Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC
Music Therapy Consultant
Christine Stevens is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and music therapist. Holding masters degrees in both social work and music therapy, Christine inspires people all over the world with her message of musical empowerment for mind-body wellness.
Christine was a member of the leading research team, led by Barry Bittman, MD, whose work on reducing employee burnout with group drumming was published in the journal Advances in Mind-Body Medicine. Christine serves on the editorial board of Explore: The Journal of Science & Healing.
With over 20 years of experience developing drumming programs, she has worked with Columbine High School, Ground Zero, and survivors of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Christine has developed teambuilding programs for major corporations, including DuPont, The Department of Defense, and Verizon.
Christine is the author of The Healing Drum Kit, The Art and Heart of Drum Circles, and two critically acclaimed CDs. A contributing author for Yogi Times Magazine and columnist for Health World Online, Christine writes about the power of music as a wellness strategy for holistic health.
Christine serves as a consultant to Remo, the world’s leading drumhead company and manufacturer of sustainable drum shells from recycled materials. She co-authored the HealthRHYTHMS Facilitation Training program and trains people to facilitate HealthRHYTHMS® group drumming protocol throughout United States and Japan. A pioneer in the music and wellness movement, Christine also serves as a consultant to the Mind-Body Wellness Center and the Wellness Committee of the Percussive Arts Society. She serves on the board of Explore: A Journal of Science and Healing, edited by Larry Dossey, MD and is an advisory member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild.
Through her company, UpBeat Drum Circles, Christine offers health & wellness seminars, corporate team building, diversity training, and conference events. Her extensive travel itinerary has included Hong Kong, China, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, and Western Europe.
Televised media credits include: CBS This Morning, NBC’s The Other Half, KABC–Los Angeles, KTLA – Los Angeles, Tournament of Roses Parade, London Tonight, Living Better TV, Discovery Health, & Hong Kong News.
Print media featuring Christine’s work include: Fitness Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Body & Soul, Fast Company, First for Women Magazine, The Oriental News, New Age Retailer Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, US News & World Report, Yogi Times, Natural Beauty and Health.
AMTA, NASW, Editorial Board of Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, Advisor: DCFG, Advisor: Japan Drum Circle Facilitator Association(DCFA), Trainer: REMO HealthRHYTHMS, Wellness Committee of Percussive Arts Society
Web site: www.ubdrumcircles.com