Ezra Donner

Ezra D.

Chicago, IL

About Ezra D.

Ezra teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2009
Last sign in: More than two months


Ezra D. has been teaching private lessons since 2009 and is currently available to teach lessons at his studio. Ezra has helped students refine their technique, improve their sight-reading, gain confidence performing, and enrich their lives with music.

Ezra earned his Doctor of Music Degree in 2015 from Indiana University and his Bachelor of Music with High Honors in 2008 from University of Michigan. Ezra looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals with a teaching style that is results-driven, personable, and custom-made for each individual based on the student's goals and interests.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Piano technique & repertoire; composition; ear-training and music theory

Photos and Videos

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue presented by the Birmingham Musicale video by Bloomfield Community Television


Associate Instructor

Sep 2009 - May 2014
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music


May 2006 - Jul 2008
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Pianist and Music Director

Jan 2007 - May 2008
University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society


Doctor of Music

Sep 2011 - May 2014
Indiana University

Master of Music

Sep 2009 - May 2011
Indiana University

Bachelor of Music with High Honors

Sep 2004 - May 2008
University of Michigan



Oct 2015
2nd Annual G. Gershwin International Music Competition

Winner, Respighi Prize

Oct 2013
Chamber Orchestra of New York

Second Prize

Mar 2013
Music Teachers’ National Association Composition Competition


Mar 2013
American Prize Competition


Jan 2007
University of Michigan Concerto Competition


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Sep 2006

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

American Composers Forum

Sep 2004

The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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1 Review on Ezra D.

Claire D. Feb 9, 2016
Music Theory · In studio
Ezra is patient and exceptionally gifted at explaining complex topics to students of all levels. His own excellence as a performer and composer make him capable of addressing both performance technique and academic musical concerns with great specificity and clarity. And he's just a nice guy!
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