Omer A.

Teacher
Omer A.
Plays/Teaches

Experience:

Omer has been teaching lessons to students of all ages and levels for several years.

Education:

BFA from the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music.

Located:

Manhattan, NYC

Omer A. began playing classical violin at the age of six where he studied under local teachers in the town where he grew up. Feeling discontent and overwhelmed by the classical school and discipline, he decided to pursue his angsty rockstar fanatasies and at the age of 13 switched to guitar through which he got exposed to Blues, Jazz and the possibilities of improvisation. At the age of 15 Omer decided to take the skills and concepts he learned through guitar about improvisation and develop them on the violin in addition to the explorations of eclectic violin playing styles from Indian, Bluegrass, Celtic and Klezmer music. Continuing practicing both Jazz and Classical music, Omer was recruited to the Israeli military under the status of an “Outstanding Musician” given by the Israeli Ministry of Education. This status allowed him to keep studying and pursuing his musical career during his military service and throughout that period Omer studied both in The Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv and also in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. In 2014 Omer won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship for Jazz Performance and in 2018 graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music with a B.F.A with honors.

Omer is an emerging artist in the NYC Jazz scene whilst continuing to record and perform internationally with different bands and artists in Jazz, Rock, Folk and World Music scenes. These days Omer has collaborated with a multi-cultural band including members from Burkina Faso, Venezuela and France, to initiate a musical project based mainly on Zimbabwean music and facilitating guitar styles from West Africa, South Africa and Cuba into Omer’s original compositions.