My name is Zainab Lax and I am born and raised in Germany.
I am multi-instrumentalist and musictherapist and my main Instrument is Harp. I have a western classical background but I have later on also been focussing on several eastern instruments like the Indian Sarod and the Iranian Tar.
Since 2006 I also play in an ethnic music band Culture Resonance
with my brother Sadretdin Lax and my sister Atiya Noreen Lax.
I decided to focus on transcultural musictherapy because I have a
multicultural background with roots in germany Turkey, India Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, which made me a flexible person with cultural empathy and the ability to easily adapt to other cultures.
Music has always given me identity and I want to share it with those having experienced rootlessness.
In 2017 I graduated as a music therapist at ArtEZ Conservatory in Enschede/ Netherlands.
During that study I have gained more knowledge about several music
therapy methods and had the chance to do my 9 month internship with music therapist Jaap Orth, who is working with traumatized refugees at the psychiatric hospital ProPersona in Wolfheze/Netherlands.
Foto: Duncan de Fey
2014-today Iranian Tar (Jan Pieter van der Giessen)
Volunteering as a music teacher at Abhaya waldorf school
Learning Turkish music and movement therapy tradition with
Dr. Rahmani Oruc Güvenc at Tümata in
Berlin and Yalova (Turkey)
Music therapy internship at psychiatric hospital LWL-Klinik
For people with depression, schizophrenia, social phobia and addiction
Music therapy at Schutte´s Bosschool for children with special needs
Music Therapy Advanced Internship at ProPersona psychiatric hospital for people with schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, traumatized refugees, addiction, forensic and mentally handicapped (Mentor:Jack Verburgt and Jaap Orth)
Own Project at Learn for Life School
Music as empowerment for underprivileged children
Music activity at Asylum seekers center
in Almelo (Netherlands)
Bachelor in Music therapy at ArtEZ conservatory
Transcultural Community-Music project with Refugees
Master Student at Center for World Music
Starting musictherapy Project with Connect by music
Community-Music Project "music of Hope" at Train of hope e.V.