Arda Cabaoglu, DMA

Performer, Educator, Scholar of Music & The Trumpet

Dr,Cabaoglu as an Educator & VArious Projects

Students’ Comments at RPI & UR

Arda Cabaoglu, D.M.A. started working as the Adjunct Faculty Member of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in January 2017.

Ben Stovall, a former trumpet student at RPI, describes Arda's teaching as:

"Arda is one of the best and most impactful teachers I have had so far in my trumpet playing career, from the many I have had from across the country. The breadth knowledge he has acquired from studying with some of the best trumpet players in the world is just simply inspiring. His deep technical and musical insights have helped me to greatly strengthen and further solidify my foundation on the instrument and to tighten up many facets of my playing, including tone, accuracy, phasing, and mental focus. Additionally, he was very flexible and was able to treat each of his students accordingly based on their playing need. He was always a pleasure to work with and I was excited for every lesson. He truly wanted me to be successful and he always had my best interests in mind." 


Here are comments by his students about Arda Cabaoglu's teaching at Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester:

"Arda is fantastic at helping me to improve my tone. He holds me to his own very high and specific standards. He explains his theories of not only technical playing but the thought process that I should have when playing. This is very helpful."

 "Arda is fantastic at introducing new concepts and ideas of how to think about trumpet technique. His application to the music is very simple and his excitement about music is contagious."

"There was a large focus on technique and improving tone which really helped me to play well. Arda incorporated many metaphors that were helpful in understanding the more abstract concepts. He is caring and very easy to relate to. I enjoyed my lessons as they were time to improve, but they were also lower stress. They were fun, but through his teachings, I have improved a lot."            

"Arda is a really great teacher. He has examples for every technique one could imagine and his creativity helps me to implement the techniques he tells me to. He is very exciting and working with such an accomplished teacher is inspiring. His lessons are always creative and fun instead of intimidating or scary. I really like his teaching style and have found that I have improved greatly."        

"Very descriptive, imaginative ways of describing new material Focus on technique and understanding of procedures"  

"Very passionate about the trumpet in all respects, and incredibly knowledgeable. He shares this with his students and is a very creative and engaging teacher."         
"Wonderfully knowledgable about music and our instrument. Assigns great repertoire and exercises, and sucessfully digs deep into the topics."

"Arda is very knowledgeable and overall a good teacher. He is clearly passionate and willing to provide extra help. The concepts he tries to teach are very helpful."

"Excellent teacher and musician. He really wants to pass on all that he has learned from a variety of sources, and does a good job."          

"Arda's major strengths lie in his ability to see what each individual student needs, and designing lessons plans around that student. This creates the best possible result for each individual player."          

"I think that Arda's major strength is his strong knowledge of the finesse points of trumpet playing, and his work to find the individual strengths and weaknesses of each of his students. This allows him to design each student's lessons and curriculum around the areas they need the most improvement on!"


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  Dr.Arda Cabaoglu's students described his teaching at Student Opinion Survey, which is a survey to evaluate teachers after each year at University of Rochester. These comments are made anonymously by each student after each semester between September 2013 and May 2015 for 4 semesters of teaching.

Dr.Arda Cabaoglu's students described his teaching at Student Opinion Survey, which is a survey to evaluate teachers after each year at University of Rochester. These comments are made anonymously by each student after each semester between September 2013 and May 2015 for 4 semesters of teaching.


Dr.Cabaoglu as Visiting Music Professor
at Turkish National Conservatory
at the European Side of Istanbul, Turkey


Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Est.1883
Istanbul State Conservatory


In 2018-2019, Dr.Cabaoglu will be teaching at Istanbul State Conservatory as a Visiting Professor of Music.
He will be instructing Trumpet, Chamber Music, and Orchestral Studies for Trumpet Students


OutReach Projects
Local & National & International

Music is one of the strongest tie between different cultures around the world. In 2015 and 2016 Summers, Arda Cabaoglu joined a multidisciplinary art project called The Ritsos Project in Karlovassi, Samos, Greece. One of the aims of the project is to present art music since 1550s to present time to the community in various places of the world. Here are some of the pictures from the children morning's workshop at Karlovassi Town Hall in 2016 summer. Arda let's children experience the production of the sound of trumpet by letting them use the piston while he plays the instrument.  

 Dr.Cabaoglu teachers at Eastman Community Music School, December 7, 2015

Dr.Cabaoglu teachers at Eastman Community Music School, December 7, 2015


Upper East Side Music Studio Project est.2017



In 2016-2018, Dr.Cabaoglu established his own private music lesson program in Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City

UES Music Studio serves the community in New York City as a private music lesson studio. UES Music Studio offers individuals private music lessons.
UES Music Studio offers beginner to advanced music lessons designed specially for the needs of the individuals of all ages.

Where & How

Programs are offered for beginner, intermediate, advanced, and master levels.

  • Trumpet

  • Music Theory

  • Music History

  • Musical Interpretation

  • Performance Practice: Application of the Combination of musical analysis/history/performance/technique

  • Ear Training

  • Improvisation

  • Chamber Music Coaching

  • Basic Conducting Lessons

We design beginner programs for Children of Adults (Max 5 people group lessons, or individual lessons)

  • General Music Appreciation Classes

  • Music Theory for beginners:  Fundamentals (pitch, rhythm, chords, etc.), Harmonization, Counterpoint, Music subjects (notation, analysis, ear training

We coach musicians by supporting them:

  • Support for Artistic Development

  • for Self-Confidence on stage

  • Begin/Learn/Improve playing the trumpet

  • Recover from lip and performance injuries

Support for auditions, performances, or competitions:

  • Audition preparation for undergraduate, graduate program auditions for  Eastman School for Music, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Curtis Institute, New England Conservatory, Berklee School of Music, etc.

  • Audition preparation for professional orchestras

  • Preparation for music competitions

The studio is located on 85th Street and between 2nd & 3rd Avenues in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC.  

The lesson offers can be arranged in 3 different ways:

1. UES Music Studio is located on 85th ST / between 2nd & 3rd Avenues

1 minute walk from Q train 86st St Station
2 minute walk from 4-5-6 Trains 86 th Street Station
CrossTown bus from the Upper West 86th Street to the coner of the 86th and 3rd avenue
CitiBike Station right at the corner of the studio

2. At your own home for additional costs based on the distance and time.

3. Online Music lessons are offered.
Possible times for online lessons globally are based on 10am-5pm on Eastern Time NYC (except Sundays)

4. Coaching for chamber music groups, special support for professional musicians can be arranged at the place that is requested. 



1.We Listen your request
2.Assess your level
3.Offer you a lesson plan

We offer a FREE 30-minute consultation session to determine your level and needs. 

You play and/or explain your musical interests. Based on the assessment we make after this session, we tailor a program for you (personalize a lesson plan) and contact you by email and make you an offer.

The offer we make includes pricing and detailed information about the program we offer you.

We will also inform you in detail about the benefits of our specially designed private music lesson program to your needs. 

Lesson fees per session starts from $90 depending on the subject and level.

One session is between 45 to 90 minutes long.

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