musical Theatre performer, singing and piano teacher working in those areas for years. I am willing to share my experience and passion with my students. Please feel free to contact me.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach :
- Musical Theatre singing, pop/jazz singing and classical singing as well.
- Classical piano.
- Krav magen, which is a very effective self defense and combat method
- Turkish language
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Bachelor of Music degree, at Department of Composition and Orchestral Conducting and I'm specialised in Rhytmic, which is a profession concentrates on how to teach music to all performing art students, usually by using the method of 'first perform, then analyze'. I am also a Musical Theatre graduate. I've completed postgraduate studies in Music Theory. I do also have a Master's degree in Jazz performance as a vocalist.
I have been training Krav Magen(K.A.M.I.-Self defense and combat method) for 4 years, now I keep on training in Krav Maga here in London. I have participated many seminars as a practicioner and as a part of the instructors team as well. I am currently holding a brown belt in Krav Magen.
I am a native Turkish speaker, born and raised in Istanbul.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £50/hour if the student comes to my home studio or if the location is in 1st or 2nd zone. I am happy to travel to my students' houses. But if the commute time will take more than 1 hour from my place, or the location is at 3rd zone I will charge an additional £5 for travel expenses. For the locations out of 3rd zone, please contact. If group lessons required, we can discuss the fee. Please contact for terms and conditions about how to pay and cancellations.
- Where do you teach?
I usually teach at my home studio. I also go to my student's places. I live in Brixton, so I can easily access the areas on Victoria line or Northern line. I can go to Oval, Stockwell, Victoria, London Bridge, South Kensington, Westminster, Waterloo, Euston, Tottenham Court Road. Brixton area and Central London will be convenient in general.
- When are you available?
During the week:
Monday-Tuesday and Thursdays during the day till 6.00pm
Fridays till 4.00pm
During the weekend:
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach adults, teenagers and children as well. I am happy to teach every level from beginner to professional. And besides working as a lecturer for music students, I always loved to teach people who wanted to learn music as a hobby.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
My priority is teaching my students how to feel music. Depending on the level, I concentrate on understanding the theory of music.
For piano students: I teach them the fundamental techniques like, hand and finger positions, how to use the wrists, and the body.
For singing students: Understanding the right posture and breathing technique is the priority. After that I teach my students how to create a healthy voice and how to gain volume. Then for both singing and piano students, I combine all those with repertory work and interpretation. Especially for singing students, I also pay attention to acting through the song.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Every level is welcome. Please feel free to ask any questions.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been giving private lessons in singing, piano, music theory since 2006.
I have worked as a lecturer in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory Music Department, taught to primary school, high school and university students between the years 2007-2009, 2010-2011 and 2013-2015.
I was leading the Musical Theatre program for children at Siz Drama-Istanbul with a colleague of mine from 2012 to 2016.
I'm a Musical Theatre performer since 2009 and I've acted in many projects including Grease (Istanbul City Theatre Festival), Footloose (Sieur Duluth Festival, Duluth, USA), Urinetown the Musical (Istanbul State Theatre) and Some Like it Hot (TIM Show Center)
I worked as the head choreographer, music director and actress at Kazan Dairesi Theatre-Istanbul. I was the music director of Hedwig and the Angry Inch which was awarded as the best musical project of 2016-2017 Theatre Season in Istanbul.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I do.
• Bachelor of Music degree, Department of Composition and Orchestral Conducting, Rhythmic Division
• Master's degree in Jazz, Postgraduate studies in Music Theory
I was a complete beginner when I started studying with Didem.
Her clear methods and engaging personality have been helping me to get where I want.
Both from technical and musical points of view I know much more now.
And I can finally play "The Phantom of the Opera" :)
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