Beer Sheva Music Conservatory
Jacob Reuven has been a director of the Beer-Sheva Music Conservatory since 2012. He has started his mandolin career at the same school back when he was 8 and is now dedicated to developing a new generation of musicians. Conservatory has an increase of the number of students each year and its students are repeatedly winning national competitions. International world-class musicians are known to teach master classes at the school, and concerts serials are engaging with the entire city. Reuven’s close ties with musicians around the world give him a unique chance to bring the best guest teachers to the Conservatory. Even more importantly, his own experience provides him with a grand vision of what it takes to nurture the students and make them succeed in the classical music world. To give the students the best possible environment in which to thrive and succeed, a brand new Steinway & Sons Grand piano has been added to the Conservatory last year and the management already has more goals of securing quality instruments for their students. The focus is put on enhancing the entire ecosystem in and around the institution. Conservatory offers music theory classes, chamber music programs, orchestras, master classes, competitions, public concerts, and cooperation with the local orchestras. Find out more here.
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
Jacob Reuven has been a full-time mandolin professor at the Academy since 2016. Many of his graduating bachelor and masters students have gone on to win International Mandolin Competitions. Additionally, some of the students have joined the Israeli Mandolin Soloists Ensemble.
His teaching approach is based, not around competition but around cooperation and dedication to the instrument and one another. Students don't only focus on practicing and performing but also about learning from each other, working together and giving back to the community. Find out more here.
Jacob Reuven teaches master-classes all over the world, spreading his expertise and furthering the level of classical mandolin playing. He represents the Israeli mandolin school which is predominantly classical and focused on playing the repertoire for solo violin on a mandolin. He has thought matserclasses around Europe, USA and Russia. Down below you can see the examples of the classes he offers.
Online tutorials are available on Jacob’s Youtube channel. Subscribe and be the first one to receive the new videos.