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Melodic Connections

Community Building

Melodic Connections is redefining community spaces, using music as a tool for inclusion.  We are creating valued social roles for the drummers, guitarists, keyboard players and vocalists who develop their craft at our community music studio, and then use their talents to co-create with others.  Making music within our Silverton studio has a profound, positive impact on the Melodic Connections musicians, and that impact only grows as we move beyond the walls of our building to make a bigger impact everywhere that music happens. To quote Maxine Greene – an educational philosopher, author, activist and teacher – we need to see each person in our community as an “indescribable human.” Through the facilitation of music experiences we will help people see the “indescribable humanness” in each other and move toward inclusive communities that are change agents for the city.

The Percussion Effect

In The Percussion Effect, students at Melodic Connections community music studio are training with board certified music therapists to become drum circle leaders.  A dedicated group of music therapists and Melodic Connections Conservatory students meets every Friday to develop their drumming and leadership skills.

Here are some of the opportunities we are creating for  Percussion Effect students to take on leadership positions  in the community:

Joslin takes part in a drum circle at Melodic Connections,

  • Yoga with live drumming at Melodic Connections
  • Drumming at area yoga studios such as Athleta in Kenwood
  • Ballet Moves classes at The Cincinnati Ballet
  • Area library programs
  • ArtsWave campaign events
  • School STEAM programs
  • Private community and corporate events

Can we bring drumming to you? Contact us.

Beers & Beats

Melodic Connections invites you to Beers & Beats, a monthly chance to join a community drum circle and drink beer with other young professionals. All instruments are provided and no previous drumming experience is required. Community drumming has been shown to reduce the experiences of anxiety, depression and loneliness, so help beat the winter blues with music! Event is free; beer is on your own tab.

Check our Facebook page for dates and locations. We typically hold Beers & Beats at one of Cincinnati’s great breweries.

Beers & Beats is supported by the generosity of the thousands of young professional contributors to the ArtsWave Campaign and by the Ohio Arts Council.


Drum Yoga

Join us at our studio for yoga with live drumming. Yoga is lead by certified yoga instructor Dan Rupe with music provided by Melodic Connections musicians. Check our Facebook page for dates and times. $5 suggested donation, bring your own mat. Drum Yoga is held at our community music studio located at 6940 Plainfield Road in Silverton.



Drums Alive!

Get your sweat on with the music-based fitness program Drums Alive! Drums Alive is a drumming workout class featuring fitness balls as drums.

Who knew getting in your steps could be so much fun? Stop on by, no sign ups. Bring $1 to play and don’t forget your workout gear.

Part of our #Dallarjam series, your $1 donation supports the work of Melodic Connections in the community. Come with a dollar and leave feeling awesome!

Mondays at 5:30 pm at our community music studio located at 6940 Plainfield Road in Silverton.


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