"Music can bring us together or be a comforting companion in a quiet moment. The power of music is vast. The field of music therapy taps into that power to support the lives of those with special needs. Remo has a constant and growing presence in the fi"
"Remo has a constant and growing presence in the field of music therapy. Remo listens to the factors impacting group drumming in therapeutic settings and develops drums that meet the needs of music therapy clients. From "feet" on Tubano drums to developing the NSL (Not-So-Loud) series, Remo not only drums. . Remo listens!"
Kathy Quain, MME, MT-BC, is a masters level music therapist, drum circle facilitator, musician, teaching artist and educator. She completed a Masters in Music Therapy at the University of Kansas and holds a Bachelor's of Music from Northwestern University. She has also completed the Orff-Schulwerk III music education training to inform her passion of structuring creativity and improvisation for children and people of all ages. A spokeswoman for the power of drumming, her work has been featured on PBS, at conferences worldwide and in various publications.
Her business Music for Therapy serves youth with autism, elders with dementia and a spectrum of other needs throughout the greater Bay Area. As founder of Pacific Drum Circles, Kathy spreads the message of empowerment, community and wellness through interactive rhythm events. For more than ten years, Kathy Quain has provided drum circles in a variety of settings including Beringer Vineyards, Juvenile Hall, Kaiser Permanente, Seattle's Folklife Festival, UC Berkeley Center for Public Health, Alameda County Office of Education, Oakland Unified School District, American Music Therapy Association, Marin's Relay for Life, East Bay Regional Park District, Remo Recreational Music Center and Seattle's Bumpershoot Festival. In the San Francisco Bay Area, she hosts regular HealthRHYTHMS drum circles at Kaiser Permanente.
Kathy is pleased to be associated with Remo Inc. as an endorsed drum circle facilitator and endorsed HealthRHYTHMS facilitator.