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About Me

Nice to meet you!

I am Ira, a drummer and drum teacher from Tel Aviv, currently based in Philadelphia, PA. Since 2013 I've been teaching students of all ages and levels. In recent years, my path in music has led me to collaborate with a diverse array of talented artists such as Maor Cohen, Liraz Charhi, Boom Pam, Ouzo Bazooka, Monti Fiori and others.


In our lessons we will deal with the development of a healthy and precise technique, while maintaining an economic, stable and balanced movement. We will establish a deep and comprehensive rhythmic perception by reading notes and listening to different pieces according to your musical taste.

A little more about me

I was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and began playing drums at the age of 10. I went to Aleph High School of Arts where I graduated from the Jazz Department. My older brother is Assa Raviv, a film and commercial composer, and my younger brother is Ilay Raviv (aka Tzukush), a producer and a rapper. During my studies in high school, I joined Cheap Karaoke Club, an experimental-rock band that was mainly active in Tel Aviv, led by musician Itamar Fintzi. The band recorded one album and disbanded after several years. Concurrently, I was called to record the debut album of singer-songwriter Ori Mark, produced by Uri Brauner Kinrot. The album received positive reviews and produced several successful singles. In mid-2009, along with my older brother and Fintzi, we founded Monti Fiori, a unique band that wrote and performed songs in Italian. The band released one album, "Allegro". At the end of 2014, the band had also released several singles in Hebrew. During 2010, I started taking drum lessons with Doron Giat, who helped me to achieve my professional aspirations on the instrument. Later on, I began teaching at Giat's school and worked there for two years. In late 2012, I joined Uri Kinrot’s new project - Ouzo Bazooka. The music combined psychedelic rock with Mediterranean influences. The band was praised for its' well-crafted sound, blending different styles and influences, and was described as one of the best live bands in the country. I played on the band's second and thirs albums, which received enthusiastic reviews. Following the album's releases, the band embarked on extensive tours across Europe, Israel, Turkey and India, performing at festivals such as The Great Escape in England and Sziget in Hungary. In parallel to my work with Ouzo Bazooka, I had also played with Boom Pam, a veteran Balkan surf-rock band led by Kinrot. Between 2014 and 2019, I recorded several singles and a couple of full lengh albums with the band. I was lucky to participate in the unique collaborations of the band with Japanese Shibuya-Kei singer Mayumi Kojima, with whom we recorded an album and toured Japan, and later with Turkish protest singer Selda Bağcan, with whom we performed at various festivals such as Primavera, Bad Bonn Kilbi, WOMAD, the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, and many others. In September 2016, I was sponsored by the Turkish cymbal company Bosphorus Cymbals. From late 2018 to 2021, I played with actress and singer Liraz Charhi, with whom I performed at festivals such as the Roskilde Festival and the Istanbul International Jazz Festival. I also had the privilege record drums on her album Zan, released in 2020. In the spring of 2021, I began playing with The White Screen in their renewed lineup and recorded several songs for their upcoming album. That year I also began working with influential Israeli rock figure, Maor Cohen. I accompanied him on numerous dates as part of his "Stand-Rock" and "Turbo" tours between 2021-2023, and recorded drum parts for his upcoming release.

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