Idea

Musaik was founded in Dresden in September 2017 on the initiative of two music educators: Luise Börner and Deborah Oehler.

The social music project opens up new perspectives for children and young people from different social classes and cultural backgrounds, enables them to receive musical training and promotes social integration and cultural participation.


Children and young people receive free group music lessons three times a week.

Through group lessons and ensemble playing, Musaik promotes values and skills such as tolerance, responsibility and communication as well as creative processes, self-confidence, patience and perseverance. Musaik uses music as a medium to help shape social change.


Based on the successful El Sistema model (Venezuela), Musaik uses musical training in the orchestra as a tool for social change.

Musaik offers children from poverty-stricken and socially disadvantaged backgrounds a chance to participate in culture. The intensive musical work three times a week after school creates a feeling of belonging and community. Through regular public appearances and workshops in the Prohlis district, this feeling is also carried into the social space - to the parents and residents of the district. In this way, Musaik creates equal opportunities, strengthens togetherness and changes the society.