Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Music Education and General Pedagogy, University of Music and Performing Arts Munich & Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany (Dissertation Title: “The way we express our love is different”: Turkish Immigrant Parents’ Beliefs and Practices Regarding Music Education and Bilingual Language Acquisition)

M.A. in Music Education, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey (Master Thesis Title: The Examination of the Relationship Between Musical Attitude and Academic Achievement in Music and the Turkish Language in Primary Grade Students)

B.A. Erasmus Student Exchange in Music Education, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

B.A. in Music Education (Specialized in singing), Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

B.A. in Tourism and Hotel Management, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

Artistic Career

I Am What I Am – Music Project with Maharani Chakrabarti as part of CSD Munich 2017

Gemiler Giresun’e / Schiffe nach Giresun – Music Project with Maharani Chakrabarti

Singer at the Ladies and Gentlemen Istanbul the Musical Company,(Concerts and recordings with Sezen Aksu, Sertab Erener, Ferhat Göçer, Alessandro Safina and Müslüm Gürses)

Various concerts and performances during the studies (Turkey, Hungary, Latvia and Germany)

Work Experiences and Projects (Selection)

Learning languages through music (Turkish, German and English), Project with AEV, Munich, Germany

Piano, voice and guitar teacher, Bavarian International School City Campus, Munich, Germany

Piano and voice teacher, St George’s The British International School, Munich, Germany

Early childhood music educator, Jan Amos Comenius Kinderhaus, Munich, Germany

Music teacher (English and German), Obermenzinger Gymnasium, Munich, Germany

Turkish language coach for the Children’s Choir of the Bavarian State Opera „Fliegender Teppich“,  Opus21musikplus, Munich, Germany

Music and English workshops at the secondary school „Základní škola a mateřská škola“,  Hranice, Czech Republich

Music workshop trainer and contributer teacher, EUSOLA Project,  Crromelj, Slovenia / Angoulême, France / Budapest, Hungary / Hadsten, Denmark

Publications / Research Papers

We get happy; we write a song. We have a funeral; we lament.”:  Turkish Immigrant Parents’ Educational Beliefs and Practices. 25th EAS Conferense in Salzburg, Austria. April 2017

İnceel S, Mastnak W, Gidergi A. „Lied im Kontext“.  Editor: Lindner U. March 2017 (Link)

Zulumsüz Müzisyenlerden Güncel Haberler. (Current news from Cruelty-Free Musicians). Veg & Nature, Fall/Winter Issue 2016. (Link)

Community Music for Turkish Immigrants. International Community Music Conference in Munich, Germany. November 2015

Turkish immigrant parents’ perceptions and practices: The role of music in bilingual language acquisition. The Ninth International Research in Music Education Conference –  University of Exeter, UK. April 2015

Music supports bilingual language acquisition in Turkish immigrants: A qualitative music-educational study on preschool child development in Germany. 23rd EAS Conferense in Rostock, Germany. March 2015

Professional Development

Community Music – Community Inclusion through music,  Department of Cultural Education of the City of Munich, Munich, Germany

Children under 3 years old, Caritasverband, Munich, Germany

Coordination Games for Children with Special Needs, Istanbul, Turkey

International Training course: Peace Action Cooperation in Euromed,  Castuera, Spain

7th European Student Forum: Using Voice in the Classroom, European Association for Music in Schools, Tallin, Estonia

European Youth Exchange: Music of Streotypes, Jelgava, Latvia

Functional Voice Training with Dr. Ursula Hofrichter from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Szeged, Hungary


Comenius Assistantship Scholarship from the European Comission

Erasmus Student Exhange Scholarship from the European Comission

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