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Mrs Elif Karlidag
Mrs Elif Karlidag

I began my musical education by taking piano lessons at the age of seven in Bucarest/Romania. I completed my primary school education at Bucarest French College. In 1996, I was chosen after several exams and was accepted to the department of Music at Izmir Anatolian Fine Arts High School. At this school, I took basic piano and violoncello and gratuated in June 2000.
In the same year, I was found to be successful through several tests such as Piano, Composition and Opera Branch at the Ankara Bilkent University / Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, and also at the Composition and Conducting Main Branch of the Izmir Dokuz Eylul University State Conservatory. I prefered to conduct my studies at Izmir Dokuz Eylul State Conservatory and thus started my undergraduate degree training at Composition Branch as the student of Prof. Istemihan Taviloglu. After studying one year prepatory class, I completed my four years undergraduate studies in three years. I skipped the academic year of third grade, and I graduated in June 2004 with an average mark of 90.35/100 and also became the first in this department to do so.
I was accepted to the Music Main Branch Composition Branch of the Izmir Dokuz Eylul University Institute of Fine Arts within the same year, for my master's of art degree completion. I once again skipped the prepatory class, and completed the process of lessons/training phase whit a high mark of 4/4 under supervision of Prof. Istemihan Taviloglu. Since Prof. Istemihan Taviloglu passed away in March 2006, I continued my Master of Art degree and submitted my thesis to the commission and thus graduated in May 2007. The subject of my thesis involved the technical analysis of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti's Lux Aeterna.
Since 1992, I have given given piano recitals and concerts at Bucharest French Culture Center, Izmir Sabancı Cullture Palace and Ismet Inonu Art Center. My piano chamber music compositions have been performed at the Izmir Dokuz Eylul University Orhan Barlas Hall and Izmir Sanat Event Hall at various occasions.
In my studies that I have conducted up to now, I have given the utmost attention and diligence to technical elements and creative and innovative aspects by focusing on every period within the history of music. Being inspired by various sources, I have created different types of musical compositions.
Instruments: Piano
Genre/Style(s): Classical, jazz
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


I teach all ages and abilities, though I do require that any children are old enough to learn, concentrate and be able to physically reach the piano!I have a pupil-focused approach. I am a young, committed, reliable and vibrant piano teacher with lots of energy and ideas to help tackle, learn and enjoy playing the piano. I love meeting people and building a rapport with my students so that they can achieve to the best of their abilities.

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Address: Greater London
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Fee (60 minutes): £60.00
Fee (30 minutes): £40.00

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