“Itamar’s music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply.
It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz, and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own”
Recipient of the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize, Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer and guitarist who has shared the stage with such musicians as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco, and others.
As a musician and composer, I have released 4 CDs, and the 5th is coming out soon!
My most recent CD, “Mi Alegria,” was released in June 2019 with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and has received raving reviews, both nationally and internationally, including a nomination for the 2020 Instrumental Artist of the Year Award from the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
I perform internationally and give workshops and masterclasses, teaching his unique approach to music and piano/guitar playing.
In recent years (pre-pandemic), I have performed in Canada, the USA, Israel, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Austria, Cyprus, Israel, India, Tunisia, Hungary, Colombia & Surinam. I also made my Carnegie Hall (NY) debut Apr 2018 performing with the Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble with Ara Dinjkian & Brian Keane as special guests.
Among the venues and festivals that I played throughout my career were: Barbican Hall (London UK), Sydney Opera (Sydney, Australia), the Jerusalem Jazz Festival (Israel), Oman Opera House, The Megaron (Athens, Greece), Schauspiel Leipzig (Germany), Amsterdam Jewish Music Festival (Holland), the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall (NY), and others.
Excited to meet my students here!
A good balance between what the student needs to learn and what they love to play!
Bmus - Jerusalem Academy Of Music
Post Graduate Course in Composition - Guildhall School Of Music
Online Courses in Film music and Logic Pro X - Berklee School of Music
Prestigious Landau Prize - 2014
ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz - 2014
30 years of teaching experience- both privately and in various music schools internationally
You will need a computer or tablet with a webcam and microphone...Read More
You will need a computer or tablet with a webcam and microphone that is connected to a good Internet connection, with a download speed preferably above 25 Mbps, your instrument (of course), and/or any equipment recommended by your teacher prior to the lesson. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.
Online Lessons are all attended on the Zoom video conferencing platform. After...Read More
Online Lessons are all attended on the Zoom video conferencing platform. After you book, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to your upcoming lesson that you’ll join using a web browser or the Zoom app. Lessons use both audio and video, so make sure that you can meet the system requirement before booking a lesson. Online lessons are interactive, so you’ll be able to communicate with your teacher, ask questions, and comment as much as you like.
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Lessons can be canceled or rescheduled directly on the platform using the...Read More
Lessons can be canceled or rescheduled directly on the platform using the cancel/reschedule function in the Booked Lesson section of your Dashboard at least 24 hours before the lesson time. If you need to cancel a lesson, do so by clicking on the “Cancel” button on your booked lesson and your teacher will be notified automatically.
You can always think ahead and get a few things ready before...Read More
You can always think ahead and get a few things ready before your lessons. Make sure to tune your instrument before the lesson. Bring à a notepad and anything you might need to write down notes. We strongly recommend testing your video conference settings at least 15 min before each lesson to avoid any unwanted technical issues during the lesson.
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