TRAILBLAZER: Using music and education to inspire social change and international peace-building W/Janielle Beh

Our monthly Trailblazer episodes are back and Rhiannon had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Janielle Beh for this month's episode!


After completing her schooling at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Janielle graduated from the Melbourne Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music in 2014, and then went on to complete her Master of Teaching (Music Education) at Monash University in 2017.  Since then, she has taken her passion for music and combined it with social change and peacebuilding initiatives all across the globe.


Janielle has run music workshops in Israel, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Rwanda, India and the United Arab Emirates, and was the Head of Piano at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music since 2018 into the period of the Taliban takeover in 2021.


Janielle chats to Rhiannon about:

  • transforming her creativity and passion for music into a global career path

  • how she is developing programs for social change and peacebuilding through music

  • her inspirations and motivations in her career

  • teaching music during the Taliban takeover in 2021

Check out more of Janielle's work and experiences on her website. 


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CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.