A former Jazz Pianist with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Piano, I'm a formerly London-based Piano teacher recently relocated to Brighton, 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 (Analysis of Chord Progressions from J.S. Bach to Radiohead & other contemporary genres), 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
- Where do you teach?
I mainly teach at my home studio 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?
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 2019 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
• Conservatory of Amsterdam - Master's Degree in Composing For Film
• DBS Certificate
• British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors
Perfect! Eren is great! We're having a lot of fun and making a lot of progress in learning the piano, just a few weeks ago we didnt know anything and know we can play Let it be, cant wait to learn more
Nuno and Tracy contacted me a couple of weeks ago as beginners in piano. They very quickly learned the basics of posture and hand placement in addition to starting to play ‘Let it Be’ by Beatles after a couple of lessons together. They are both very curious, focussed and and open to new material. Their eagerness and positive attitude also create a fun atmoshere during the sessions. I’m very happy with their fast progress so far and I’m expecting them to play new and more challenging music in the coming term.
Perfect! Eren is an encouraging, patient and extremely knowledgeable teacher. He breaks things down into simple terms on the piano and gives you the confidence that you can achieve the next level. He gives me tasks each week to go home and practice, with each task developing my musical and pianistic skills.
Michael is focussed and determined in studying contemporary and traditional harmony in order to make us of it in his own music.
I've known Eren through superprof and have been taking class from him ever since. Although I started with just expecting to learn some basic piano, his versatile style and passion for music has had a great impact on me and prompted me to look into a whole new world of possibilities. Highly recommended for people wanting to take a step further on their music or just being interested and wanting to know more.
Eren is a great composer and a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. He always gears his lessons towards the individual goals of the students and explains his vast knowledge in very straight-forward and understandable terms. He is equally at home in jazz and pop music, analysing classical scores and film composing/production. I can highly recommend his lessons.
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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