Mary E Knysh is the founder of Rhythmic Connections, (www.rhythmicconnections.com) an innovative company advancing education, health, and creative development through drum circles and music improvisation. Mary is a cutting-edge workshop facilitator with a specialty in education, trainer and consultant who uses music as a means for personal and organizational transformation through creativity, leadership and non‐verbal communications. She is a professional musician, recording artist and international author. An international teacher/trainer with the Music for People organization, Mary is also an Orff Schulwerk clinician and teaching artist for the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Young Audiences of NJ, and New York BOCES. She is endorsed by Rhythm Band Instruments and Toca drum company. Mary travels throughout the United States, Europe and Asia offering conference presentations, clinics, teacher-trainings, performances and workshops.
Published works and training materials available through www.rhythmicconnections.com : Innovative Drum Circles ~ facilitator training guide to melodic drum circles, 1 2 Let'ís All Play ~ music & movement for young children, BoomDoPa ~ Ethnic Inspired Music Activities for Classrooms, Rhythms All Around CD & Activity Guide for Young Children, Drumming & Storytelling DVD, A Day in the Forest CD & Activity book, Drum Circles in Education: Japanese Guide to Drum Circles in Schools along with her STEAM based Tubano to Go drum making kits.
"Music improvisation is human process in sound. I believe that making music in this way promotes unlimited human potential and joy!"