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About Ada P. Kahn, Ph.D., author of
Keeping the Beat

Keeping the Beat
Healthy Aging Through Amateur Chamber Music Playing

Ada P. Kahn, Ph.D.

copyright 1999 by Ada P. Kahn

0-930121-01-5 (paperbound)
0-930121-02-3 (hardbound)

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 99-90765


Award-winning writer Ada P. Kahn, Ph.D., is the author of more than a dozen books including The Encyclopedia of Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses and Health Issues and Stress A-Z. She is co-author of Facing Fears, The Encyclopedia of Mental Health, The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, and Phobias (Scholastic), Empower Yourself: Every Woman's Guide to Self-Esteem, Midlife Health, and others.

Keeping the Beat has won awards from the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and the Illinois Woman's Press Association. She is a Fellow of the AMWA.

Ada is President of the Evanston Music Club and Secretary of the North Shore Musicians' Club. She plays flute in the Community Symphony at the Music Institute of Chicago. She is a Director of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians. See

Ada is an active member of the Rotary Club of Evanston. She was the Team Leader for Rotary District 6440 Group Study Exchange to Taipei, Taiwan in 2012.


  • Midwest Writers Association
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • The Authors Guild
  • Evanston Music Club
  • North Shore Muscians Club
  • Chicago Flute Club
  • National Flute Association

Past activities:

  • Vice President, Evanston Community Media Center (Evanston, IL)
  • Member, Evanston Mental Health Board
  • Member, Board of Health, Skokie, IL
  • President, Rotary Club of Evanston, 2013-2014

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