Our theory lessons cover the basic vocabulary necessary to discuss, analyze and play music and are complimented by ear training. At more advanced levels, score study, composition and harmony studies are central to the program of study. Theory and ear training activities aid students in perfecting pitch and in rhythm performance skills. Students learn to recognize and react to harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structures through recitation and dictation. Hassadna offers a wide variety of theory and ear training groups intended to match the development and skill level of each child.

The department consists of four theory and ear training instructors of the highest caliber, each one specializing in a different levels and ages as follows:

Ram Reuven

One of Israel’s leading theory and ear training teachers, specializes in teaching advanced students between the ages of 13 -18 and deepens students’ knowledge – particularly in the areas of ear training, harmony, music analysis and counterpoint.

Todaya Shendovich

Specializes in ages 11-18 and teaches high level theory classes, focusing on composition, harmony and counterpoint.

Inbal Djamshid

Specializes in ages 10-15 and provides intermediate theory instruction giving students the tools for chords, scales and music analysis.

Shira Elad 

Specializes in ages 6-12 and creates the foundation of theory knowledge by focusing on note reading, rhythm, ear training, intervals and scales in a very interactive way.