Community Programs2019-05-14T13:41:53+00:00

Community Programs

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.

Check our Event Calendar or Facebook page for for dates and locations.

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. 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.

Common Time

Melodic Connections invites you to join us for Common Time – a different kind of music experience at our community music studio in Silverton. Is Common Time for you?

Music Connects us in ways that we don’t always understand.  Like us, you are curious about why this is so – maybe even fascinated by it. We don’t  know exactly HOW it connects, but we know that it does.

You can’t imagine your life without music.  It is part of  your past.  It is your companion in the present.  It lights your way forward.   Whether you play, sing or just listen, music never fails to connect you to something bigger than yourself.

Music is a journey, not a destination. We don’t have to be perfect in the execution to be true in our quest.  When we express ourselves with intentionality, we know we will arrive at a place that is better than before.

If  these things ring true for you,  join us at Common Time. In this hour (or so) we will share our unique gifts, make music, ask questions, and maybe leave a bit different than we were when we arrived. We will be guided by a musician who will share their style with us (blues, blue grass, maybe a little funk?) in a way that everyone can participate in the music making. Common Time is for students, parents, musicians and music lovers. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Join us at our community music studio at 6940 Plainfield Road for Common Time. At Common Time, you will receive a warm welcome and join a community of music lovers who also are inspired by the amazing things we can accomplish when we make music together.

Drum Circles for Team Building & Wellness

Melodic Connections provides unique opportunities that bring employees together for team building and wellness through music. We use drum circles to increase communication, relieve stress and build trust. A certified Music Therapist will conduct an initial meeting to determine goals, create a session tailored to your objectives, and provide a final report with insights specific to your group.

Plus, it’s different, energizing and fun! No drumming or music experience is needed. For more information about what you can expect and how employees will benefit, download our Team Building flyer then contact us with questions or to schedule an initial meeting. 

“This was a wonderful experience! I loved the numbers exercise in particular, in addition to just giving people the chance to play with instruments they don’t usually encounter. ” – Gyro Advertising Agency

Yoga with Live Music

Do you like your yoga peaceful in a park? Or with rock n’ roll and a pint? Either way, we’ve got you covered.

We are partnering local Yoga studios and breweries to bring you unique experiences. Some classes are free, others charge a ticket price with proceeds benefiting Melodic Connections.


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?