Tataku: The Use of Percussion in Music Therapy

– Bill Matney, M.A., MT-BC

Tataku: The Use of Percussion in Music Therapy describes what percussion is and what it does as specifically relevant to therapy and wellness. Book materials explore historical, cultural, physical, physiological, musical, technical, clinical, research-based, and experiential perspectives. The accompanying two-hour DVD demonstrates instrumental techniques and rhythms.  Available through Sarsen Publishing, Amazon, and

Together in Rhythm – Kalani

This book and DVD serve as a guide to the Developmental Community Music (DCM) approach to group music making. Music Therapists can effectively create and facilitate programs that are inclusive, promote cooperation, and focus on appreciation. Topics include facilitation strategies, session planning, activities, guided interactive drumming, rhythm games, instrument guide, and much more.  Available through Alfred Publishing, West Music, and Amazon.

All About Hand Percussion – Kalani

The All About Hand Percussion book and enhanced CD Rom introduces over 50 popular non-drum instruments that are commonly used in music performance, education, music therapy and recreational music making. History, applications, musical examples and uses are shown through audio and video. Assessment tools are provided for education-oriented applications. This is a must-have for anyone who uses hand percussion instruments.  Available through Alfred PublishingWest Music, and Amazon.