dana herz

Where’s her jam?: In-home lessons

Implements of the jam: Piano, Voice

What’s her jam?: Classical, pop

Ed-jam-ucation: Born in Jerusalem to a family of musicians, Dana began her musical studies at the age of eight with the flute, and gradually gravitated towards singing, playing piano, and songwriting. She found her creative home in different musical styles, primarily combining Jazz, R&B and folkloric styles Middle Eastern music. 

After graduating from high school at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Dana received a scholarship to study in The Excellent Musician Program at The Center for Jazz Studies under The Israeli Conservatory, where she began her Academic education. She received a full scholarship to continue her Jazz studies at The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, where she received her BFA Degree in Jazz Performance Magna Cum Laude.

Jams of note: Within various frameworks and projects, Dana has shared the stage with prominent musicians such as Chick Corea, Bobby Mcferrin, Nicky Jam, Prince Royce, Avishai Cohen (Bassist), Yaron Gershovsky, Sheila Jordan, among many others. 

In 2017, Dana worked as a backing vocalist and keyboardist with International Superstar Shakira, performing for her album release shows, as well as recording backing vocal tracks that were used for Shakira’s El Dorado World Tour. 

Dana is currently leading her own band and is in the midst of recording her debut album. She has performed in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in Europe, Israel, and the US, such as WOMAD Festival UK, The Troubador London, The Red Sea Jazz Festival, The Yellow Submarine, Levontin 7, Barbi in Tel Aviv, Le Poisson Rouge NYC, Club Bonafide, Rockwood Music Hall, Lyric Theatre in NYC, The Hamilton in Washington DC, Harvard University, Yale University and the Sunset Sunside in Paris. 

Dana’s goal is to make singing and playing the piano enjoyable, helping her students to express themselves freely through an understanding of technique and musicality, while building confidence as they develop their instrument. Dana has an extensive experience teaching children and adults of all ages, levels, and musical backgrounds. Dana takes the time to explore my student’s interests to find ways to spark a deep desire to excel in music and life.

Dana performing with Bobby McFerrin!