Sulamot Project

About Sulamot

Music for Social Change

Sulamot, meaning both a ladder and a musical scale in Hebrew, is an innovative and inspiring music education program. Sulamot – Music for Social Change was initiated in 2010 by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sulamot – Music for Social Change’s mission is to create social change through music by opening the world of music to children from low socioeconomic backgrounds throughout Israeli society.

Sulamot’s goal is to enhance children’s cognitive ability, educational achievement and their ability to work collaboratively within a group (orchestra playing and/or singing in a choir). All of this in order to give them a better chance of developing into successful adults and contributing citizens in the community.

Every student participating in the program is given his/her own professional instrument for practicing and playing in concerts.


Over 10,000 children, including blind and visually impaired children, in the third to twelfth grades, have already received free intensive private/group music instruction on a variety of instruments, such as the trumpet, trombone, flute, saxophone, clarinet, percussion instruments, violin, cello, guitar, oud, darbuka and qanon.  As well as playing in eighteen wind and string orchestras and staging live performances, the children also take part in an annual gathering and performance at the Tel Aviv Cultural Center, home to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.


These children come from all over the country – Beer Sheva, Mitzpeh Ramon, Arad, Rechovot, Yavneh, Tel Aviv- Jaffa, Pardes Hana ,  Haifa ,  Carmiel,  Afula , Nazareth and from the Bedouin sector.


They receive music lessons from talented musicians who play and perform on stages across the country and inspire each and every child they work with.

Sulamot – Music for Social Change teaches that everything is possible and that music is the key to success.


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