Online Oud Course for All

Baha Yetkin
Oud Course


Date: Saturdays, 8 May – 26 June 2021
Time: 30 minute slots between 1-7 pm as agreed with the Instructor
Duration: 8 weeks
Cost:  £200
Class Size: One-to-one
Instructor: Baha Yetkin
Deadline for Application: Friday, 7 May 2021

This ONLINE course will introduce students to the ‘Turkish Style Oud’ – one of the main instruments of Ottoman/Turkish Classical Music. This is a practical introduction to the Turkish side of Oud playing and provides participants with a step-by-step guide to play and read Ottoman/Turkish Classical Music using the Oud. All levels are welcome. 

The classes will be held on a 30 minute individual one-to-one basis at a time agreed with the student and the instructor between 1 and 7 pm on Saturdays. Timings will be offered are on a first come first serve basis. Please contact us at to arrange your 30 minute slot for the weekly one to one sessions

Please note that an Oud is required for this course. You may wish to purchase your own oud, or hire from the Institute at an additional cost of £48 for 8 weeks (plus a £50 refundable deposit). Please contact the course instructor Baha Yetkin at for recommendations on purchasing an Oud or arranging an Oud hire. 

Classes will take place through an online platform.

In order to run an online course the number of applicants cannot fall below 5. If you have any questions or queries, please direct them to us on

Course Features

  • Max Students15
  • Duration8 week
  • Skill levelall
  • LanguageEnglish
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Baha Yetkin
Baha Yetkin

Turkish oud artist and composer Baha Yetkin grew up in Istanbul, the meeting point of two continents, and the prolific melting pot of European and Middle Eastern musical cultures. So, not very surprisingly, he was able to shape a very unique artistic style which embraced both Istanbul music and Middle Eastern music; which in return, paved the way for fruitful collaborations with Turkish and European masters of music like Mustafa Keser, İnci Çayırlı, Melihat Gülses, Petros Klampanis, Michalis Kouloumis and Çiğdem Aslan.

Yetkin also garnered attention as the first ever Turkish oud artist to be invited to play flamenco in Spain, and to give a solo recital at Royal Albert Hall. Furthermore, these milestone events were preceded and followed by performances at prominent concert venues in Turkey and Europe, such as Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, Lütfi Kırdar Meeting and Performance Hall and Zorlu Performing Arts Center in Istanbul; Gongora Theatre in Cordoba; and Vortex Jazz Club and Green Note in London. He also performed in festivals like Alamar World Music Fest in Almeria, Yeldeğirmeni Spring Jazz Festival in Istanbul and Rebetiko Carnaval in London. He performed at Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also done some Oud and Makam Music workshops in Istanbul, London and Madrid.

Now based in London, Baha Yetkin builds up his performances with his meticulously written compositions which are an amalgamation of out-of-the-box improvisational thinking based on Istanbul music, complex rhythmic structures of Middle Eastern music, emotional dynamics, meditation, spirituality and wisdom.

His first album "The Pearl” was released on 24th March 2019, his second album “Shine Again” was released on the 11th September 2020. They are on all digital platforms. He continues performing in the UK, Europe and Turkey.

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