Archive for Training

MTD Level 1 & 2 Intensive: Beverly, Massachusetts (near Boston)

                  MTD is excited to announce a summer training near Boston, Massachusetts.  We wish to offer gratitude to the Massachusetts Music Therapy Alliance for helping organize this event.   Information and registration can be found here.      

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 […]

Upcoming MTD Level I in Los Angeles

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the upcoming Music Therapy Drumming Level I Intensive in Los Angeles. This course increases skills, knowledge, and capacity to effectively use percussion techniques and rhythm-based music in clinical music therapy. MTD is a drumming-based curriculum that is specifically designed for music therapists, by music therapists. Our goal is […]

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.

MTD: now on twitter!

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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!

Reflections on GLR Conference: MTD Students Only Session

At the recent Great Lakes Regional Conference, the MTD consortium offered a students-only session about how percussion and drumming is used in music therapy. Here is what they taught us!

Level One Training Updates

If you are considering an MTD Level One Intensive training this year, here are a few updates: First, an Austin, Texas training is finalizing in October, and we will be posting detailed information on that soon.  Also, a Los Angeles training has been added to the schedule of events.  This will take place in November. Second, […]

Highlighting: Voices Interview with Professor Jim Borling

Jim Borling is a professor of music therapy at Radford University, a fellow of, and trainer for, the Bonny Method of GIM, and the co-creator of Conscious Drumming

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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.