Five stars to Bulent, hands down! I've taken piano and voice lessons from him for over a year and I've never met someone more passionate and genuinely interested in teaching. He takes the pain to really drill down the fundamentals into me. And makes sure I always keep an eye on the basics of technique. I was underconfident and by nature self-critical, but Bulent made me see what I was doing right just as what I was doing wrong. I am now confident in piano and am working towards building that confidence in voice too.
More than anything, I value two things about him the most: 1. he gives genuine feedback on performance and that builds trust 2. it's amazing how much attention he pays to every minute detail! He inspires a student to work towards perfection.
Unlike many other teachers that I've learnt under, Bulent is not driven by the money or is not constrained by time. This is very unique to him. You can easily tell that he is passionate about teaching and since he gives it his personal best, he brings out the best in the student too.
Bulent made me believe in myself and I'd recommend Bulent to anyone who wants to learn music. He's warm, kind, compassionate, extremely wise, and truly genuine. It's rare to find someone so talented to be so down to earth and also passionate about teaching.