A former Jazz Pianist with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Piano, I'm a London-based Piano teacher, graduated from the Royal College of Music in Composition (MA). With my current students of all ages and levels, we mainly focus on non-classical genres.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Jazz Piano / Improvisation / Theory / Harmony, Composition, Music Production and Songwriting to young adults and adults, from beginners to an advanced level including preparations for auditions to Film Music Programmes. I'm very flexible with the way of organising the lessons depending on each student's needs, while maintaining a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Master of Composition (MComp) in Composition for Screen - Royal College of Music (as a Soirée d'Or Scholar supported by a Clifton Parker Award)
Master of Music (M.M.) in Composing for Film - Conservatory of Amsterdam
Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Jazz Piano Performance - Conservatory of Amsterdam
- How much do you charge?
£140 per month for both 4 or 5 weekly lessons.
£75 per month for 2 lessons.
*For lessons held at the students' homes, there might be an additional travel cost from £5 up to £15 per month depending on the location and the number of lessons.
- Where do you teach?
I mainly teach at my home studio in Hackney and occasionally travel to students. Music Production / Composition for Visual Media requires specific softwares and hardware equipments therefore, I prefer to teach this subject at my own studio.
- When are you available?
Weekdays, please contact for specific times of availability.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Young adults and adults, all levels from beginners to an advanced level.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I've completed a year-long methodological teaching course during my Bachelor's Study at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In meantime, I've taught and assisted people who needed help in variety of musical subjects.
As part of my solo work, I recently performed a solo concert at Yamaha The Silent Piano Sessions in London. (concealed information)
Composition / Film work: A Bafta Crew 2018 participant, Eren has written music for award-winning films, featured at such festivals as San Sebastian Film Festival, IDFA Documentary Festival, Palm Springs and Cannes Film Festival. His recent works include the short, Mechul (Cannes Film Festival 2017), Dutch TV Documentary Four Winters of Theo van den Boogaard and the IDFA Audience Prize Winner, Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf for Best Documentary Feature nominated film, Naziha's Spring. Eren has also written music for many shorts and animations, including the film entitled, Onno the Oblivious, which won the 'Orona Award' for 'The Most Cutting Edge Film' at the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival, and English National Opera commissioned award-winning animation, Leonor.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a DBS Certificate (9 November 2016).
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors)
PCAM (Producers and Composers of Applied Music.)
PRS (Performing Rights Society)
• Royal College of Music - Master's Degree in Composition for Screen (Soirée d'Or Scholar supported by a Clifton Parker Award)
• Conservatory of Amsterdam - Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Piano and Master's Degree in Composing For Film
• DBS Certificate
• British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors
I have had several music teachers in my time but Eren definitely stands out - not only is his demeanour friendly and approach to piano teaching exemplary, he is able to tailor the sessions exactly to what you need whether it be passing a music exam, learning how to compose, or simply learning how to play from the beginning. I sought Eren specifically to learn jazz piano and within a month or two, I had not only grasped the basics but because of his enthusiasm and dedication, I learnt so many things about music that inspired me and that keep me inspired me to this day. In addition to this, as somebody who aspires to compose music one day, it was incredibly useful to have a teacher such as Eren (who actively composes music himself) because I knew if I ever had any issues with my own work, I could turn to him for advice.
It's a pleasure to recommend Eren as a piano teacher. As someone who had studied classical music, and self-taught blues/boogie-woogie, I wanted to branch out and learn jazz piano. It was really hard to start, but gradually, and through well-chosen exercises he got me to start to understand how jazz works. I still have a very long way to go, and I've now moved house away from him, but I will be eternally grateful for Eren's grounding in this complex topic. Thank you Eren! By the way, he doesn't just teach jazz. He seems to possess a deep knowledge of many musical styles, which I think really helps give a broad context when learning one style in particular.
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