How did it all start

Shirley Winner - Social entrepreneur, special mom, educator and music enthusiast who dreamt of combining all her passions in a non-profit promoting music education for all.

Roy Tal - social entrepreneur, musician and producer, created the Akim Tel Aviv ensemble and realized his dream to bring the gift of music to everyone.

Shirley and Roy met through a post on Facebook and the dream of IMAGINE became a reality.

IMAGINE was established in 2014, aiming to promote strategies for empowerment through music for various populations in need of a positive and inspiring experience.

ההכרות של רועי טל שירלי וינר
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VISION

Music can change people and therefor change the world

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INNOVATE

Develop and operate innovative

and inclusive pedagogies in

music education, focusing on strengthening life skills

GOALS

LEAD

Lead the STEAM movement in Israel, calling for adding arts as a core subject to STEM curriculum, thus making it well rounded and nurturing 21st century skills  

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SHARE

Sharing IMAGINE's unique knowledge and experience with educators, caregivers, therapists and families in Israel and around the world

Our Partners

Highlights

2018

EdTech Israel, ‘STEM to STEAM - Music is the best’ a review of STEAM movement and researches on the impact of music on the human mind.

 

ISME conference on special music education in Orff institute in Salzburg Austria - opening presentation on 'Music education for all' -development and implementation of a nationwide curriculum for special music education.

2017

‘Music education for all -  Developing innovative curriculum for special music education’ was chosen from hundreds of projects for the accelerator of the R&D department in the Ministry of Education.

2016

ISME conference on special music education at Drake school, Edinburgh Scotland - ‘How to make music accessible through musical technologies?’ 

 

VSA annual conference , Pittsburgh, USA - Practical workshop on using musical technologies with different disabilities.

2021

Collaboration with  Tarbut organisation on team training and nationwide operation of inclusive bands program 

 

A nationwide pilot with the ministry of education for SoundLab program for youth at risk  

2020

Given a special advisory status to the UN on music and special needs

2019

Berklee college of music, ABLE conference, Boston USA -

2 practical workshops on IMAGINE's programs

2 International Education Awards for the Inclusive Band program at the 'Reimagine education' conference