Using the principles of Trauma Responsive Care, Community Music Therapy and Asset Based Community Development, we bring groups together through music to form lasting relationships.
Melodic Connections is a 501c3 community music therapy non-profit organization, with the largest staff of certified trauma responsive music therapists and music educators in the Cincinnati Region. We work with schools, social service agencies, the area’s leading arts partners and community organizations, using music to ignite and strengthen the relationships bonds unite us in community — whether that community is a classroom, neighborhood, workplace or healing group.
Melodic Connections was founded in 2008 by music therapist and special educator, Betsey Zenk Nuseibeh. After helping a student with autism who has perfect pitch and beautiful musical expression unlock his talent at the piano, Zenk Nuseibeh recognized the need for a studio to support musicians with a love for music who require alternative teaching methods and an understanding instructor trained to address individual special learning needs.
Since then, Melodic Connections has expanded to provide connection through music and community music making for thousands of individuals of all abilities, circumstances and backgrounds.
Today, we are focused on enriching lives by helping people realize their dreams and passions, and by creating valued roles where everyone can belong. We are committed to using our skills and community capital we have developed over our 10-year trajectory as an organization to help people be more fully connected to others, and to using the demonstrated power of music to build community.