MTD is a curriculum that includes percussion and rhythm skills that are designed to increase the capacity for a Music Therapist to effectively use drums, percussion instruments, traditional rhythms, and percussion-based music experiences within the music therapy setting.
The Music Therapy Drumming curriculum is designed and taught by music therapists who are professional percussionists with years of experience in music performance and clinical settings.
Three Curriculum Focus Areas:
Drumming and Percussion Technique
Participants will demonstrate improved technique on percussion instruments common to music therapy , enhancing their sound quality and efficiency. Increased percussion skills offer a musical palette with which to create your own therapeutic strategies.
Through experiencing percussion music, and through the Rhythmic Acuity Measurement Scale, participants will demonstrate improvement in their own rhythmic development leading to enhanced musical abilities across all instrumentation. Ensemble play and group improvisation exercises create a real-time component to your rhythmic development that easily integrates into clinical work. Feedback, developmental tools, and resources help participants to create their own long-term goals.
Percussion play in therapy is offered with a focus on best practice and aesthetic quality. Clinical approaches are based in theory, research, and clinical experience with all populations. Participants will identify trends in current research. Participants will also integrate their percussion skills into :
Level One Curriculum Details
Level Two Curriculum Details