Gulfem Gizem Abay

At the age of 5, she had started her musical career by partaking in the children’s choir in the school of Antalya State School of Opera and Ballet. In the same year she had secured a place, for piano, in the conservatoire of Antalya, named Antalya State Conservatoire. During this period, she had been involved in both musicals and stage performances alike. Some of the musicals in which she took part in were titles such as; Carmen the musical, Nutcracker the musical, and an opera performance of Carmina Burana.

She had further developed her education by continuing with her secondary school studies in Anadolu Guzel Sanatlar Lisesi (Anatolian Fine Arts High School). During this period she had, whilst continuing developing the knowledge for the piano, also started lessons for the violin. In the 4 years of which she stayed in High School, she also took part in orchestral performances and piano concerts. Upon completion of her secondary school, she started a degree course in Ankara Gazi University, studying music, in the teaching faculty. The main instrument during this period was the piano, while undertaking further lessons, and developing a deep interest in the flute. During the 18 years of her musical career, she has taken part in multiple workshops, festivals and seminars.

In the year of 2014, she was a private tutor in Antalya for various musical instruments, including piano, violin and flute. After a year of giving private lessons, she had moved to stay in England, so that she could further pursue her musical career in London.

James Wiseman

James, Has studied music since the age of 8 and has been professional for 10 years. His career has taken him around the world touring America, China and all across Europe playing a number of different instruments and styles of music. Because James plays more than one instrument his career outside of teaching has lead him down many different paths. This versatility has aided James to teach a number of different styles from Classical music, Jazz and Rock and Pop music.

James Started Playing the Clarinet when he was 8 years old and Graduated with a distinction at Grade 8 at the age of 18. Along side his classical education he always listened to and loved playing Jazz music. He started to play the saxophone during his teenage years and using the techniques he had learnt on the clarinet, adapted himself into a proficient Jazz Saxophonist

Along side the woodwind background James also started playing the guitar at the age of 14 and started playing in rock bands. With a love for modern music James progressed very quickly at the guitar and managed to get a place at Academy of Contemporary music at 18 to study his degree. He learnt a number of styles of music there from some world famous guitarists (Guthrie Govan, Jamie Humphries, Mike Caswell). After spending the next three years dedicating hard work to both of his crafts James started getting Jobs touring with Artists around the UK and Europe (Bad Company, Juan Zelada, Nicole Scherzinger, Pixie Lott, Leona Lewis).

James has been teaching at LSA for a year now and is working on his own material as a saxophonist.