Educator

Dr. Ipek Eginli is the founder and director of PianoAlpharetta, a piano academy serving over 400 piano students in the North Atlanta area. 

At the academy, she oversees all the operations, supervises the faculty and the staff, serves as the President of the Johns Creek-Alpharetta chapter for the Federation of Music Clubs and adjudicates at local and regional piano auditions. 

As a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, and Royal Conservatory Certified teacher, she has worked with students of varying ages, nationalities and levels for over 20 years and has taught hundreds of students both privately and in college settings. Many of her students pursued music as a college major, received First Class with Distinction from the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Examinations, won competitions, special performance and scholarship awards by National Music Teachers Association, Federation of Music Clubs and more.

Dr. Eginli completed her doctorate degree at the University of Georgia studying with Dr. Richard Zimdars. Aside from her major field in piano performance, she pursued Piano Pedagogy as her minor concentration studying under Dr. Peter Jutras. The title of her doctorate dissertation is ‘Selected Twentieth Century Turkish Character Pieces For Solo Piano.’ As a part of her Graduate Assistantship, she taught Class Piano and private lessons at the University of Georgia.

After earning her Master’s Degree at Purchase College State University of New York in 2007, she became a faculty member at the same college where she taught college level keyboard studies for 2 years. During her time in New York, she has also taught private lessons and conducted student recitals at the Crestwood Music Education Center, Performing Art Conservatory of New Canaan, Bennett Conservatory and Farioli Music School. In 2011, Dr. Eginli joined the piano faculty at Georgia College and State University where she taught private lessons to piano performance majors for 3 years.

Dr. Eginli continues to give presentations at meetings and conferences of different music organizations. Recently, she was invited to present at local chapters of Music Teachers National Association such as Cherokee, Decatur, Gwinnett County, GA and Greenville, SC; Collegiate Chapter of MTNA at the University of Georgia, and the State Conference of Georgia Music Teachers National Association.