Conference

 

Keynote Speaker for October 21, 2010
 
Toni Kellar, founder and director of Roots To Rhythm™, is a professional facilitator and teaching artist, providing rhythm-based development programs to conferences, workplaces, community groups, wellness agencies, schools, and private events. She specializes in interactive rhythm events that integrate the mind, body and spirit using rhythmic metaphors that enable a group to achieve success through the improvisational music making process.
 
She is a Drum Circle Music™ Practitioner, Trained HealthRhythms™ Facilitator,  Artsbridge Arts Education Program presenter, member of the Percussive Arts Society and the international Drum Circle Facilitators Guild, and has presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
 
Toni has been a percussionist and performer since her youth. She has studied frame drumming with renowned percussionists Layne Redmond, Randy Crafton, and Glen Velez, and has shared the stage with many artists including Glen Velez, Bob Bloom, Babatunde Olatunji, Alvin Carter, Layne Redmond, Jonathan Edwards, Bonnie Devlin, Christina Boiano, and Groove Project.
 
Keynote Speaker for October 22, 2010
 
David Kisor, composer, performer, and teacher lives and works in Covington, Kentucky.  Over the past twenty years he has written extensively for the classroom and the stage, including works for The Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati, The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati, The University of Cincinnati Preparatory Department and dozens of school residencies from preschool to high school.  He is presently the Music Specialist for Children, Inc.
 
One of his latest products are the Songs of Resilience, a four CD set featuring Songs of Attachment, Initiative and Self-Control.  The CDs come with a Teacher’s Manual and it has been distributed across the nation to help teachers promote resilience in young children.  A bi-lingual version will be out this fall.  He has performed these songs at the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Head Start Association. 
Mental Health in Early Childhood Conference 
 
October 20-22, 2010
Child Focus Training Center
551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45244
 
The Child Focus Training Center is seeking proposals for Power and Skill Builder Workshops.