Ada P. Kahn

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  Ada P. Kahn: Author and Speaker

Rotary Club of Evanston



Ada P. Kahn presented “Keeping The Beat: Live!” at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Evanston at the North Shore Hotel, Evanston, IL. She discussed her book Keeping The Beat: Healthy Aging Through Amateur Chamber Music Playing. There was a short musical program featuring members of the Evanston Music Club.





Ada Kahn met Rotary International President
Kalyan Banerjee at a Rotary Club of Evanston 
meeting in summer, 2011. He signed a copy of the song, "Reach Within To Embrace Humanity" - his theme for 2011-2012.



Ada produced a 30-minute film to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Evanston. It was premiered at the Evanston Chamber of Commerce "after hours" event in May, 2011. She is congratulated by Gary Brooks, director of the film. It can be seen in its entirety at

An abbreviated version is on YouTube here.



Ada and Richard Fischl, DDS, President,

Rotary Club of Evanston, shared a moment in the booth of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians at the Rotary International convention in New Orleans, May, 2011.


Rotary International


Ada played a flute solo with the World Choir at

Rotary International Convention in 2010 and 2011.

Ada playing  flute on the Voo Doo stage at the Rotary International convention, New Orleans, May, 2011.



Ada was presented with a flag from the Rotary Club of Guisborough-Great Ayton, England in 2009 during a post-convention tour.




As a member of the Executive Board of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians (IFRM), Ada participated in activities of their booth at Rotary International conventions in New Orleans (2011), Montreal (2010), Birmingham, England (2009), Los Angeles (2008) and Salt Lake City (2007).

Other appearances

The Fairview VibrantLiving Community, Downers Grove, IL.

Ada P. Kahn spoke about Keeping The Beat and healthy aging during the launch of the VibrantLiving Arts Series at the Fairview VibrantLiving Community Downers Grove, IL.


Ada presented a talk about healthy aging and the benefits of musical performances at the Hartford Foundation Communications Conference, Chicago.



 Television Productions

Ada produces a television show based on her book, Keeping The Beat, which is shown on the Evanston Community Media Center's Channel 6, Evanston, IL.  (Now known as ECTV.)



The first episode of "Keeping The Beat" included a short demonstration of chamber music featuring (left to right) Ted Kruzich, violin, Don Farley, cello, and Ted Kaitchuck, viola. Ada won an award for her TV production from the Illinois Woman's Press Association.


Watch excerpts of "Keeping The Beat" TV show on




Watch excerpt about Mental Health Awareness on

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For more information about "Keeping The Beat," please visit



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