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My 6yo just started piano with Ekin this month, and we have LOVED working with her. She’s responsive to messages and questions, and is very patient with children. My husband is even contemplating lessons himself. Her rates are also affordable—a win all around!Jan 17, 2020Verified
I absolutely love learning from Ekin! She creates a supportive, nonjudgmental environment where I am excited to learn each week. I particularly love her focus on technique and injury prevention so I can play the piano effortlessly for years to come. I would HIGHLY recommend her, especially for adult learners.Dec 15, 2019Verified
Although I could only choose 3 quality’s to describe Mrs. Üstünel’s work, these do little in the way of highlighting the experience of her instruction as an adult, beginner level student. As a beginner level musician with absolutely no past experience, I was hesitant in finding an instructor that would have the ability and patience to teach in a fashion that I could easily understand. Mrs Üstünel did exactly that. From the first few minuets of introduction, Mrs Üstünel’s bright personality greeted me with a warm feeling of belonging and support. Again as a beginner and adult, an anxiety most face is the challenge of learning something new without fear of ridicule or embarrassment. I did not feel those a single time during or after instruction. The style, ability to articulate and ability to shape her lessons to individual was nothing short of impressive. Another aspect of what I personally enjoyed about the experience was accessibility. Mrs Üstünel is always readily available to answer any questions at a moments notice both outside and during instruction. Her competence and compassion would be beneficial to any student young or old that is interested in learning this beautiful art.Dec 1, 2019VerifiedEkin Üstünel's reply
Thank you for your kind words Clint, you are an amazing student to work with! It’s amazing how much we can do online isn’t it?
Ekin is very passionate about piano, and her passion is contagious. She makes the learning process fun with her unique teaching style. She is very positive and encouraging. I highly recommend working with her.Dec 2, 2019
Ekin is amazing. She had a gift for bringing out the best in children. Instills a great love and respect for music immediately! She doesn’t just teach she lives music in her bones. Kids are drawn to her lively and spunky spirit. She has an amazing ability to recognize what a child needs and helps them by starting where they are. I recommend her for any child of any ability.Oct 4, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Free trial lesson followed by %50 discount off the second lesson. It takes time to understand the workings of a piano/music lesson, so I offer this starter pack. One-on-one lesson prices: 30 minutes: $30 45 minutes: $45 60 minutes: $60 Group sessions: 45 minutes: $22.5 60 minutes: $30 75 minutes: $37.5 Group sessions allow each student to have their one-on-one time on the instrument while giving additional observation and participation time, aspects that are critical in our learning. The maximum number of students assigned in a group may be 4 (four). If two or more siblings are interested in group piano lessons, a sibling discount is offered.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Free trial lesson followed by %50 discount off the second lesson. I encourage everybody to ask questions, so they can avoid any surprises regarding the content of our lessons.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?MM in Piano Performance (UNCG, Greensboro, NC) MM in Piano Performance&Pedagogy with an Emphasis in Injury Preventive Keyboard Technique (Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC) BM in Piano Performance (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey)