Inspirational professional development session with Mary Knysh held for Texas teachers in September.

Teachers from around the state of Texas joined Mary Knysh in  " A Joyful Synthesis of Rhythm, Melody, Harmony and World Music!"   During this engaging six hour professional development session, inspiring creations were made using drums, orff instruments, bells, Boomwhackers and voices. Everyone left with a renewed joy of making and teaching music and additional research regarding brain development and the need for more music in every classroom.  Click here to see the notes from this session.  Thanks to Lone Star Percussion for hosting the event and Remo drums for joining us in sponsoring.  We look forward to bringing more of these professional development sessions to communities across the nation in the future.  Look for her sessions at AOSA in November and TMEA in February!



Mary E. Knysh, founder of Rhythmic Connections, an innovative company advancing education, health, and creative development through drum circles and music improvisation.  She’s a workshop facilitator and trainer; creativity, leadership and communications consultant and coach; professional musician; recording artist and author. In addition to AOSA and TMEA, you will find her presenting at conferences throughout the United States, Central Europe, Australia and Asia. An international teacher/trainer with the Music for People organization, she’s also an Orff Schulwerk clinician and teaching artist for the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Young Audiences of NJ, and New York BOCES.