About the project
The Jerusalem School for Music & Arts, also known as Hasadna (the Workshop), was established in 1973 to provide music instruction combined with dance and painting to children aged four-17. The school was based on the principle that all children are endowed with musical abilities that are best developed in the larger context of the arts. The school has developed over the years to offer instruction in all major instruments, theory, ensemble-playing and dance, though it no longer has a visual art component. Since its establishment, the school has shared the facilities of the Carmeli Elementary School, which later became the Adam Anthroposophy School. The Jerusalem Foundation has provided support for scholarships for gifted students from disadvantaged families, including a program to enable Ethiopian children living in the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women to take music lessons.