Ekinsu - BAH Teacher #3460

“Singing is a natural need just as communication is a natural need.”
 - Ekinsu


Music as a means of communication is an integral part of humanity. And singing is a natural need just as communication is a natural need. It gives us a genuine point of view which is completely effortless. As a teacher, my mindset is that everyone has a unique perspective and talent. And digging for it gives me endless motivation and energy! My teaching strategy is to discover children's or adult`s different interests and connect them with the music. As a singer, my role is to enlighten society with music and demonstrate to them how familiar they are with it. In this regard, I consider children to be incredibly valuable.

Name: Ekinsu (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 26

Gender: female

I have an honours BA in conservatory from Ankara University. I studied piano privately from the age of six until the age of ten. My teachers were classically trained. At the same age, I took part in several theater plays as a child actress. Then I decided to pursue an operatic career. I graduated from Ankara University State Conservatory Opera Department. My education included masterclasses, diction classes (Italian, German, French) and voice pedagogy classes. I currently studying Voice for my Post Graduate Artist Diploma Program at Vancouver Academy of Music

Ankara University State Conservatory – Opera Singing Department – Graduate Ranking First in Class – 06-15-2020 Ankara University State Conservatory – Graduate Ranking Second in Conservatory – 06-15-2020 Vancouver Academy of Music – Post Graduate Artist Diploma Program (Voice) – Full Tuition Bursary - 01-09-2023 - Present Vancouver Academy of Music Kay Meek Competition – Scholarship – 05-15-2023

Master Classes Association for the Support of Contemporary Life – Phrasing in Classical Music - Feryal Turkoglu – 03-03-2020 Ankara University State Conservatory – ‘Modernity in Hungarian Music’- Laszlo Borbely- 03-26-2019 Ankara University State Conservatory - ‘Modernity in Vocal Music’ – Judit Rajk – 03-26-2019 Ancient Greek Philosophy Education



Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)

Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00

Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)

1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).

Lessons in your home

Ekinsu is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Ekinsu can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.