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Arda Karakaya

5.0
(7 reviews)

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Violin Lessons

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Lewisham, SE13
19 years in business
1 total staff
6 hires on Bidvine
7 reviews
This pro typically replies within 3 hours

Business hours

Mon

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Tue

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Wed

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Thu

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Fri

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Sat

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Sun

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

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Featured Review

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Hibi R.'s review on Oct 06, 2020

I would highly recommend Arda as a violin teacher. His approach is incremental and progressive, with a clear vision of how to take the novice student through their violin journey. He is methodical, logical, clear and articulate in his explanations with constructive and actionable feedback, and is extremely musical too, with a great knowledge of styles and repertoire. Lessons are always enjoyable, challenging and inspiring, with great pieces to play and look forward to practising in between lessons. In a few months, I have had a noticeable improvement in my playing. Always brings enthusiasm and energy to lessons, punctual and communicates well with timings. Listens well and works collaboratively.


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Customers told us this pro excelled at work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, punctuality, communication, and value.

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Yong T.'s review on Oct 06, 2020

My son really enjoyed the lesson! Brilliant! Very recommend!

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Hibi R.'s review on Oct 06, 2020

I would highly recommend Arda as a violin teacher. His approach is incremental and progressive, with a clear vision of how to take the novice student through their violin journey. He is methodical, logical, clear and articulate in his explanations with constructive and actionable feedback, and is extremely musical too, with a great knowledge of styles and repertoire. Lessons are always enjoyable, challenging and inspiring, with great pieces to play and look forward to practising in between lessons. In a few months, I have had a noticeable improvement in my playing. Always brings enthusiasm and energy to lessons, punctual and communicates well with timings. Listens well and works collaboratively.

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Leanne C.'s review on Oct 06, 2020

My 8 year old son always really enjoys his lessons with Arda, and we're very happy with his progress and new found enthusiasm. Arda is always punctual and communicates well, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

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Maggie H.'s review on Aug 14, 2020

Arda is kind, friendly, punctual, hard working, conscientious, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional. His passion for violin is fully reflected in his lessons and shared unconditionally with his pupils. His work ethic is greatly appreciated and respected. His methodological and thorough approach helps his pupils achieve nothing short of perfections. Arda is always very polite and communicates effectively. He gives clear instructions and explanations and helps his pupils execute them through his purposeful demonstrations in his inspirational lessons. We always wish our lessons lasted longer and look forward to our next ones. We didn’t know what to expect when we first started looking for a violin teacher on Bidvine but feel that we’ve definitely discovered a gem! Thank you Bidvine! Thank you Arda!

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Zurech R.'s review on Aug 13, 2020
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Mate T.'s review on Feb 23, 2020

It is my great pleasure to recommend Arda Karakaya. I have known him for a year and am very familiar with his work. Arda is a delightful person, much loved by colleagues and staff alike. Totally reliable and trustworthy, once you get beyond the formal exterior there is a man of great humour and unexpected resource. He is particularly effective in outreach and working with children. I strongly recommend that you hear Arda if at all possible.

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Rebecca K.'s review on Feb 22, 2020

Arda Karakaya is an outstanding professor, with so much experience, knowledge and passion for teaching. Arda is excellent for all ages, his expertise is adapting styles of teaching to each students needs, making the most out of every lesson. I highly recommend.

Meet Arda

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Meet Arda

A professional violinist based in London. He has been teaching violin since 2008, both beginners and advanced students of any age. He has the experience and much success in ABRSM, Trinity, Suzuki methods. He graduated with a Masters in violin performance with distinction from the Royal College of Music, London in 2019. He studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky as a prestigious ABRSM International Scholar supported by an ISH Award. As a member of Southbank Sinfonia, he has performed at important venues such as the Barbican Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, King’s Place and the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms festival. Violinist Arda Karakaya was born in Ankara. He took his first violin lessons at the age of 9 from Alaaddin Canbay in Van. In 2002, he entered the Ankara State Conservatory and continued his studies with Reyyan Yücelen Başaran. He gained his Bachelor’s degree one year earlier than expected, by virtue of his outstanding achievements as the most successful student of the violin department in 2011. He continued his studies at the Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria with Silvia Marcovici. Later, he studied with Ildiko Moog in Ankara. During his training, he participated in many masterclasses and studied with violinists such as Alexander Vinnitski, Mincho Minchev, Lutsia İbragimova, James Buswell, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Hagai Shaham, Guy Braunstein and Lewis Kaplan. He has appeared many times as a soloist with the Hacettepe Youth and Academic Orchestras. In 2012, he performed several concerts as a soloist with the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Turkey as part of the Eurochestries International Music Festival in France. His performances received highly rated reviews from the French press. Arda appears regularly as a guest artist at many concerts and recitals throughout Turkey and the UK. He also worked as a research assistant at the Yüzüncü Yıl University Turkish Music State Conservatory in Van where he gave violin lessons between 2015-2017.

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Lewisham, SE13
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