Mary Knysh

Interview topic:

Tapping into Your Creative Genius Through the Transformative Power of Music Improvisation

“I’ve always been a ‘yes and’ person.. it came easier for me and when I stand in front of a group of corporate engineers that somebody thought it would be a great idea to do a drum circle and movement, they weren’t in it! like WHAT?!? A$&(#*???  I have to remember that what’s comfortable to me is likely not comfortable at all to them and I’m asking them to do something that’s very brave and very scary.”


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I am inviting you to register for a FREE participatory online Music Circle webinar, titled Fill Your Home With Music, scheduled for this Saturday, April 11th, at 1pm Eastern Time. 

As we all seek to discover a new way of reaching out during these unique times, we will connect online, and explore ways to create music in the moment. I am honored to be part of an international team of Music for People staff who will be presenting this unique webinar. I will be joined by two amazing Music for People teachers; Clíodhna Ní Aodáin (Ireland/Switzerland) and Irene Feher (Quebec, CA). I hope you will join the three of us while we Fill Your Home With Music.

You will also receive a PDF download of many activities that I spoke about in my interview, plus some of the fundamental Music for People philosophies that have changed my life over the past 30 years. I am also including a slide presentation with video links to several of the activities as well


Mary E Knysh is the founder of Rhythmic Connections, ( ) an innovative company advancing education, health, and creative development through drum circles and music improvisation. Mary is a cutting edge workshop facilitator, 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 international teaching artist. She is endorsed by Rhythm Band Instruments and Remo corporations. Mary travels throughout the United States, Europe and Asia offering drum circle facilitator trainings, performances, and workshops.