Kemençe - Lyra lessen in Amsterdam en Den Haag - Speel muziek uit Turkije, Griekenland, Bulgarije, Perzie en Azerbeidzjan. Gespecialiseerde bevoegde Kemençe docent Emine Bostanci. Maak kennis en boek een proefles!

Emine Bostanci Kemenche Lessons in Den Haag

Kemenche - Lyra Lessons

Looking for a smooth encounter with music from Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Persia and Azerbaijan and struggling to find a teacher in the Netherlands? Do you want to discover the magical world of Maqam and Soufi music? Want to learn Classical Kemenche/Lyra or take your playing to a higher level?

Maqam, Folk or Soufi Music?

Hi! I'm Emine Bostanci. As an expert on World Music, I had considerable accumulation on Maqam, Folk and Soufi music. During my musical journey from Istanbul to the Netherlands, I have been aiming to be a cultural ambassador. Here I am, I would love to share my passion, accumulation and expertise with you!

The Hague - Amsterdam

I offer comprehensive, encouraging and motivating Kemenche /Lyra lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Lessons are held at my studio's in The Hague and Amsterdam. Lessons at your place are occasionally possible.

Trial Lesson

In the trial lesson we discuss your wishes, goals, music styles, lesson times, lesson prices and location and you get an impression of how I teach and what you can expect.


Learning and exploring a new instrument or music genre is always fun! With my method of teaching, you will feel yourself on a smooth and inspiring journey. Modern education methods will be used, based upon many years of teaching experience. Lessons also may cover reading music, basic non-Western rhythms and basic maqam theory.


Intermediate and advanced students may want to explore specific styles. You will learn more about traditional ornaments, various finger styles, bow and plactrum techniques, improvisation, repertoire and theory. You will learn how to perform as a soloist and as a band member. And no worries, I will be always your duet!


Learning to improvise in modal system is like starting to speak a foreign language. By taking the modal\makam improvisation lessons you will be able to play, understand and recognise various makam scales and ornamentations.You'll learn to develop the melodic structure on those scales from different parts of the world, such as the Balkan, Turkey and the Middle East.

What more?

We'll focus on how to develop understanding of the right basic structures, building blocks and necessary elements. How to communicate with the other players in order to play and improvise flawlessly together.

Face to Face and Online Lessons

Let's enjoy the music you like best! I offer both online lessons and, preferably, face to face live lessons. Book a trial lesson.

About Emine

Emine is performer, composer, improviser and academician originally from the Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated top of her class from YTU, the Department of Music and Performing Arts in Istanbul. She graduated with her MA studies at Codarts, University of Arts Rotterdam with 10|10. Currently, she is a PhD researcher in Cultural Musicology department at University of Amsterdam.

She was awarded the First Prize at the Young Instrumentalists Competition held in memory of Tanburi Cemil Bey at the 100th anniversary of his death by Turkish Ministry of Culture. She participated as a young soloist for the Presidential Classical Turkish Music Choir in May 2019.

Emine performed at international festivals and venues such as the Royal Concertgebouw, CARRE Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, De Doelen, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, TivoliVredenburg, Zuiderstrandtheater, Bimhuis, Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Festival Rencontres des Cinemas D'europe, Newlands Festival, Medfest, Festival Anywhere the Wind Blows, Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival and Old Roots & New Routes Festival, Injazz Fesitval, Amsterdam Roots Festival.


In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs and the floor dances - Rumi

Located in

  • Den Haag

Lesson location

  • Amsterdam
  • Den Haag
  • At teacher's location


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch
  • Turkish

Follow Your Passion!

Music lifts you up, enlightens your mood and gives positive energy. Our music lessons cater to all styles, levels and ages and are entirely focussed around helping you achieve your musical goals in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. Be nice to yourself, book your trial lesson today!

Your future, full of music, passion and joy begins now! Just take the first step!