Music Theory, Piano
Where are Lessons Offered
In Student Home
Virtual / Online
My Musical Education Background
Cagdas Soylar completed her bachelor's degree in piano performance at H.U. Ankara State Conservatory in Turkey and worked as an accompanist at the same university and taught piano at several universities and many private institutions. In 2009, she traveled to the U.S. and started her graduate studies in piano performance at Pittsburg State University with an honor scholarship.
In 2009, Soylar was awarded 2nd place in the KMTA State Artist Piano Competition. In 2010, she was selected as a soloist by the State Symphony Orchestra and performed in the 2010-2011 season. In 2011, she was awarded “Excellence in Professional Service” by the Pittsburg State University Department of Music. In the same year, she granted membership of one the most prominent American national music honor societies established at Northwestern University based on her incredibly high academic and musical standards. Since then, she has performed as a solo pianist and collaborative pianist in many countries in Europe, Canada, and China including China’s National Center for the Performing Arts Hall in Beijing, one of the most prestigious concert halls in Asia.
In 2016, Soylar completed her second master’s degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at Azusa Pacific University in CA, USA and then her doctoral studies in piano performance in Turkey in 2017. She also lived in the Greater Los Angeles Area and served as a piano accompanist at Azusa Pacific University and taught piano at many private intuitions between 2014-2019. Between 2020-2021, Soylar served as a piano accompanist at Pennsylvania State University.
In October 2018, Soylar’s first book on Olivier Messiaen, a prominent twentieth-century French composer, was published by Wipf and Stock Publishers in the U.S. and has become available in many countries in Europe as well as Japan, Taiwan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil under the title of “Messiaen’s Musial Language on the Holy Child”. New York Public Library added her book to their Performing Arts Research Collection as well as The Royal Library of the Netherlands. It has also become available in the Hong Kong Academic Library Link, a union catalogue allowing the students and staff of the eight partner institutions to search a mega collection held in the eight participant libraries in Hong Kong.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Piano, Music Theory
$100 per hour
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
My Certifications and Awards
2nd place in the KMTA State Artist Piano Competition.
Selected as a soloist by the State Symphony Orchestra and performed in the 2010-2011season.
Awarded “Excellence in Professional Service” by the Pittsburg State University Department of Music.
Granted membership of one the most prominent American national music honor societies established at Northwestern University based on her incredibly high academic and musical standards.
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