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MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS

Put a guitar and proven music therapy interventions in a

teacher’s hands and watch the magic happen!

More than 130 public school students are receiving music therapy interventions in 16 special education classrooms.

62% of students interacted with a group of peers

65% of students displayed an improvement responding to a greeting

73% of students showed improvement taking turns

83% invited a peer to join an activity

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AFTERNOON/EVENING CLASSES

At Melodic Connections, everyone gets to perform like a rock star.

More than 70 special learners are receiving music-therapy informed
classes in voice, guitar, keyboard and drums.

100% of participants reported improved self confidence

79% improved communication skills

64% improved fine motor skills

82% demonstrated improved direction following

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CONCERT PERFORMANCES

Our musicians live rich and exciting lives

in Cincinnati’s vibrant arts community.

21 Concert performances in 2014

Thousands of new audience members reached

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SUMMER SOCIAL SKILLS CAMP

Summer is a time to maintain important social skills

by making music together.

More than 40 students get a one-week camp experience full of music,
fun and socialization.

60% of students increased communication skills

48% of students increased showed behavioral improvement

51% of students increased their social skills

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ADULT CONSERVATORY PROGRAM

Melodic Connections is home to a powerful

community of performing musicians.

Sixty musicians participate in our adult day program

30% of students have formal goals regarding guitar and voice

18% of students have formal goals regarding drums and keyboard

88% of students have a goal addressing their social relationships

30% of studio musicians regularly perform in public concerts

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH
MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Melodic Connections provides music therapy services to individuals in Greater Cincinnati through five programs, fulfilling our mission of empowering special learners through low or no cost music therapy-based instruction. We believe Music Therapy is a powerful tool that should be within everyone’s reach.

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