When Kyle starts high school this fall, he will be known as the freshman who has a professional music video, has been featured on WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition, bravely auditioned for America’s Got Talent, and sang the national anthem at Great American Ballpark for a Reds Game over the summer (Listeners can hear him July 20, 2018.) 

Kyle won’t be first identified as a teenager who has autism, because together with the music therapists and instructors at Melodic Connections, Kyle has written a different story!

Kyle’s parents reached out to Melodic Connections four years ago, looking for a partner to help develop his obvious singing talents, and he began voice lessons with instructor James Stephenson.. 

The voice lessons led him to performing in community concerts, where he gained music skills and confidence in his abilities. In the summer of 2016, 

Kyle realized his dream of recording a professional music video, which has received 9,000 views on YouTube.

Melodic Connections uses music as a tool for change in the lives of people and the communities they are a part of.  More than 900 individuals are supported through Melodic Connections music therapy-based services.


Video produced by Everybody is a Star Foundation:

Listen to Kyle on WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition:

Melodic Connections

Melodic Connections has helped people of all abilities succeed through music since 2008. When you give to Melodic Connections, you provide access to music therapy-based learning to students, regardless of their ability to pay.  Your donation helps us provide classes and programs at a fraction of the actual cost to students.