Archive for June, 2011

Aesthetic Comparisons- Music and the Culinary Arts:

A brief pondering of the value one’s relationship with art, and of the value of “recipes.”

Professor Jim Borling on the MTD Level One Intensive

Professor Jim Borling is an established clinician and music therapy educator at Radford University. Here, he offers his thoughts on the Music Therapy Drumming Level One Intensive.

Drumming – The Challenge and the Gift

For the first time, music therapists have a resource that connects them to the rich musical heritage that has given us the most-used instrumental category in the field.

The gourd and its use in music

In our first submission to the MTD site video series, Kalani introduced the axatse (ah-hah’-tsay), a gourd shaker originating with the Ewe people of Ghana (click here to see that video.) There are many similar gourd shakers, as well as many other types of gourd shakers, scrapers, drums, and other instruments. Gourd instruments are often […]

Introduction to Darabouka II: Carolyn Koebel

Extended Earlybird for KU Training

The MTD Level One Intensive in Lawrence, Kansas is slowly approaching amidst a busy summer of trainings.   We have decided to extend the earlybird on this training until June 15th! Go here for the information page, and find the registration page link at the bottom! Mike Marcionetti and Bill Matney will be the trainers […]

Video of the Week



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.