Just like most kids, Tali began playing the recorder in 2nd grade. Unlike most, she never stopped. A student of Bracha Kol, who quickly spotted her passion and talent for the instrument, Tali has been professionally trained in classical music. She studied in prestigious music institutions in Israel (Thelma-Yellin, Rimon School, The Bachmann-Mehta School of Music) and received scholarships and prizes (America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships 1994-2006, 2nd prize at the International Recorder Festival Contest in Utrecht, Gilad Shein Memorial Scholarship). Driven by an attraction and curiosity for Jazz and contemporary music, Tali decided to audition for Berklee College of Music, Boston. She received a full tuition scholarship, and became the first recorder player to ever study at Berklee. Tali was later chosen to represent Berklee at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., and upon graduation, received the W.S. Kenney award for outstanding achievement.