Piano, Pedagogy, History, Rudiments
Vedat Dalokoy Cad
3713 GOP Ankara, Turkey 06670
Buğra Gültek is an experienced piano teacher, author and editor. After graduation from Janacek Academy of Music (Czech Rep.) as a piano teacher with the highest grade under tutelage of well known piano pegadogues Prof. Alena Vlasakova and Prof. Josefa Hlouskova, he finished his Masters degree on music education at Gazi University (Turkey).
For almost twenty years, Gültek has been teaching piano in different positions as well as in his own private studios located in Ankara and Bodrum with his wife, also a piano teacher, Sezil Gültek. Their branch studio in Bodrum had been an exam center for the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (UK) for many years.
Buğra Gültek is a well known author and editor of piano books, mainly on the history and pedagogy of the instrument. His books have been major reference sources mainly for the conservatories, music schools and pedagogy faculties. Gültek was the editor of Schott’s “The European Piano Method – Emonts” eastern European version sold in Turkey, Czechia and Slovakia. His edition of Czerny op. 599 was printed as a bilingual book and was distributed by Schott-Panton and Barenreiter Praha to Czech Republic for many years. These international achievements brought him the Donizetti Award in 2013.
He has been a column writer of piano pedagogy in Andante classical music magazine (a member of ICMA) for almost ten years. Since 2011, he was invited to give seminars and conferences about the piano and its pedagogy to many institutions, as well as the prestigious Antalya International Piano Festival.
Gültek also holds the Licentiate diploma in pianoforte teaching of University of West London, London College of Music and holds the title of LLCM TD. He is a registered piano teacher of this institution. His pupils, from preperatory to diploma levels, has shown significant achievements in ABRSM and LCM piano and music theory examinations.
As well as his regular piano lessons to all levels including exam preperations, Buğra Gültek is teaching and advising pianoforte teaching diploma candidates both in his studio and online via video conference.