MTD Training Team

Bill Matney, M.A., MT-BC works full time with a school district special education department, and serves as adjunct lecturer at Texas Woman’s University. He has presented both regionally and nationally on percussion pedagogy and percussion in therapeutic application with clinical populations. Bill has authored the book, Tataku: The Use of Percussion in Music Therapy, which is currently being used in percussion methods and improvisation courses at universities nationwide.

Carolyn Koebel, M.M., MT-BC works in private practice, and serves as adjunct faculty at Western Michigan University. She has presented both regionally and nationally on various facets of rhythm-based music therapy with clinicians such as Russel Hilliard and Susan Gardstrom. Carolyn maintains a rigorous performance schedule as a professional percussionist in many idioms and contexts.

Kalani, MT-BC, Orff-Certified, is a presenter, speaker, clinician, professional performer, prolific author, and Orff-Schulwerk-certified music educator. He has presented sessions at AMTA national and regional conferences, offered workshops for university music therapy programs, and is currently the music therapist at Centre for Neuroskills (TBI) and Tierra Del Sol (Adults with DD). Kalani has authored many books on percussion technique and on interactive drumming, including Together in Rhythm and All About Hand Percussion.

Mike Marcionetti, MT-BC is the clinical staff supervisor of the Creative Arts Therapy program at Austin State Hospital. He is a published researcher, and has assisted in program development for clinical research that utilizes percussion in therapy. He has presented nationally and regionally for AMTA and the Percussive Arts Society. Mike maintains a professional performance schedule as a percussionist with a variety of groups.

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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.