Johnny Turk, a.k.a. Ahmet Erispaha, has found a way to integrate three career tracks — Information Technology, music performance, and teaching — into his work life. As a Technical Trainer at Qlik, a leading Business Discovery software company, Ahmet (Johnny Turk's mild-mannered alter ego) comes up with creative ways to explain difficult concepts to his students, and shares best practices with his buddies on the Americas training team.
In his spare time, he straps on his six-string Taylor guitar and entertains audiences in local pubs and restaurants. But that's not all - he also finds time to share what he’s learned about music by offering private lessons to a handful of guitar, bass, and voice students.
With a successful music performance career that spans several decades, Johnny Turk has built a reputation as a versatile, creative, and passionate singer, guitarists, and bassist. You can find a schedule of Johnny Turk's upcoming gigs on the home page. To book Johnny Turk for a private or club engagement, click on the Contact link. For more information about Johnny Turk's history, follow the History link.
As a Senior Computer Programming instructor and Evening Education Manager at the Chubb Institute in the early 2000s, Johnny Turk developed the skills and experience to plan effective lessons and present information to students in coherent, meaningful, and creative ways.
The organizational skills he developed in this position, his rich experience as a guitarist, bassist, and lead vocalist in numerous bands and solo projects over the last 40 years, and his passion for teaching and performing make him a highly effective and inspiring teacher. Follow the Music Lessons link for more information on Ahmet's music teaching experience and approach. Click on the Contact link to schedule lessons.
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