Music rehabilitation program for military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Soul Key program

1. Support a student Includes full tuition, musical instrument and support structure. 3,300 £ per year 2. Support the program for a new group 66,000 £ for one year






The Soul Key program offers music rehabilitation to military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through singing and musical instrument lessons. Research has shown that music therapy produces excellent results, improving social skills and emotional wellbeing. The program helps rehabilitate PTSD sufferers for whom conventional
therapies (psychology and medication) were not effective. The Conservatory seeks to expand the program by increasing the number of participants who are currently on a long waiting list. Whoever saves one life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world. The Sages


The Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, is a leading and well-recognized educational institution for music in Israel that attracts musicians and music lovers from across the country and around the world. In recent years the Conservatory has expanded its community engagement activities, particularly with communities in need. Out of a commitment to support those who were injured during their military service to the State of Israel, the Conservatory developed the rehabilitation program, Soul Key, with a professional mental health team and support from volunteers.


Soul Key is a music rehabilitation program that offers:1. Individual music lessons;
2. Playing in ensembles;
3. Group activities, including music workshops and masterclasses with renowned
Israeli musicians;
4. Music events at the Conservatory, including concerts to which participants are able
to invite friends or family members.

The veterans visit the conservatory frequently and see it as a home and a refuge.


Tens of military veterans with PTSD who face tremendous difficulties with basic daily functioning are on a program waiting list. This group experiences in the present trauma from their past, which manifests itself through flashbacks, nightmares, suspicion, disorientation, and difficulties with self-organization. Many sufferers avoid leaving home or being in unfamiliar surroundings. For them, traditional therapies like medication and psychological support are not successful. The Conservatory’s music rehabilitation program offers a new approach.


The annual program cost for 20 participants is 70,000 £. In order to expand the program and deepen its impact, the Tel Aviv Foundation and Israel Conservatory of Music seek additional funding.

1. Support a student
Includes full tuition, musical instrument, and support structure. 3,300 £ per year

2. Support the program for a new group 66,000 £ for one year


Founded in 1945, The Lin and Ted Arison Israel Music Conservatory is well known and appreciated in Israel and abroad as a leading school of music. The Conservatory is a non-profit institution recognized by the Ministry of Education. The Conservatory aims to provide outstanding and comprehensive musical education from initial to advanced stages. A highly qualified and trained team of teachers instructs more than 1000 children aged 3-18. We teach them to feel, love, and understand music; help them choose the right instrument, and
encourage them to dedicate time to practice and to wrestle with challenges. Each student is given a personal program to fit his/her capabilities and pace. Toddlers are offered an initial acquaintance with music by pre-instrument lessons. Students enjoy a comprehensive practical and theoretical program. They participate in ensembles, orchestras, choirs, and competitions and thus get the opportunity to perform in front of an audience.

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