I am a professional drummer and instructor. I played in different groups including The Istanbul State Theater Orchestra under the direction of conductor Onder Bali, also collaborated with jazz and rock artists in Istanbul and Boston. Currently, I am the drummer of the band, The Cross Roads. I taught drums at The Quincy Point Music Academy and A Street Music in Quincy, Massachusetts. My drum studio is open to adults and children of all ages, backgrounds and levels from beginner to professional. I maintain a private studio in Somerville, which has a Yamaha DTX550K Drum Kit.
Described by The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY as a firm bass-baritone, Bülent G is a versatile singer with international credits who has performed as soloist in many productions with prominent organizations. He taught voice and ear training in the Boston Conservatory Summer Choral Institute, also gave master classes in different schools in Massachusetts.
I am a pianist and instructor in Boston. I taught piano at The Quincy Point Music Academy and A Street Music in Quincy, Massachusetts. I am a member of Faber Piano Teaching Adventures Club, and teach using the comprehensive Faber Piano Adventures, suitable for all children and adults from beginner to late intermediate levels. I have studios in Somerville and Quincy. The Somerville studio has a Roland PT-3100 Digital Piano (Full size, Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard). The Quincy studio has acoustic and digital pianos.
Described by The Times Herald-Record, New York, as a "firm bass-baritone", and by The Boston Musical Intelligencer as "outstanding dramatically and musically", I am an award-winning singer and vocal instructor in Boston. I am offering singing lessons using a natural, easy-to-understand, experience-based holistic and scientific method.
The aim is to freely express the natural and style-free voice, which can be consciously applied to any musical style. Sing with ease, energized and flowing breath, solid technique, resonance, projection, diction, range and poise. No previous experience is necessary. Adults and children of all ages, voice types, backgrounds and levels from beginner to professional are welcome.
I taught singers from such diverse backgrounds as opera, musical theater, pop, soul, R&B, bluegrass, rock, heavy metal and public speaking. I taught voice at The Boston Conservatory, also at The Quincy Point Music Academy and A Street Music in Quincy, Massachusetts. I am a member of Boston Singers' Resource as singer and voice teacher/coach, and maintain studios in Somerville and Quincy.
"Over the past 6 years, I have performed more than 600 concerts worldwide. Bulent helped me to lay the groundwork for a voice that is well-prepared to take on the rigors of the road as well as the discipline to expect the best out of myself each night. From warming up and warming down, to lifestyle and technique, Bulent's instruction has encouraged, motivated, and prepared me to maximize my singing career."
Jon Ricci, lead singer; Lansdowne
"I am a singer / songwriter and I have been studying voice with Bulent for 6 years.
I was an extremely anxious and unskilled performer when I started. I lacked confidence, my pronunciation was terrible and I had no idea how to style my writing vocally.
Bulent is very thorough with the basics - body posture, breathing, focus. As time goes on and you get better vocally, he also works on performance skills and style. He is an excellent performer himself and knows what it takes to perform in different genres whether it's opera, rock, pop or musical theater. He is also phenomenal at pronunciation training. Especially in regard to the English repertoire, I believe he is way better than any native voice teachers, because he had to go through this training himself to perform in operas and musicals.
After a couple of years of practicing I started gaining confidence and getting positive feedback from people on my performances. I gained a crucial understanding on how to make a song work lyrically and vocally in an artistic way. My training with Bulent transformed the way I view music and performance. I have had some voice coaches before I met Bulent, but I decided to stay with him, because he is very focused, attentive, skilled and on point EVERY time we have a lesson. He is also a very nice person, always smiling and polite - a rare individual in the music scene.
I highly recommend him."
Oleg Shinkazh, singer, pianist, songwriter
"My daughter has been a student of Bulent's for the past four and a half years. During this time, she has developed from a shy six year old to a confident eleven year old, who has no problem performing solos on stage in front of an audience. In fact, she has won talent competitions performing songs that Bulent has taught her. With Bulent's never ending patience, and kind manner she continues to perfect and expand her musical repertoire.
Bulent is a master in his craft, who takes great pleasure in sharing his knowledge and love of music. He starts each lesson with breathing techniques, and stretches. He is very careful to teach how not to damage the vocal cords. Bulent is very encouraging, and motivates my daughter to try new approaches to singing. My daughter is very proud to be able to sing in Italian, and is looking forward to working on a German song soon. Bulent is also very accommodating and willing to work around schedules.
I would highly recommend Bulent."
Mary Ann M.