My Story

I was born in Istanbul. Lived there till I was 16. I was a classical guitar student at the conservatory in Istanbul, studying with Erdem Sokmen. After I got a scholarship to go to Interlochen Arts Academy I  decided to continue my music education in America. Studied at Interlochen Arts Academy for 2 years with John Wunsch and then I went to Eastman School of Music to study with Dr. Nicholas Goluses. After four lovely years in upstate New York, I moved to New York City. Gigging around town and collaborating with all sorts of amazing people, New York has become my home and my ever-evolving school. 

In the recent years,  I spent some more time in Istanbul working on different projects. Worked as a music director for Sesame Street and Smurfs live shows and adapted them into Turkish language. Worked as an actor in TV series and in a film. Took lots of acting classes, and got myself a new skill as a voice over artist. Now in New York City I regularly do voice over work as a SAG actor. 

I'm a dedicated yoga and meditation practitioner. I do my best to appreciate, cherish and celebrate every second here in this life-form, walking  gently as I can as I'm passing through. 


Solo Shows


Solo guitar performances can be tailored to fit the needs of your event. Ranging from an intimate classical guitar performance for a ceremony, to vibrant party music.  



A guitar duo or a quintet, with vocals or instrumental, in various genres, just tell us what your event requires. 

Music For Yoga Classes


Being a dedicated yoga practitioner myself, it's such a joy to get in sync with the yoga instructor and support the experience with layers of sound. 


Music & Voice Over Production

I'm a SAG actor and I work on voice over projects on regular basis, both on site and also from my own studio. Contact for inquiries, resume and client testimonials.

To see our work and client list for commercial jingles and music for film & TV please visit


Need guitar sounds on your music?

If you are local, you are welcome to bring your music in, or invite me to your studio to play. But let's say that you are in Indonesia, and you want me to play on your recording. You just send me your tracks along with clear instructions and references, and I send you your guitar sounds. Contact for details. 



Written by M-Ray & Ilexar 

Produced by M-Ray @ Eneregea Studios 2F 

NYC Mixed and Mastered by Dave Darlington 

Custom guitars by Paul Nieto 

Video shot & edited by M-Ray