Ezra Donner

Ezra D.

Chicago, IL
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Ezra delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

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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

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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
Mar 2013
American Prize Competition
Second Prize
Mar 2013
Music Teachers’ National Association Composition 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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Photos & Videos

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
presented by the Birmingham Musicale
video by Bloomfield Community Television
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man (arr. Brison)
presented by the Birmingham Musicale
video by Bloomfield Community Television
Shapero: Sonata No. 1 - I. Allegro preciso
presented by the Birmingham Musicale
video by Bloomfield Community Television
Photo by Ezra D.

performing in Chicago's North suburbs, January 2016

"The American Piano," recital at Jewish Music Week in Toronto 2015
"Cosmos" for Quartet from Doctor of Music Recital, Indiana University
Photo by Ezra D.

Photo by Ezra D.
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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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