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An award winning musician, composer, and author, Kevin Toney first started playing piano at age five in his city of birth, Detroit, Michigan. Kevin earned his B.A. in composition and jazz studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C. During college years he achieved great success with The Blackbyrds, the innovative jazz-R&B fusion sextet founded by jazz trumpet legend Donald Byrd. The band had many hit records including Walking In Rhythm, Rock Creek Park and Happy Music. Kevin has had tremendous success as a solo artist beginning with his 1994 release Lovescape, featuring his composition Kings . He has since released nine more CDs with his latest titled “New American Suite”. Kevin's awards and achievements include two Grammy nominations, three RIAA Gold Record awards, a NAACP Image Award, a National Endowment For the Arts Fellowship and he is an honorary member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Beyond his own music, Kevin has performed with an impressive survey of major artists that includes Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Burrell, Whitney Houston, Pink, Nancy Wilson, Shania Twain, Carl Anderson, Shirley Caesar, Norman Brown, and more. He has scored two films: the period drama “Kings of the Evening” and the documentary “The Kinsey Collection”. Kevin's books include The Kevin Toney Collection Volume I, Heart Of Gratitude, New American Suite, and The Virtuous Man: Breaking The Men's Code.
Kevin's book titled, “The Virtuous Man - Breaking The Men's Code” addresses the misconceptions (“Men’s Code”) that men have learned from an early age regarding marriage and family, the baggage that men often bring into their marriages and their struggle in letting go of them. He shares how God saved his marriage and in the process helped him to break the "Code". Included is a study section, which will richly serve both men and women, married and unmarried. Book is also available as an Ebook.
The companion CD Heart of Gratitude takes the listener on the book's spiritual journey through music.
Mirroring the message of that music and book, Kevin is a mentor for the ‘Manformation Project,’ a Los Angeles-based rites of passage setting that brings boys of 10-18 years of age into contact with Godly minded men to cultivate positive growth. He spoken at Centerpoint Church Men’s Group (Murrieta, CA), The Journey Church (Sonora, CA), and have given several “Breaking The Men’s Code” workshops for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity regional conferences in the United States. Kevin have also appeared as guest artist on TBN's "Praise The Lord", Seattle Center For Spiritual Living, Las Vegas Center For Spiritual Living and Saddleback Church.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I'm not a therapist, a doctor, a marriage counselor, a minister but someone who's come from humble beginnings whose life at one point came completely apart. And in that failed moment, I was able to finally humble myself to receive God given tools to restore my broken marriage and my broken self.
Because of my unfaithfulness and foolish behavior, I faced the ultimate scenario: divorce from my wife. By all human and God's standards, my marriage should have failed and fallen apart like so many others have experienced. Only through God’s miracles am I still standing stronger than ever with my wife and family here today.
It is my deepest desire to share and give those lessons learned to those who are struggling in their marriages. I want men and women to know that even in the worst marriage challenges of infidelity, that there is not only hope but there are tolls both spiritual and practical that can help restore and renew your marriage if your willing to do the work required! I trust that by sharing my failures and victories that men may gain insight, spiritual and practical tools that will better equip them to face the journey of marriage.
That's why I'm helping men break the cycle of giving in to sexual temptation and infidelity, and to give men the tools they need. I've written the book, "The Virtuous Man—Breaking The Men's Code" and developed a "Breaking the Code" workshop.
I want to help you:
* Discover how and where you got the misconceptions (Men's Code) about your thoughts regarding woman, marriage and family.
* Realize that a broken marriage can become restored and renewed through God’s amazing power.
* Understand why you should fight for your family and marriage when facing divorce or other significant challenges.
* Become better husbands, better fathers and better men.
* Give honor to marriage and remain faithful to one another in marriage.
* Apply 7 steps for “Breaking The Men’s Code"
Please take a few minutes to watch my video presentation by clicking here.
Please contact me to speak at your next event, men’s group, women's group, marriage group or for a consultation.
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