Hassadna consists of five primary departments: Piano, String, Wind, Jazz and Voice. Open to students aged 3 through 18, we work with 600 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.
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.
Head of Department — Anat Paul
Instructors: Lena Nemirovsky-Wiskind, Anal Paul, Rina Rozenman, Larissa Beikin, Yaron Rosenthal, Mina Dashevsky, Irina Ganenko, Deborah Schramm, Osnat Shvager, Einat Sola, Shir Zemmel, Guy Slapak.
Our string department consists of some 160 students led by 18 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.
Head of Department — Prof. Michael Gaisler
Violin: Michael Gaisler, Dmitri Shenkman, Etien Meneri, Paula Rossler, Mila Statland, Barak Schossberger, Chava Fraenkel, Simcha Digilov.
Viola: Michael Gaisler, Yoni Gertner.
Cello: Shmuel Magen, Sharona Greenstein, Ella Yandarzevsky, Talia Erdal, Iman Abbasi, Shulamit Sarid, Sasha Doulov.
Contrabass: Michael Klinghoffer, Alexander Osipenko.
Classical Guitar: Oleg Tchaikovsky, Daphna Medina.
Harp: Gittit Boasson.
Chamber Music and Orchestra: Michael Gaisler, Etien Meneri, Mila Statland, Shulamit Sarid.
Wind & Percussion
Our Wind Department consists of some 180 students, led by 28 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.
Head of Department — Sagit Mazuz
Recorder: Idit Paz-Luzon.
Flute: Vladamir Silva, Ronit Berman, Michael Lukin, Shachar Azulay, Idit Shemer, Becky Taylor, Rotem Bartan, Uri Nahir.
Oboe: Yael Mor, Nir Gavrieli.
Clarinet: Ilya Shwarts, Sagit Mazuz, Tomer Amikam, Yehiel Lock, Sapir Soto.
Saxophone: Gan Lev, Maayan James, Ziv Slama, Chen Amar.
Bassoon: Richard Paley.
Trumpet: Richard Berlin, Boris Bendikov, Rhona Brosh, Alex Gubernik.
French Horn: Michael Slatkin, Alex Gubernik, Edo Hayek.
Trombone, Bariton and Tuba: Alex Gubernik, Tal Ben-Rei, Daniel Lubashevsky, Hadar Ben-Aharon.
Percussion: Alon Bor, Lev Loftus, Tzeela Ramot.
Chamber Music and Orchestra: Ronit Berman, Sagit Mazuz, Idit Paz, Rhona Brosh, Ilya Shwarts, Gan Lev, Tal Ben Rei.
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.
Head of Department — Oleg Bogod
Saxophone: Boris Gamer, Miroslav Fishman.
Clarinet: Miroslav Fishman.
Voice Development: Maya Penington, Aviv Peck, Michal Hoter.
Double bass and Bass Guitar: Tal Gamlieli, Itay Amir.
Guitar: Ilia Siltzov, Dan Cohen.
Piano: Oleg Bogod, Eran Ritter.
Drums: Yaaki Levy, Oren Fried, Daniel Raitsin.
Ensembles: Oleg Bogod , Ilia Siltzov, Tal Gamlieli, Itay Amir.
Big Band: Boris Gamer.
Jazz workshop: Natan Gamer.
Improvisation workshop: Maayan James.
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.
Voice Development: Hilma Digilov, Ayelet Carmon.
Choir: Hilma Digilov
Voice ensembles: Ayelet Carmon