Elif Cakmut

Elif C.

Framingham, MA

About Elif C.

Elif teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2009
Last sign in: 2 days ago


I've had over 8 years of teaching experience with all ages and levels. I believe that everyone has a different way of understanding therefore I follow a different lesson plan for each person. The most important thing for me is that my students feel comfortable and safe in the lessons to experiment anything that they want to. Understanding that there's no such a thing as wrong but there's always better ways to develop ourselves.

About myself: I'm a Berklee College of Music alumni, singer and oboe player. I also graduated from Istanbul Conservatory as an oboe principal and piano as my secondary instrument and Bahcesehir University as a jazz singer and saxophone player. I was lucky to collaborate and perform with some incredible musicians such as David Liebman, Terrence Blanchard, Dream Theater, Guinga, Antonio Serrano and work with Kevin Mahogany, Amy London, Jane Monheit, Nancy Rumble, Jean-Luc FIllon, Caris Liebman.Had to chance to tour around Europe and South America with two different projects that I've had.

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Piano, Vocal teacher
Sep 2016 - Present
NMC Academy

Vocal and music theory teacher
Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
Culture & Education Center in Istanbul


Performance& Professional Music Degree
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Berklee College of Music
Oboe & Piano Performance Degree
Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
Istanbul University State Conservatory

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


NNLP Linguistic Programming
Dec 2012
NNLP Linguistic Programming

Jazz vocal
May 2012
Bahcesehir Jazz School

Jazz vocal
Jul 2010
Pulawy Jazz School


Mediterranean Music Institute Award
Mar 2016
Matthew Nichole, Javier Limon
The Bill Pierce Award
Feb 2014
Bill Pierce

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Paul Jan 3, 2017
· Music Performance · In studio
Great teacher. Very knowledgeable and easy going. Learn so much from her.
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