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.

In my projects I have cooporated with Connecting Hands, Stichting Vrolijkheid, Musicians without Borders and Landesmusikakademie NRW.

 

Foto: Duncan de Fey

1999-today Harp

1999-2011 Recorder

2006-today Guitar

2011-today Indian Sarod (Anshuman Maharaj, Daud Khan Sadozai)

2014-today Iranian Tar (Jan Pieter van der Giessen)

2013-today Vocal

2012-today Piano

2013-2014 Percussion/Drums

2011-2012

Volunteering as a music teacher at Abhaya waldorf school

Hyderabad (India)

2012

2012

Learning Turkish music and movement therapy tradition with

Dr. Rahmani Oruc Güvenc at Tümata in

Berlin and Yalova (Turkey)

2014

Music therapy internship at psychiatric hospital LWL-Klinik

For people with depression, schizophrenia, social phobia and addiction

Münster (Germany)

2015

Music therapy at Schutte´s Bosschool for children with special needs

Enschede (Netherlands)

2015-2016

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)

Wolfheze (Netherlands)

2016

Own Project at Learn for Life School

Music as empowerment for underprivileged children

Varanasi (India)

2017

Music activity at Asylum seekers center

Stichting Vrolijkheid

in Almelo (Netherlands)

2017

Bachelor in Music therapy at ArtEZ conservatory

Enschede (NL)

2017

Transcultural Community-Music project with Refugees

Kultur3Eck-Bi Ost

Bielefeld (Germany)

2017

Master Student at Center for World Music

Hildesheim (Germany)

2018

Starting musictherapy Project with Connect by music

Lesbos (Greece)

2018

Community-Music Project "music of Hope" at Train of hope e.V.

Dortmund (Germany)

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