Erhan O.

Erhan - River Music School London

Tutor of Guitar and Music Theory

Erhan was born in Istanbul in 1990 and started playing guitar in school years. He received
harmony and ear training from Saint Benoit High School under the guidance of music director Doğan Kospançalı in 2007. 
He gained experience on stage with electric and acoustic guitar in those years by various styles (pop, rock, blues, etc.). Erhan met with Yavuz Darıdere in 2013 and attended his Jazz
Ensemble classes. Erhan admired the Gypsy Jazz (Jazz Manouche) style in 2014 and started working to specialise in this field.


In 2017, he went to Paris to attend various workshops. He took Turkish Music, Classical Music, Jazz
Theory and Ensemble lessons from CRR Jazz Orchestra's Chief Dr. Nail Yavuzoglu and shared the same
stage several times.

 

Between 2013-2020 Erhan performed at many jazz festivals and jazz scenes in Turkey. He moved to London
in November 2020, where he continued recording work and released his first single 'Blues Skies'.

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Testimonials:

“Erhan's simple, entertaining and encouraging style ensured the lessons were fun for my son. Erhan is always on time, reliable, hardworking and professional guitar teacher who played in well known bands in Turkey before coming to the UK. This year, the lessons were a mixture of face to face and online (due to COVID-19), and I thank him for his flexibility and reliability during this period." - Cengiz C