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WAR DIVIDES, MUSIC CONNECTS
Using music to bridge divides, connect communities,
and heal the wounds of war and conflict.
Pablo Mendez Granadino
USA/El Salvador
One of the most valuable parts of my experience in the Netherlands with Musicians without Borders is being able to reflect on the work I have done with Armonia Cuscatleca in El Salvador. It is very inspiring and necessary to meet other community music leaders from around the globe with common aspirations and goals.
Verena Lourenço
South Africa
The MwB ToT 2015 introduced me to a network of inspiring people, giving me the opportunity to learn from people who spend their lives using music to improve the lives of others.
Raymond Considine
Ireland
The MwB Training of Trainers week provided 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, enjoyable and personable manner by experienced MwB trainers.
Jungin Hwang
Korea
What an incredible experience! The workshop has, to say the least, 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.
Christa M. Tinari
Founder, Peace Praxis, USA
The Musicians without Borders Training was an inspiring, energizing, affirming, and transformational experience! As a singer and experienced peace educator, I am now better equipped to facilitate community music workshops that can foster empathy, movement, emotional expression, communication and cooperation between participants of all ages and backgrounds.
Mirjam Hendriksen
The Netherlands
During the ToT I was deeply moved and touched by the life’s mission of Musicians without Borders as peace builders and social changers. Their community music projects really make a difference on a global level.
Valerie Whitworth
Together One Voice Choir, Northern Ireland
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.
Sarah Nichols
Music Teacher & Artistic Director, Modern Troubadours, Barcelona
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.
Jude Winwood
Creative Director, BeatFeet – Rhythm for Life, United Kingdom
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.
Brian Wittman
Founder & Director, Maui Xaphoon International
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!
Cindy Dymond
Conflict Resolution Specialist, Canada
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.
Carina Dengler
Germany
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!
Sylvia Mannaerts
The Netherlands
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!
Isabel Emerson
Open Strings Music, UK
I love that this project and your fantastic work attracted so many like-minded professionals from across the globe to share and create together.
Amanda Koser Gillespie
Second Line NI, Northern Ireland
'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.
Gretha Tuls
The Netherlands
It was very empowering to be surrounded by trainers and fellow participants who all share the love for music and have a passion for social change. I have been challenged to use my creativity much more intensively than I get to do in my day -to -day life and it has given me a lot of ideas on how to develop my professional life as a classical musician in a much broader social context.
Maryana Golovchenko
Ukraine/The Netherlands
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.
Nicoline Snaas
The Netherlands
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.
Vita Glinskyte
Lithuania
I already had high expectations for the course before starting it and after the course my expectations were not only fulfilled, but even exceeded. The entire context of the course was highly professional, innovative and providing new insight and knowledge.
Janneke Daalderop
The Netherlands
Musicians without Borders
take no orders
from violent forces.

They allow:
confusion, inclusion , and
conclusion to exist,
For which a safe space is set
and cared for with respect.
Verena Lourenço
South Africa
The MwB ToT 2015 introduced me to a network of inspiring people, giving me the opportunity to learn from people who spend their lives using music to improve the lives of others.
Jungin Hwang
Korea
What an incredible experience! The workshop has, to say the least, 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.
Mirjam Hendriksen
The Netherlands
During the ToT I was deeply moved and touched by the life’s mission of Musicians without Borders as peace builders and social changers. Their community music projects really make a difference on a global level.
Sarah Nichols
Music Teacher & Artistic Director, Modern Troubadours, Barcelona
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.
Brian Wittman
Founder & Director, Maui Xaphoon International
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!
Carina Dengler
Germany
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!
Isabel Emerson
Open Strings Music, UK
I love that this project and your fantastic work attracted so many like-minded professionals from across the globe to share and create together.
Gretha Tuls
The Netherlands
It was very empowering to be surrounded by trainers and fellow participants who all share the love for music and have a passion for social change. I have been challenged to use my creativity much more intensively than I get to do in my day -to -day life and it has given me a lot of ideas on how to develop my professional life as a classical musician in a much broader social context.
Nicoline Snaas
The Netherlands
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.
Janneke Daalderop
The Netherlands
Musicians without Borders
take no orders
from violent forces.

They allow:
confusion, inclusion , and
conclusion to exist,
For which a safe space is set
and cared for with respect.