Archive for Music

Highlighting: MTD at Nazareth College

Summer vacation has begun for me….this means time to do some things that have been much less plausible during a busy year of study and teaching.   I’ve had to place my blog postings by the wayside, and am now looking forward to offering a few reflections.     A few weeks ago, Mike Marcionetti […]

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.

Introduction to Darabouka III: Carolyn Koebel

The third video in a set of three.

Aesthetic Comparisons- Music and the Culinary Arts:

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

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 […]

Video: Introduction to Darabuka #1

Here is the first in a video series of 3.

Video: Introduction to Conga Technique and Play

Video: Frame Drum Accompaniment Part III

Here is part 3 in the frame drum accompaniment series, with Carolyn Koebel.

Video: Frame Drum Accompaniment Part II

Here is Carolyn Koebel offering the second video in a series on frame drum accompaniment!

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.