EZRAGUITAR NEW YORK EST. 2008
In 2008, EZRAGUITAR Co-Founders, Israeli Classical Guitarist Maoz Ezra and Soprano, Leilah Dione Ezra, opened their guitar conservatory in Brooklyn, NY with a clear mission to provide the highest level of CLASSICAL GUITAR training to children as young as 4 years old to teens, adults and professional levels. The goal being to make the guitar a primary instrument, just like piano and violin and to teach music in a way that develops a deep and true love of creating and sharing the art of classical guitar….connecting to music for life!
FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Spinto Soprano, has appeared on stages throughout Northern Italy, France, Israel, Canada and the New York metropolitan area in both opera and concert. Her most recent credits include: Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, The Soprano Soloist in the Verdi Requiem, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmelites, The Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, among others.
Ms. Ezra has appeared as a soloist with the New Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the North Jersey Symphony Orchestra and in Carnegie Hall in a concert with her husband, classical guitarist, Maoz Ezra. She was also the soprano soloist with the Frost symphony orchestra on their album release“An American Dream,”a work by American composer Frank Ticheli, conducted by Zoe Zeniodi and released by Albany Records. In addition to singing, Leilah is the co-founder of the EzraGuitar Conservatory, with locations in Israel and New York City, bringing top level classical guitar and arts education programs to hundreds of students since 2008. Currently, Leilah resides in Raanana, Israel with her husband and their two fabulous daughters.
Israeli Classical Guitarist Maoz Ezra began his journey with the guitar at the age of 10. From the very beginning of his studies he was inspired by the great Masters of the guitar and composers, such as Andreas Segovia, Jullian Bream, J.S. Bach & Robert Schuman as well as his teacher, Yehuda Shryer, who shaped his musical taste and directed his passion for making music. After his military service in the Israeli Army, Maoz began to discover his own passion for teaching guitar. He quickly established a studio of more than 30 students that he would travel to their homes throughout the Sharone area on his scooter to teach weekly lessons.
In the year 2000 at the age of 23, Maoz left Israel to go and study at the acclaimed “L’Ecole Normale de Musique”in Paris, France; to study with the great Alberto Ponce. In Paris, he immersed himself in his studies, had many wonderful performance opportunities and continued to develop a deeper understanding for the pedagogy of the guitar. He also quickly established a studio of private students all over Paris where he began adding performance opportunities for his students into his curriculum.
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It is such a great program that Maoz runs - amazing to see such great results so quickly!
Maoz Ezra's classes are very well structured. My son came home and 'performed' for our family after learning the "Old MacDonald" for the first time. This is after just a few 30 minute classes. Maoz is very patient and spends time individually with each child in the class. My son is really gaining a wealth of musical knowledge from this fabulous class!
My daughter has grown up in EzraGuitar's After School since 2014. I couldn't be happier! I recommend any of their programs to friends!
Maoz Ezra's unique method which has been used by a wide variety of schools and teachers, has been flourishing in a time when the arts are facing difficult challenges, proof that he is on to something valuable..."
The EzraGuitar School is great for getting guitar exposure to children in schools. The method is simple and straightforward and has kids playing the instrument right away!
I am so excited you are moving to Beacon! Welcome! Ezraguitar opened their family business in our old BK neighborhood and provided amazing classes for children and WONDERFUL community events! Can't wait! http://www.thechickensegg.wordpress.com/ In Peace,
My son has grown musically after each lesson over 5 years with EzraGuitar. It's helped him in his daily life too, he's more focused and confident! He's been blessed to have such a great teacher to guide him!