Lesson Feesfrom $40.00 / 30 Minutes
Nominated as Lessonface's 'Fingerstyle Teacher Of The Year 2020', Itamar has 30 years of teaching experience- both privately and in various music schools internationally.
"Erez delivers a sparkling and glittering firework of guitars, which allows associations to the acoustic works of master guitarists such as Al di Meola or Paco de Lucia..." er-em-online (German Music Magazine)
As a performer and composer, Itamar's music 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, Tomatito, Avishai Cohen, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco, and others.
Itamar performs internationally and gives workshops and masterclasses, teaching his unique approach to music and guitar playing. In recent years, Itamar has performed in Canada, USA, Israel, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Austria, Cyprus, Israel, India, Tunisia, Hungary, Colombia & Surinam. Itamar made his Carnegie Hall (NY) debut Apr 2018 performing with the Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble with Ara Dinjkian & Brian Keane as special guests.
Itamar's passion is bringing the joy of making music to each and every student. Whether you are a beginner who's interested in learning the basics of guitar/piano playing, or you have been playing for years but feel that you are missing something, or perhaps you just lack the extra inspiration to continue on your musical path, Itamar is a patient and passionate teacher who is there to support your journey. Itamar has a deep understanding of the classical tradition, as well as the flamenco, latin and jazz worlds.
Apart from his busy composing and touring life, Itamar is also teaching at the guitar, jazz and world music faculty at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School Of Music.
Itamar 's passion is to get students excited about playing music! He strives to give the student a sense of success from the very first lesson. He has a unique way of teaching the basics of theory and harmony to his students without it being too complicated and dry, but on the contrary, experiencing each concept on the keys or the guitar. On both guitar and piano, Itamar works within the classical tradition and technique and has deep respect for the tradition. At the same time, he is constantly learning about his students and what kind of music they love, so a lesson would typically include some technique, repertoire and music that the students is excited about! A good balance between what the student needs to learn, and what they love to play, is very important!
Itamar currently teaches at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's School of Music in Vancouver, (Canada), as well as privately from his own studio and online. Itamar has 30 years of teaching experience- both privately and in various music schools internationally. He gave masterclasses and has performed in concert halls all over the world with different projects and ensembles.
Repertoire (classical and various other styles such as Jazz, Bossa Nova etc)
Itamar helps his students deepen their understanding of music generally, by applying his own unique approach to the instrument, with the goal of taking their playing to the next level. In the classical tradition Itamar uses the Royal Conservatory Method as well as other method, incuding his own Advanced Method for th Fingerstyle Guitarist- 'Exercises & Etudes'. Others areas of teaching is the various techniques of Flamenco music, Brazilian music (bossa nova, choro), Jazz and improvisation. He believes that enjoying music and having fun with it is extremely important - so every lesson incudes also music that the students loves and wishes to learn.