Archive for December, 2010

Not So Loud…Shhhhhhh, we’ve been drumming quietly for years.

Newsflash!!! You don’t need a new collection of drums to play quietly.

My Surprise Christmas Gift: Capachos

Got maracas? Let’s do this!

A Taxonomy of Drumming Experiences

Here is a way to categorize and organize the ways we approach using percussion.

A Brief History of the “Jingle Bell”

We might stuff our instrument bag with those seasonal strips of bells, giving us away at every step down the hallway. Here is just a little bit of history about these bells.

Los Papines – An Interview with the Kings of Rumba

Based in Habana, los Papines is one of Cuba’s top rumba bands. From an announcement by La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley: “Los Papines are a world-renowned master percussion quartet. Their spontaneity combined with their African sounds make their concert an experience full of rhythm, energy and pleasure. But what makes them different is their […]

Percussion in Every Passenger Seat?

When it comes to time, music practice often feels like a luxury! What’s in your passenger seat?

Percussion in Therapy: A History of Research in Motor Development

The use of percussion to facilitate motor development in therapy is a common clinical practice. The span of fifty- plus years of related studies and articles have helped to shape the way we view and practice music therapy

Music Therapy Drumming on Facebook

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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.