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Singing/ Piano/ Musical Theatre Teacher in Canary Wharf - Didem Atasoy

Didem Atasoy Musical Theatre Teacher (West London)

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  • Bloomsbury (W1T)
  • Last Logged In: 29 Nov 2017
  • Sex: Female
  • Can Travel To: City of London, Greenwich, Southwark, Stafford, Westminster
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  • Professional Qualification Bachelor of Music degree, Department of Composition and Orchestral Conducting, Rhythmic Division
  • Professional Qualification Master's degree in Jazz, Postgraduate studies in Music Theory
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Personal Message
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 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.
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.
How much do you charge?
I charge £35/hour. I am happy to travel to my students' houses. But if the commute time will take more than 1 hour, I may have to add a bit to the price. If group lessons required, we can discuss the fee.
Where do you teach?
I go to my students' houses to teach. I live in Canary Wharf, so I can easily go to the areas on Jubilee Line or DLR. I can go to North Greenwich, Canada Water, Bermondsey, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo, West Minster, Green Park, Bond Street, Baker Street, St.John's Wood, Swiss Cottage, also Greenwich and Lewisham area, Shoreditch, New Cross, New Cross Gate, and Central London as well.
When are you available?
During the week:
I'm free in till 6.00pm except Friday(On fridays I'm usually busy till 2.00)
I'm free on Monday-Wednesday-Friday evenings.
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 an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Do you have a personal message for students?
Every level is welcome. Please feel free to ask any questions.