Learning the Modern Turkish Style
Serdar Bagtir loves both playing and teaching the darbuka.
What he enjoys most on teaching is to see the progress of his students.
Some of them even became professional players.
Serdar noticed an increased interest in the modern Turkish split hand technique in the last years. That’s why he has been teaching students from all over the world who come to Istanbul and enjoy the pleasant and skillfull teacher. As an “ambassador” of the modern Turkish darbuka technique, which was developed by his master Misirli Ahmet, Serdar enjoys a very good reputation on being a very friendly and approachable, but also an affordable teacher. Besides the advantage of speaking English the teaching system of Serdar is very intuitive and modular, hence very effective. According to the level of the student Serdar builds on their knowledge and expands their rhythmical and technical know how. He shows how to perform the basic strokes of the darbuka and the doholla including the new sounds of the modern Turkish style (like the kik-sound or the tek-slide) correctly. Serdar teaches traditional as well as modern grooves based on rhythmic patterns which can be used for all kinds of musical genres. The tutorials usually take place in rehearsal rooms in the famous Tünel district where the music stores of Istanbul are located. So why are you still waiting? Take the next opportunity and come to Turkey to learn the secrets of the modern split hand technique from a true master. Besides learning the darbuka you can enjoy the atmosphere of Istanbul and gain many precious moments. For more information don’t hesitate to contact Serdar.