Our Teachers


Avital Burg

Avital joins us from Israel and is a painter, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. She attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, and completed a master class program at Hatahana School of Figurative Painting and Drawing, Tel Aviv. Burg currently attends the New York Studio School for Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. Her work deals with both traditional genres and subjects from Israeli current media reports. Feel free to check out some of Avital’s work at: www.avitalburg.com


Yonatan Gutfeld
Born in Jerusalem. Served as a pianist and vocalist in the IDF Air Force band. Studied music composition at the Jerusalem Music Academy and Rimon School Of Jazz, and literature at the Tel Aviv University. Collaborated as a song writer and music arranger with many artists, among them Aya Korem, Eric Berman, Miri Mesika and Dana Berger. He released his debut album, “Hamatos Shel Ha’atid” with the Eighth Note record label at 2011. Yonatan writes, performs and teaches music in NYC since 2012. He uses his singer songwriter’s love for the Hebrew language and music as much as he can as a teacher.


Yoni Kretzmer

Before moving to NYC in 2010, Yoni, a Jerusalem born tenor saxophonist and composer was an active member in the growing Tel Aviv nu-music scene leading various groups such as “New Dilemma” (chamber/free jazz string quintet) and “Far From Home” (free/folk quintet with two acoustic guitars). He has performed and curated many shows and festivals including October Jazz Fest, RedSea Jazz Festival and Tel Aviv Jazz festival.


Ran Livneh

Ran is a musician, upright and electric bass player, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Born and raised in Zichron Yaaqov, Israel. He graduated the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. Ran is a music eductor, as well as a teacher in a number of Brooklyn and New York City synagogues.

 


Gal Cohen

Gal, a visual artist, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Born and raised in Israel. Gal is currently persuing her MFA in Fine Arts in Parsons: The New School.Over the last years, after graduating the B.F.A in Fine Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art&Design, Jerusalem, she studied Gender studies in Tel-Aviv University, exhibited and showed her art in exhibitions and art projects, took part in artist residencies, and curated various exhibitions. During all this time, Gal has been constantly teaching in different working frames, such as art museums, studio practice, external invited workshop, and afternoon school.


Arnan Raz


Arnan Raz was born in Kibbutz Merchavia, a small village in the north of Israel to a musical family- his grandfather was a music teacher and a painter, his uncle a famous conductor and his mom and his brother both are professional guitar players. However, until the age of 13 Arnan’s passion was soccer. Suddenly, out of nowhere and without much reason, Arnan decided that he wanted to play the saxophone. You can listen to some of Arnan’s music at arnanrazmusic.com


Dana Herz

Dana Herz is a singer, composer, and arranger, born in Jerusalem to a family of musicians.  Graduated from  the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Since a young age Dana dedicated years to explore the human voice and its power to heal and connect between people. Dana is currently leading her own band and has performed with her original music in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in Europe, Israel, and United States. Dana has been working for the past few years with groups of Israelis and Palestinians youths musicians to create safe environments and build understanding, listening, critical thinking, and break fears and prejudices.

Eden Bareket

I was born in Buenos Aires, but I grew up in Israel. I went to a TALI school for elementary school and the democratic school in Hadera for middle school and high school. I later went to the Israeli conservatory of music to study Jazz.  I’ve been playing the saxophone since I was 9, and music is the reason I moved to NYC about 7 years ago. I’ve been living in Brooklyn ever since – playing music, teaching Hebrew and Jewish studies and teaching saxophone- and mostly trying to find good places to eat!

 


Kami Maltz

Kami Maltz has been an educator for over a decade, and is excited to educate and use her passion for music with the next generation! Upon moving to NY in 2013 Kami has been teaching music and hebrew at a variety of schools and programs.Given her artistic interests and ability to speak 3 languages (Hebrew, English and Spanish) Kami has been constantly teaching music in different programs and schools around NYC, both group classes and personal one-on-one sessions. Kami’s mission is to create a spark, encourage your kids to embrace their individuality, express it through these classes — all in a fun way your kids will enjoy. 

Ronit Levin Delgado

Ronit Levin Delgado is an Israeli born, New York based multidisciplinary visual artist and a Fulbright scholar. Levin Delgado is a graduate of the MFA Studio Art program at MSU, NJ, and holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

Levin Delgado has won multiple awards and honors, including the Fulbright Scholarship, AICF American-Israel Cultural Foundation, Asylum Arts, Jewish Art Salon Fellowship, Daughters of Troy Residency in Governors Island, UJA Fellowship, the Israeli Ministry of Culture Scholarship, Bezalel Academy Award for Excellence and on 2014 she was chosen to be the recipient of the First Annual Prize for Bezalel Alumni.

Levin Delgado has had Solo and Two-person exhibitions, including at Raw Pop Up (Art Basel Miami), Spring Break Art (NY), Gallery Sensei and Chashama (NY), the Frame Gallery (PA), Guttman Museum (Tel Aviv) and her work has been exhibited in numerous international group exhibitions in Israel, Europe and the US, including, The Queens Museum (NY), Museum of Russian Art (NJ), Magnan Metz Gallery, and Trestle Gallery (NYC), Index Gallery, Aferro Gallery (Newark), Cardiff, Wales and Leeds (UK) and Hertzelilinblum Museum in Israel.

As a performance artist, Levin Delgado has performed at The Cell, Grace Exhibition Space, House of Yes, Paper Box, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, EFA in NYC and many other art festivals, galleries and independent venues worldwide as well as participated in many international collaborations.