Duygu Alkan - Klassieke en populaire Turkse muziek, traditionele Turkse muziek (folk), en Armeens, Koerdisch en Grieks repertoire.

Duygu Alkan Makam Singing Lessons in Rotterdam

Sing Turkish Music! 

Hi! I'm Duygu Alkan, singer and vocal teacher in Rotterdam. Are you in love with Turkish or Oriental singing? Wish to learn it yourself? Looking for Turkish voice lessons or Oriental singing, held in Turkish and English?  You're welcome to book a trial lesson.

Turkish Music Lessons Rotterdam

Are you a more experienced singer and want to learn to sing in other Oriental languages? You're welcome to my one-to-one vocal lessons. I teach to both advanced and beginning singers. I teach at my home studio in Rotterdam.

Various Styles

Singing your favourite music gives fun and best motivation! As a concert singer I gained a lot of experience in Classical Turkish Music, Folk Music, Armenian, Kurdish, Greek repertoire and I love to share my passion and expertise with you!

Vocal Lessons Beginners

We will work on singing techniques, breath control, diction, basic Turkish Makam theory (depends on student) and how to enlarge the range of the voice.

Vocal Lessons Advanced

You will develop vocal techniques, and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of improvisation techniques, intervals, modes, ornaments and stylistic features. I will motivate you in studying Classical Turkish Ottoman repertoire, to develop your vocal skills and creative thinking with approved methods of Makam Vocal Music.

Singing with Microphone

You’ll learn how to sing with microphone in an effective way. You’ll enjoy many tips and tricks. Curious? Book a trial lesson!

Flexibility - 10 Lesson Card

Especially for advanced/ adult students: the Lesson Card offers flexibility in your agenda. Lessons by appointment. You’ll never forfeit a lesson.

Online Classes

I offer also fun, comprehensive and motivating online lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced singers. Live feedback and personal instructions.

About Duygu Alkan

I’m an experienced vocal teacher, Turkish music performer and conductor. Years of studies at the University of Ege and Codarts, as well as my career in Europe introduced me to the ethnically diverse environment. This fact gives awareness of the needs and interests of international students as well. Broad performing activities, advanced pedagogic training and vocal studies, deep research in the field of teaching Turkish Music vocal system and commitment to musical education prepared me to be an effective teacher.
I’m performing frequently at various international festivals and venues in the Middle Eastern and European Countries, including Saad Abdullah Palace Conference Hall (Iraq), Ahmet Adnan Saygun Concert Hall (Turkey), Izmir Atatürk Culture Centre (Turkey), Paradiso Amsterdam, Podium Mozaiek, Zuiderstrandtheater, Muziek Publiek Brussels, Theater Dakota, Newlands Festival, North Sea Round Town Festival, Operadagen Rotterdam and others.

I have recently released an album ‘My Garden’s Perennials’ in collaboration with the well-known Turkish master musicians Derya Turkan, Cenk Erdoğan, Coskun Karademir. This album consists of traditional lullabies from Asia Minor region performed in multiple languages. The album has been widely presented in Dutch, British, Turkish, Greek media. Since 2018 I am conducting two choirs with the repertoire of Classical (Ottoman) Turkish music in The Netherlands.

Located in

  • Rotterdam

Lesson location

  • Rotterdam
  • Rotterdam Delfshaven
  • Online
  • At teacher's location


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Kurdish
  • Dutch
  • Turkish

Music is Food for the Soul

"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' 

Leonard Bernstein - composer, conductor, pianist