Orchestral training is a very important part of the education that Barenboim-Said Foundation offers. It gives students the possibility to experience the joy of music making together, and it trains students to read music faster and develop their hearing. Barenboim-Said Foundation Ramallah has two orchestras that work on weekly basis. The beginner orchestra is for students in second through fourth grade and the advanced orchestra is for students from fourth grade onwards. The orchestra rehearsals are part of the curriculum. The students rehearse all together and divided in sectional rehearsals. The orchestras prepare every semester a program that will be finalised with a guest conductor in a workshop that culminates in concerts.