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Training for musicians

The Fondation EME regularly offers training and lectures to their musicians in order to strengthen the EME community and to keep up to date on all musical methods.


  • All participants

"Musique et Handicap" & "Musique et démence"


Module 1 "Music and Disability", by Martine Wallenborn

Music is able to move and capture the whole human being. For people with intellectual disabilities in particular, music can open up and create living spaces in which joy, security, and interpersonal communication can be expressed; where words cannot, or no longer can, be expressed.

The training aims to highlight the possibilities and conditions for creating musical living spaces in the daily, (musico)educational and therapeutic context. The aim is to encourage the conscious integration of voice, music and silence in the daily care of people with disabilities.

Module 2 "Music and Dementia", by Martine Wallenborn

This inspiring course presents the multiple effects of music on people with dementia. After a review of the theoretical part, we will exchange on suitable methods and techniques. One will discover how music can enhance the identity and quality of life of people with dementia.

Module 3 Exchange on topics, questions that musicians encounter in their daily life

Martine Wallenborn:

Martine Wallenborn has more than 20 years of experience as a music therapist, but also as director of the inclusive orchestra Taka Tuka. She has also developed projects and adapted concepts (Fluppdifipps, Schwuppdiwupp…) Finally, she has been working for more than ten years in the field of further education and coaching.

"Körperpräsenz und Auftrittskompetenz für Musiker.innen"


Making music on stage is a highly complex matter!

In addition to virtuosity, musicality and playing technique, it also requires a confident and authentic appearance as well as conscious contact with the audience. A distinct perception of the body helps to master the balancing act between performance and artistic expression.

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"Der selbst-bestimmte Einsatz meiner Stimme"


Voice creates mood, voice shows mood and moods determine the voice.

Our voice is subject to various interactions: posture, breathing, being in tune and reacting to the environment and situation. Using one's own voice skillfully in challenging situations can lead to better interactions during concerts and projects and gives the musicians self-confidence.  We can use the voice creatively to lead our counterparts into certain moods.

The connections between voice and effect are explained in part 1, and in part 2 practical exercises on breathing, speaking and voice are being proposed and asked to participate in.

"Why Music" & "How to connect with music"


Preparatory training for all new musicians of the Fondation EME.

The exchanges with Martine Wallenborn will help the musicians to better understand our mission, audience and vision and will help them prepare their repertoire.

Module 1: "Why music?"

The general effects of music on body, mind and soul will be presented. Special attention will be given to specific needs and effects, indications and possible contraindications for people with mental impairments, people with dementia disease and people in palliative care (30 minutes).
-15 minutes of questions/answers and friendly exchange.

Module 2: "How to connect with music?"

Analysing and building a musical and interactive contact with a specific audience. Among other things, we will see how facial expressions, gestures and voice can be used in a targeted way to involve the audience with its specific needs and characteristics in the musical event. In this context, we will look at the role of the accompanying staff and see how we can involve carers and educators in a more targeted way.

(Lecture, questions-answers, friendly exchange of experiences)