Archive for October, 2010

Five hand drum companies that you may not be as familiar with

Hand drums…..many of us enjoy playing them, and many of us use them with our clients….. I felt it may be helpful to discuss some of the hand drum companies that we may not hear of as often.

Percussion and MT: An Indigenous Approach – Part II

As music therapists, we are all also (most hopefully) musicians! Our training, our practical knowledge, our theoretical understanding, and our overall skill as music therapists and musicians relies largely upon our own active experiences of music.

Competency 7.4

One of the many areas every music therapist is required to demonstrate professional competencies within is Music Foundations. Consider the following taken from the AMTA Professional Competencies as listed on the AMTA website as of 9-25-10: (Keyboard Skills) 4.4 Play a basic repertoire of traditional, folk, and popular songs with or without printed music. (Guitar […]

The Percussive Arts Society International Convention

November 10-13, 2010 are the dates for The 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  For anyone with an interest in percussion this convention is paradise!  Percussionists from all over the world come together to meet, present, share ideas, and play.  This is a description from www.pasic.org: PASIC is the largest percussion event […]

2010 AMTA National Conference – Percussion-Related CMTE’s and Sessions

….three CMTE’s are utilizing percussion as a substantial portion of the topic, and that ten (that I could locate) concurrent sessions were being offered, primarily by music therapists!

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Music Therapy Drumming is a world drumming and clinical therapy curriculum primarily for Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC). It is designed and presented by MT-BC's who are also professional percussionists.