"In one lesson with Bulent I have already learned more than I had learned after almost 3 years with 4 other teachers!!! In addition to that, he is such a kind and wonderfully positive human being and will offer you SO much more than just “singing exercises”. Bulent will – if you’re interested - teach you ideal nutrition, healthy lifestyle habits and positive attitude about life to make you a healthy, well-rounded singer inside and out! Whether you are a novice singer or an established professional, please give Bulent a try! Let me explain why:
I was not born a gifted singer. I couldn’t even sing Happy Birthday on pitch, and I didn’t know what correct singing technique feels like. But I loved writing songs and lyrics and wanted to be able to sing and record my own material. That’s how my search for a skilled voice teacher began. Almost 3 years and 4 other voice teachers later I was incredibly frustrated. I had followed all the instructions, did my exercises every day and worked hard on getting better. Yet, I had only made a little bit of progress here and there but still experienced a sore throat every time I’d sing and the quality of my voice and upper range actually got worse as time went by. I just couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong despite all my efforts!
You see, a singer heavily relies on internal “feelings” and “sensations” when trying to sing correctly. And a skilled teacher needs to be able to explain to you what those correct internal sensations should feel like. Most teachers will tell you to “tense your abs” or “place the sound somewhere in the middle of your face”. These instructions are WAY to crude and partially even wrong / not detailed enough! It’s no wonder my voice kept getting worse.
I FOUND BULENT ON THUMBTACK:
Bulent will teach you about the body’s anatomy in great detail (actually really important to know for proper technique!!), he will tell you how and where sound is generated and every single exercise has a distinct purpose! His exercises are unlike anything I have tried before – he ISN’T just your average “sing up and own the scales” kind of teacher - everything he teaches makes so much sense (And I’ve finally understood where my technique had gone wrong all these years!) and he does it with a lot of patience, kindness and compassion! Bulent, THANK YOU for all that you have taught me already and I can’t wait to see what more progress we can make during the upcoming years!"