Hassadna consists of five primary departments: Piano, String, Wind, Jazz and Voice. Open to students aged 3 through 18, we work with 600 plus students, emphasizing professionalism and enjoyment.

The program’s core component is one-on-one instruction through weekly lessons of 45-90 minutes each, and weekly music theory and ear training classes. As students progress, they are enrolled in orchestras and chamber music groups, each of which meets once a week for 45-120 minutes.

Piano

Our piano department consists of some 100 students led by 13 of Israel’s finest musicians. Students regularly participate in piano trios, four-handed ensembles and choirs. Our students are regularly chosen to participate in the David Goldman Programme for Outstanding Young Musicians at the Jerusalem Music Center and in various other international music festivals.

Faculty

Head of Department — Anat Paul

Instructors Larissa Beikan, Marina Belendin, Mina Dashevsky, Irina Ganenko, Lena Nemirovsky-Wiskind, Tina Ronkin, Rina Rozenman, Yishai Rubin, Deborah Schramm, Osnat Shwager, Einat Sola, Shir Zemmel.

String

Our string department consists of some 160 students led by 14 outstanding musicians. Students participate regularly in string chamber orchestras and ensembles, including string quartets, piano trios and baroque ensembles. They are regularly selected to participate in the David Goldman Programme for Outstanding Young Musicians at the Jerusalem Music Center, to be members of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and to participate in various other international music festivals.

Program for Excellence in String Education (PESE)

PESE was founded in 2008 to offer children from all backgrounds the opportunity to access string instruction of the highest quality. The Program is directed by the renowned violinist and instructor Michael Gaisler, one of Israel’s leading figures in string education. PESE represents the pinnacle of the music education we strive to provide. We are proud to be at the forefront of string education in Israel and to be able to provide this singular opportunity to students and teachers.

Faculty

Head of Department — Michael Gaisler

Violin Michael Gaisler, Irena Miskov, Etien Meneri, Dimitri Shenkman.
Viola Michael Gaisler, Yoni Gertner.
Cello Shmuel Magen, Sharona Greenstein, Riki Peled, Sivan Levy, Ella Yandarzevsky, Yoni Gotlibovich.
Contrabass Michael Klinghoffer, Alexander Osipenko.
Classical Guitar Irit Evan-Tov, Oleg Tchaikovsky.
Harp Getit Boazson.
Chamber Music and Orchestra Michael Gaisler, Etien Meneri, Sivan Levy, Yoni Gertner

Wind

Our Wind Department consists of some 180 students, led by 25 outstanding musicians. Students participate regularly in wind orchestras and ensembles including woodwind quintet, brass quintet, recorder ensemble, jazz ensembles and big bands. Our students are regularly selected to participate in the David Goldman Programme for Outstanding Young Musicians at the Jerusalem Music Center, to be members of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and to participate in various other international music festivals.

Faculty

Head of Department — Sagit Mazuz

Recorder Idit Shemer, Idit Paz.
Flute  Vladamir Silva, Ronit Berman, Michael Lukin, Shachar Azulay, Idit Shemer, Becky Tailor.
Oboe  Mariona Godia
Clarinet Ilia Schwartz, Sagit Mazuz, Tomer Amikam, Yehiel Lock.
Saxophone  Gan Lev, Gersh Geller, Maayan James, Ziv Slama.
Bassoon Richard Paley
Trumpet Richard Berlin, Boris Bendikov, Rona Brosh, Na’ama Golan, Alex Gubernik
French Horn Tzviki Moran, Shir Farkash, Gal Raviv, Alex Gubernik.
Trombone, Bariton and Tuba  Alex Gubernik, Ma’ayan Heymann.
Chamber Music and Orchestra Ronit Berman, Sagit Mazuz, Idit Paz, Rona Brosh, Na’ama Golan.

Jazz

Our Jazz department consists of some 80 students led by 8 of Israel’s finest musicians. Students participate regularly in jazz and big band concerts and in various international music festivals such as the Berklee Summer Programs and the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat.

Faculty

Head of Department — Oleg Bogod

Saxophone Boris Gamer
Clarinet Miroslav Fishman
Voice Development Maya Penington
Contrabass  Tal Gamlieli
Guitar  Ilia Siltzov, Tal Gamlieli
Jazz Piano  Oleg Bogod, Yonatan Nitzan
Drums Oren Fried, Daniel Raitsin, Yaaki Levy
Percussion  Yoav Lifshitz, Lev Loftus
Ensembles Oleg Bogod , Ilia Siltzov, Tal Gamlieli
Big Band Boris Gamer
Jazz workshops Natan Gamer

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Voice

Our voice department consists of some 50 students led by 3 outstanding musicians. Students are trained in classical, jazz, opera, pop and rock singing, and participate regularly in choirs and ensembles.

Faculty

Voice Development Hilma Digilov, Ayelet Carmon.
Choir Hilma Digilov
Voice ensembles Ayelet Carmon