Besides private and individual lessons, workshops, masterclasses, for professionals, children and amateurs, Sjahin has been teaching at the Conservatory HKU in Utrecht, Netherlands, since the last 17 years.
Here he developed his own teaching program named “Non-Western Rhythms and techniques” to students for to help expand their rhythmical skills and knowledge and how to integrate these rhythmical concepts in their own music. This course will allow students to expand their techniques and knowledge of various world music rhythms and develop their rhythmical strength and creativity.
In this workshop we work in ensemble form on several non-Western rhythmical concepts, such as Afro-Cuban polyrhythmic, clave patterns, cross rhythms, Balkan & Anatolian odd meters and Indian rhythmical modulations, and on how to integrate them creatively into your own instruments and music.
At the end of this course the student can play, understand and recognize various different odd meters, cross rhythms and rhythmical concepts from different parts of the world, such as the Balkan, Turkey, Middle East and India. Examples include 5/8 – 7/8 – 9/8 – 11/8 measures.
Sjahin has also been active as a teacher at conservatories in Canada, China, Iran, Latvia, Mexico, Turkey and The Netherlands. Having developed his own teaching program for the Conservatory of Utrecht (HKU) Sjahin has been giving workshops named “Non-Western Rhythms and techniques” to students for the past 17 years to help expand their rhythmical skills and knowledge and how to integrate these rhythmical concepts in their own music.
He has also been working worldwide with children in refugee camps and slums in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Greece and India.
Guest teacher at
- Codarts Rotterdam
- Amsterdam conservatory
- Zwolle conservatory
International as guest teacher at
- Istanbul Yildiz University, Turkey
- Akbank Jazz festival Istanbul, Turkey
- Guangzhou Conservatory, China
- Banff Centre for Arts, Canada
- Damascus school of Music, Syria
- Riga Conservatory, Latvia
- Ollin Kan, Mexico
- Teheran Conservatory, Iran