Bülent Güneralp

An active Boston-area singer, pianist, drummer, and instructor with over 18 years of experience teaching music. Lessons are available at my studio in Somerville, MA.

“★★★★★”

A student favorite on TakeLessons.com

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What Students Say

Voice Lessons

  • Over the past 6 years, I have performed more than 600 concerts worldwide. Bulent helped me to lay the groundwork for a voice that is well-prepared to take on the rigors of the road as well as the discipline to expect the best out of myself each night. From warming up and warming down, to lifestyle and technique, Bulent's instruction has encouraged, motivated, and prepared me to maximize my singing career.
    Jon Ricci, lead singer of Lansdowne
  • … As a tenor I had no idea how to sing the high notes. When I sang, they used to come out, but sounded tight, so I never got a part in an opera. Well, just in one lesson I vocalized to a high C with the knowledge he gave me. I actually, for the first time, knew how I did it. … I've never given up on my dream, at times I wanted to, but now Bulent has given me a new hope that hopefully within a year I can actually audition for a part in a opera. A dream come true.
    Fausto Di Ianne, tenor
  • … Blending great clarity, passion, knowledge and warmth, he has provided me with the tools to dramatically enhance my vocal talents. Whether breathing, posture, legato, tone, control, phrasing or otherwise, Bulent is remarkably attentive, engaging and effective.
    Jack Volpe
  • Bulent is a great teacher. He is very patient and consistent, and he is willing to work with you at whatever level you are. … In one lesson, I was able to fix a sound problem that I had, and had instant results.
    Dean B., bass-baritone

Piano Lessons

  • … Aside from his technical expertise, I think that one of the greatest things he gives his students is hope. I'm playing again, I'm practicing again. Sitting at the piano has become both easy and fun, not a chore. … Bulent is a fantastic music educator because he is neither too easy, nor too critical. He is pleasant, inspiring and meticulous.
    Lis A.
  • One of my daughters worked with Bulent on piano and enjoyed every minute. She looked forward to every lesson and felt compelled to learn more. Bulent always went above and beyond, working on technique and voice. … Bulent gave her the confidence through trust and play to feel comfortable with performing.
    Sharon P.

Teaching Method

I tailor my lessons directly to what my student needs, working on both developing technique and a repertoire of songs that the student wants to learn.

For singing, I use an experience-tested method to get students to freely express their natural voice, while developing solid technique, resonance, projection, diction, and range.

Performances

Press

  • Thunderous bass-baritone resonated through our studio.
    Cambridge Community TV Newsletter Open Studio
  • Both of the singers, Anne Byrne and Bülent Güneralp, were outstanding dramatically and musically.
    Sam Bodkin, The Boston Music Intelligencer
  • … Guneralp, too, goes beyond merely mastering the song; he moves, he chuckles, he winks and instantly creates a vivid character to put across these songs. Together, he and Lisovskaya are the perfect duo. Perfect interpretation and emotional impact as if they ARE the characters they sing.
    Jagan-Nath Khalsa, Music and Song
  • Bülent Güneralp takes on several parts with a firm bass-baritone and comedic panache.
    James F. Cotter, The Times Herald-Record
  • When you think of opera, the word modern doesn't usually follow. Bülent Güneralp, a Turkish singer living in Somerville, is changing the way we think about this centuries-old art form. Güneralp is anything but a stereotypical opera singer… He has performed Broadway pieces, jazz solos, spirituals, and even contemporary pop songs, which he says inform his interpretation of even the most classical roles in opera… This opera singer, who says his favorite music ranges from that of the heavy metal 80s band Cacophony to jazz pianist Chick Corea, shows that opera singers may not be what you think, and his audiences are surprisingly diverse as well.
    Chelsea Whyte, The Somerville News

Experience

Awards

Lessons

Get lessons from an award-winning vocalist and student favorite. Voice, drum, and piano lessons are open to students of all ages and backgrounds.

Lessons are taught at my studio in Somerville, an easy ten minute walk from both Davis and Porter Square T stations.

  • $30
    30 minutes
  • $45
    45 minutes
  • $60
    60 minutes

You can also choose a custom lesson length (30 minutes minimum)

To schedule a first lesson, please send an email to:

bulent@bulentguneralp.com