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Elif is a very skilled piano teacher for our son, who came to her already knowing piano but still wanting to better his skills. Lessons are in her beautiful home, set up specifically for piano lessons. Elif is able to listen to and watch his playing, determine what skills he needs, and how to stretch his innate abilities. My son enjoys his lessons very much--which is saying a lot! He leaves feeling enthusiastic about what he just learned, and excited about trying it out. We are very grateful to have found her, and highly recommend her as often as we can.Nov 14, 2014Verified
Elif is a very effective teacher. I had never taken a piano lesson before, even though I had played French horn in high school I thought it would be really difficult for me as an adult to learn how to play piano, with my inexperience using both hands and with bass clef music reading. But after only a few months I am amazed by how fast I am learning and how much I can play now under Elif's instruction. She is so pleasant and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her.Apr 16, 2015Verified
Piano Lessons (for adults)
Elif has done a fantastic job developing a lesson plan that helped me get back into playing the piano after 10 years. Our lessons go beyond the techniques to the history and theory of the music. Definitely one of the best piano teachers I've worked with.Sep 30, 2017Verified
I am an adult student who began lessons with Elif many years after my initial childhood lessons. It has been a wonderful experience in every way. She is teaching me not only how to play the instrument but musical theory as well which I appreciate as an adult learner. I highly recommend Elif for any adult who has been thinking of learning (or returning to) the piano!Jul 29, 2014
My 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son have taken piano lessons with Elif for several years now. Aside from being a wonderful teacher, she has also taught my children many life lessons through her instruction that will stick with them forever. I cannot say enough good things about her!Jul 16, 2014
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I kindly ask that students pay at the beginning of each month and I do offer make-up lessons for missed lessons.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I always offer trial lessons to meet with new students. This allows us to not only determine the students level but also to see if we are a good match. I believe that it is important for students to find the "right" teacher for themselves. At the trial lesson, I typically determine the students level and decide which material to use. With beginner level students, I recommend to start with a 30 minute lesson. After several months, if the students progress is good, we typically switch to 45 minutes or 1 hour lessons.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Music is an endless field. I practice everyday as much as I possibly can and read about music to always further my education. I also follow most classical and jazz concerts as well as opera productions in Chicago area.