Classical and Contemporary Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons in Melbourne, Melbourne

Contact Information
Deniz Kaplan

Deniz is a solo and chamber musician currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Her cultural background as a Turkish-Australian and her passion for foreign languages, ethnomusicology and historical performance practice allows her to connect diverse pieces in a single programme.

Deniz had the privilege of studying with Perth’s renowned teacher Dr John Casey prior to moving to Melbourne, where she is a student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music studying with Daniel McKay (Guitar Trek, Melbourne Guitar Quartet). She also receives tuition in ensemble skills from guitarist-composer Dr Ken Murray. In addition to her music studies she is an avid learner of foreign languages, currently completing diplomas in Russian and German.

Deniz performed at some of Australia’s major venues. Her performance highlights include solo and chamber recitals in Melba Hall, Montsalvat Artists Colony, Government House of Victoria and Perth Government House amongst others.

As a member of the guitar ensemble, ‘Guitarstrophe!’, in her youth she also toured Australia, the UK and New Zealand in recitals and festivals.

Deniz regularly performs in masterclasses for many of the world’s leading guitarists and scholars including Ricardo Gallén, Lorenzo Micheli, Andras Csaki, Alexander Swete, Stephen Goss, Timothy Kain, Minh Le Hoang, Harold Gretton, Slava Grigoryan, Aleksandr Tsiboulski, Carlo Barone and Johannes Moeller amongst others.

Deniz plays a guitar made by Australian luthier Paul Sheridan.

Teaching Since
Qualifications and Awards
Bachelor of Music
Music Teaching Services
Guitar, Guitar Acoustic, Guitar Classical, Guitar Electric
Classical, Contemporary
Kodaly Method
Adult Learning, AMEB, Aural Training, HSC / VCE, Musicianship, Technique, Theory
Group Lessons, Pre-school Teacher, School Instrumental, Comes To You
Areas Serviced
Melbourne Inner, Melbourne North West, Melbourne West
Essendon, Glenroy, Moonee Ponds, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale, Strathmore
Other Details
Languages Spoken Other Than English
German, Russian, Turkish
Minimum age taught