The sessions helped me develop and adapt my professional skills in musical leadership while also offering profound insights on the connection between trauma, the power of music, how to regain confidence, intrinsic value, and self-efficiency.
The ToT made me a richer human being. Meeting the trainers and participants was inspiring, motivating and taught me a lot about nonviolence, respect, and creativity. I can’t wait to actively use these skills to contribute to community music workshops and spread the wonderful ideas/principles of Musicians Without Borders.
My participation in the ToT allowed me to gain the knowledge and confidence needed to use music as a tool for nonviolence and healing. Being in the early stages of my career, it was extremely encouraging to see that a full-time profession in this truly meaningful nature of work can be a reality.
The ToT week provided me with one of the richest & most powerful learning experiences of my musical career. The quality of the workshop content was outstanding, covering a wide spectrum of relevant subject matter and delivered in an engaging and enjoyable manner by experienced trainers.
What an incredible experience! The workshop expanded my understanding of what it means to be creative. Thank you for helping me see music ABSOLUTELY can inspire and multiply ethical responsibility in community.
Thank you so much for the brilliant Training of Trainers week. I have come home feeling inspired, and energised, full of enthusiasm and ideas for new possibilities.
This has been an intensely uplifting experience. I admire and appreciate so much the effort, dedication and passion that the team put into the course.
The unique opportunity to spend time training intensively with MwB has hugely enriched my knowledge and experience of workshop facilitation. A group of talented and creative people working in the field were selected to come together to exchange tried and tested methods of bringing communities and people together through music. I am so pleased to have been a part of this special gift.
From my experience, every aspect (mission – content – people – continuity) of the first “Training of Trainers” in July 2015 with Musicians Without Borders was absolutely wonderful!
The training from Musicians Without Borders was generous, informative, inspiring, creative and intensive. The material was thoroughly and thoughtfully prepared to give meaningful content at many levels so that everyone could benefit, no matter what kind of work they do.
Attending the Training of Trainers was the best decision I could have made! A week full of inspiration, sharing, learning, growing, exploring and music. The philosophy, integrity and authenticity of Musicians without Borders was present in every workshop and every conversation I had. I'm very thankful for this rich experience and for meeting such wonderful and amazing people from all over the world!
In this training I discovered much about myself as a music workshop leader and as a trainer, learned to consider the possibilities and impact of musical interaction on a new level, and explored all that with fellow trainees. The training and the connectivity with similar-minded musicians was 'food for the soul' as music should be, and I am filled with gratitude for this experience!
I love that this project and your fantastic work attracted so many like-minded professionals from across the globe to share and create together.
'My experience with the Musicians Without Borders ‘Training of Trainers’ project that took place in July 2015 was remarkable. For one week, 28 people from around the globe were given the opportunity to deeply explore the positive outcomes that music-making, active listening and creative dialogue have to offer. I feel that both my personal and professional life has been greatly enhanced through this opportunity.
Thank you, Musicians Without Borders for the great opportunity to be part of the Training of Trainers. For me it was a week full of valuable, practical information and experiences as well as an amazing network of people from all over the world sharing similar values, visions and fields of work, joining forces and knowledge for building a better future through the power of music.
Two weeks after this training, I am still walking on air. It was an unexpected surprise, this training. So many new games, pedagogical new insights about teaching non verbally.