Dr. Ipek Brooks, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, started her piano academy PianoAlpharetta L.L.C in 2010 in Alpharetta, GA. She teaches weekly private piano lessons, group lessons for different ages, conduct master-classes for intermediate and advanced students.
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. Brooks joined the piano faculty at the Georgia College and State University where she taught private lessons to piano performance majors for 3 years. In 2012 she was awarded a full graduate assistantship at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and currently continues her duties including teaching class piano to music majors, applied piano to music minors and students of UGA Community Music School.
Over the course of 10 years, Dr. Brooks has worked with students of varying ages, nationalities and levels and as a teacher, has touched the lives of hundreds of students.
Dr. Brooks 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. She also adjudicates at local and regional piano auditions.