Ada Cigeroglu is a professional pianist, media composer, educator and music producer from Istanbul, Turkey who has been living and breathing music since the young age of 5, when he took his very first piano lesson. His music studies advanced even further throughout the years by attending two different pre-college programs alongside high school in Istanbul, followed by a bachelor’s degree from classical piano performance with a minor in jazz studies from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. During his time at Jacobs School of Music, Ada had the privilege to be in the studio of Prof. Emile Naoumoff, who was the very last student of legendary music teacher Nadia Boulanger.
Both before and during his college years, Ada has been interested in different genres of music ranging from jazz to techno along with classical music, which resulted him playing piano and keyboard in different bands and orchestras, getting versatile in these different genres. During his last years of undergraduate degree, he started to develop an interest in writing and producing both his own and other artists’ music, which let him to pursue a master’s degree in media scoring and production program at University of Miami Frost School of Music.
Alongside music, Ada also has a strong passion for helping others to reach their full potential in the areas that he can help with, which led him to start tutoring his classmates both in high school and college, followed by an active piano teaching career in Miami. He is determined to help aspiring students to express themselves musically, help them connect with the piano and unlock their creative sides. While not teaching or making music, Ada loves to workout, run, read, and cook.