Oud Course | Online&In-Person | One-to-One




Online & In-Person 


Date: Any day agreed with the Instructor between 25 January – 31 March 2024

Time: 30-minute slots each week as agreed with the Instructor

Duration: 10 weeks  

Fee:  £315 

Class Size: One-to-one

Instructor: Baha Yetkin

Location:  ONLINE platforms or 10 Maple Street W1T 5HA (Nearest tube stations: Warren Street and Goodge Street)   


Entry Requirements

You must be 16+ to attend the course. 

An Oud is required for this course.


Course Overview 

This ONLINE | FACE-TO-FACE course will introduce students to the ‘Turkish Style Oud’ – one of the primary 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 playing and reading Ottoman/Turkish Classical Music using the Oud.  The classes will be held either online or face-to-face at the Institute on a 30-minute individual one-to-one basis at a time agreed with the student and the instructor. Please arrange your 30-minute slot for the weekly one-to-one sessions with the course instructor Baha Yetkin at baha@bahayetkin.com after registration.  


Methods of Teaching  

The course will be taught according to the traditional training and the educational model used in Istanbul, which has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years. 


Assessment & Certification 

Students will receive a hand-out at the beginning of the course about the terms used and feedback throughout the duration of the course to track improvement. 

A digital certificate of attendance or completion certificate will be issued at the end of the course. 


Required Equipment & Materials  

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 £60 for 10 weeks (plus a £50 refundable deposit). Please contact the instructor Baha Yetkin for recommendations on purchasing an Oud or arranging an Oud hire. 



The course is taught in English, but some terminology used may be in Turkish. 

In the event a lesson is cancelled, the lesson will be added at the end of the course. We advise students to keep two weeks free from the course end date. 


If you have any questions or queries, please direct them to us on londra@yee.org.tr