Melodic Connections

Connecting all abilities through music

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As part of Ken Anderson Alliance’s ENGAGE program, Melodic Connections provides connection through music and community music making for individuals of all abilities, circumstances and backgrounds. Our goal is to connect people using the demonstrated power of music to build community.

Art and Music For Special Needs Adults

Founded in 2008 by music therapist and special educator, Betsey Zenk Nuseibeh, Melodic Connections now offers art and music for special needs adults through our day services on weekdays.

Our music conservatory provides skill building, optional performing opportunities and master classes.

Interested in making music with us? Email emily@kenandersonalliance.org for more information.

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The Melodic Connections family includes these talented musicians:

Nathan Lewis

Nathan Lewis

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Nathan Lewis now lives in Cincinnati with his wife and two daughters. Involved in theater at a young age, Nathan has been a professional musician since his teens. He has toured regionally and nationally with various groups and currently plays guitar with the Cincinnati band, Ernie Johnson From Detroit.

Nathan brings his music production and engineering skills to Melodic Connections, contributing to programs including Conservatory, Lunchtime Live and our podcast, Hero Radio.

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis grew up singing three-part harmonies in her kitchen. From an early age, she was surrounded by eclectic music in almost every aspect of life.

With her deep appreciation for musical experiences, she was drawn to help others experience music as well.

Justin Todhunter

Justin Todhunter

Justin Todhunter has been an award-winning multi-instrumentalist with the band Jake Speed and the Freddies for more than 20 years. He has performed all over the region and on the legendary radio show “A Prairie Home Companion.”

In addition to performing, he teaches guitar and mandolin. His passion for helping others brought him to Melodic Connections.

Jordan Toney

Jordan Toney

After growing up in Cincinnati, Jordan Toney earned a degree in music therapy from Ohio University. She worked as a music therapist in Florida and California before returning to Cincinnati and joining Melodic Connections.

Her favorite instruments to play are guitar, drums, bass and occasionally tuba. She also enjoys hiking, backpacking and rock climbing.

Join the Fun

Interested in making music with us? Email Emily for more information.

emily@kenandersonalliance.org