Learn how to play the Kemençe of Istanbul through one of our comprehensive methods that takes you through a progressive approach, addressing technique, musicality, and so much more.
All students are taught basic instrumental technique, posture, technical exercises, and playing Turkish repertoires.
Each online kemençe lesson takes place between one teacher and one student for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes. For children's sessions, parents can attend their child's classes.
Beginner students start with the fundamentals, including the correct way to hold the bow and finger placement, reading music, rhythm, and learning simple songs. Intermediate and advanced students continue to progress with increased proficiency in techniques and significant repertoire. Our Kemençe curriculum covers the following subjects:
Note reading and recognition
Turkish traditional ornaments
Counting, rhythm reading
Technique (scales, arpeggios, harmonics, trill)
Rudiments of theory
Selecting repertoire is one of the most challenging and important tasks that we take on in the development of our student's musical education. Students at all levels will be given a selection of repertoire from multiple eras of music (Traditional, Folk) to study and perfect.