Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and music therapist. Christine inspires people all over the world with her message of musical empowerment for mind-body wellness. She is the author of The Healing Drum Kit, The Art and Heart of Drum Circles book and DVD, and two critically acclaimed drumming CDs, Drumming Up Diva and Reviving Rhythms. She has over 18 years experience developing drumming programs for such groups as the students at Columbine High School, Ground Zero, survivors of hurricane Katrina survivors in St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans, Dupont, The Department of Defense, and Verizon.

As a consultant to Remo®, the world's largest drum company, Christine trains health-care professionals in the HealthRHYTHMS™ group drumming protocol throughout the United States and Japan. Through her company, UpBeat Drum Circles, Christine offers keynotes, seminars, corporate team building, diversity training, and conference events. Televised media credits include: CBS This Morning, NBC's The Other Half, KABC-Los Angeles, KTLA - Los Angeles, London Tonight, and Discovery Health. Print media featuring Christine's work include: Fitness Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Body & Soul, Fast Company, First for Women Magazine, US News & World Report, Yogi Times, Natural Beauty and Health.

Affiliations: Change Your Life Through Rhythm Training, Music Medicine Practitioner Certification, Ucla Arts And Healing, Resounding Joy, Amta, Remo, Hal Leonard, Sounds True,