Dr. Michal Hefer

Dr. Michal Hefer

Dr. Michal Hefer

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Head of the Music Education Department

Michal Hefer completed her doctorate in the field of Music Cognition at the Tel Aviv University at the Musicology Department. She is an M.A graduate from Temple University and a B.Mus from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Her research topics were focus on the psycho-motor and psycho-physiological responses of neonates to music, under the supervision of Prof. Veronika Cohen, Prof. Judith Cohen and Dr. Zalman Weintraub. She is also certified by the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (USA) and was a pioneer developing his approach for music learning in Israel.

Michal has been a faculty member at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and at the Bar-Ilan University from 2007 onward. Dr. Hefer developed "Ktan- Tone" (Little Tone) a music learning program who represents a new pedagogical model to enhance infants' musical skills. It's based on early exposure to complex and varied musical repertoire and encouraging voice and movement interaction with infants. Her work has been presented at many international conferences. She has given workshops and courses in the United States, Italy, Brazil, Korea, Greece and China. In the last years she is invited to serve as guest lecturer at the Donna Olimpia School of Music in Rome.

 

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