Archive for November, 2011

Keynote for AMTA Presentation: Drumming of the African Diaspora 101

This post links to a download of a presentation keynote, specifically on Colombian and Cuban drumming traditions.

Hang and Tank Drums

The Hang, or Hang Drum is a relatively new and somewhat unique instrument. It was created in Switzerland by PANart, more specifically, Felix Rohner and Sabrina Scharer. The instrument appears similar to an inverted steel pan drum, and in some sense, sounds similar as well. However, the Hang construction is different, usually deferring to pentatonic […]

Daiko with Iris Shiraishi at AMTA National Conference

Members of the Music Therapy Drumming consortium are honored to be performing two Daiko pieces, under the auspices of performer/composer Iris Shiraishi at the AMTA National Conference opening session in Atlanta, Georgia. ¬†Iris has a history with MU performing arts and currently works as the director of Mu Daiko. ¬†This is guaranteed to be an […]

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.