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I am not new in the world of singing-have been for many years and have taken lessons from other teachers. I have to say Bulent has been, by far, one of the best! His techniques, breathing, reading music, scales, etc., are spot on. I would highly recommend Bulent, and have, to any who are interested in voice lessons with a highly trained, learned, singer.Mar 21, 2019Verified
I had my first lesson with Bulent and I am hooked. Within the first lesson I had improvements in speaking, especially the use of breath and conceptually understanding where I might be straining my throat. I look forward to working with him!Apr 24, 2019Verified
Bulent is professional and very patient with my active 3 yo daughter who only speaks little English. We just finished the first class, and made the next appointment with him.Jun 29, 2018Verified
What an amazing teacher. You should only work with Mr. Guneralp if you want to have a great experience, top notch instruction, and serious learning every encounter. He is so professional, knowledgable, and yet has a great sense of humor: the perfect blend of everything you want in an instructor. He has gone above and beyond to accommodate my needs as I recover from a serious health issue. I was very unsure as to my readiness to begin formal voice training, but he has helped to calm every fear and keep me inspired and motivated to learn. His love for teaching others and vocal music shines through every single lesson.Sep 18, 2018Verified
As someone who has little to no singing experience, I have greatly enjoyed and appreciated Bulent's lessons. While his merit speaks for itself, skills are useless if they cannot be easily understood by the student. This is what I believe Bulent does remarkably well. His lessons are structured; however, you can see the cogs turning in his brain as he quickly adapts his teachings to your needs. All this and he somehow balances the significance of the teaching with a fun, easy going environment. For these reasons, I am happy to recommend Bulent to both aspiring and experienced vocalists. - MattMay 8, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?RATES: 1. Standard Rate / 2. Introductory Lesson / 3. Discount Rates at the bottom can be used after the introductory lesson STANDARD RATE (Schedule-as-you-go) 60-min. / $200 INTRODUCTORY LESSON 60-min. / $100 DISCOUNT RATES for Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly Recurring Lessons. A minimum of one lesson in a given month qualifies the student for these rates: 30-min. / $50 45-min. / $75 60-min. / $100
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?INTRODUCTION Technique comes before style. A singer who uses the natural and correct vocal technique can apply it to any musical genre or vocal field. My students come from diverse backgrounds such as classical, opera, musical theater, jazz, pop, rhythm & blues, bluegrass, country, rock, heavy metal and public speaking. If you are already studying with a teacher, please do not come to me unless you have her/his permission or blessings. Depending on students' goals, lessons can include: physical warm ups, breathing exercises, vocal exercises and technical work, solfeggio (sight-singing), ear training, repertoire musical coaching speech coaching preparation for auditions and performances. Students are welcome to bring to their lessons any piece from any genre. Except the introductory lesson, the first half of the lessons is for technical work and the second half is for repertoire work. I teach both in my studio in Arlington, MA, and online nationally. Skype is the primary platform for online lessons, which allows to easily screen-record the sessions. Typically tablets, laptops and phones are used. Larger screens are advantageous. From time to time, I hold house recitals where my local, and online students from all over the US meet and perform for each other. Attendance is optional. LESSON FREQUENCY Students may choose a recurring schedule or do schedule-as-you-go. Daily practice is critical regardless of the frequency of the lessons. THE INTRODUCTORY LESSON The introductory lesson is comprehensive. It teaches the fundamentals of the Guneralp Vocal Method. The Skype screen-recording should be saved and analyzed. Lesson recordings are for the private study of the students. They cannot be made public without the mutual permission of the teacher and the student.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?RECOGNITIONS * Recognition with Official Citation, The Massachusetts State Senate * Certificate of Recognition by Thomas Menino, Former Mayor, Boston, Massachusetts AWARDS * Omaggio al Bel Canto Best Interpretation Award, Stelle dell'Anno Nuovo Festival, Consulate General of Italy and The Dante Alighieri Society Italian Cultural Center, MA * Winner, Honors Concert Competition, Longy School of Music, MA * Two-time Winner, Orchestra Soloist Competition, Longy School of Music, MA * Roberto Stagno Vocal Scholarship, Boston Donaudy Society, MA * Vocal Scholarship, Austria Culture Center, Istanbul, Turkey * Grant Award, Opera and Broadway Concert Project, Natick Cultural Council, MA AFFILIATIONS * Member, NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) * Member (Singer and Teacher), Boston Singers' Resource * Performer, Member (past), Boston Opera Collaborative * Bass Soloist, Section Leader (past), Quincy Point Congregational Church TEACHING POSITIONS * Vocal Instructor (past), Summer Choral Institute, The Boston Conservatory * Voice Faculty Member (past), Quincy Point Music Academy * Voice Faculty Member (past), A Street Music, Quincy EDUCATION * Graduate Performance Diploma in Voice, The Boston Conservatory * Opera Performance Program, Longy School of Music, Boston, Massachusetts * Voice - Opera Program, Istanbul University State Conservatory, Istanbul, Turkiye