Our musicians range is age from 5 to 85. Read about how music is changing the lives of some very special people.
Amy: Leaning in With Drums Alive
To “lean in” means to be assertive, to move toward leading, rather than following. Amy is using her music talent and strong sense of rhythm to lean into leadership at Melodic Connections. She quickly went from camper, to student, to facilitator […]
What is “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 […]
Music is a Window into Mark’s World
Mark’s story at Melodic Connections began four years ago. His mom hoped music classes would help him find a social group and connect with friends. Mark signed up for keyboard and guitar class, and began exploring music. Then something amazing […]
Joslin: Peacemaker, drummer, teacher, leader.
Music is helping our students develop their strengths and abilities, and define meaningful roles for themselves within their families, at our studio, and in the community. Joslin is a student at Melodic Connections conservatory, where she has found her place […]
The Magic of Music and Books
The students in the pre-kindergarten class at Holy Spirit school in Newport file into the classroom from the hallway, and immediately form a semi-circle on the rug, waiting expectantly for what they know is coming next. Many have been asking […]
Andy Rocks Middle School!
Ask anyone who has ever been an eighth grader — middle school is tough! Andy has conquered middle school at Clark Montessori, and music played a huge role in that. Andy started music lessons at Melodic Connections in early elementary […]
Music Continues to Transform Classrooms
The K-3 special education classroom at Dater Montessori is led by Ann Ward, an intervention specialist with 17 years in the classroom. At Dater Montessori, an elementary school in the Cincinnati Public school system, 99% of the students are economically […]
Quincy Pursues His Dreams
Melodic Connections is a community music studio that is home to students of all abilities. Here, students develop existing talents, challenge themselves to learn something completely new and spend time with others who share their interests and passions. Some individuals, like Quincy, […]
Music Builds a Bridge Between Brothers
Keshav is a kindergartner in Melodic Connections’ music in the schools program. When his mom describes him, she mentions his lovely expressive eyes and his happy and affectionate nature. Keshav is non-verbal and has behavior and sensory issues that are typical of children […]
Ashley Finds Her Voice in our Podcast Project
At Melodic Connections, our goal is to create an environment that prepares our students for their communities and communities for our students. We use music — and all the ways music connects us in community — to accomplish this. When […]