A comprehensive survey that explores many facets of percussion in music therapy training and music therapy practice has been completed, and results are being compiled for a manuscript. One of the areas examined within the survey was instrumentation.
According to the survey results can see a prevalence of world, auxiliary, and accessible percussion instruments (body percussion, paddle drums) in the “front-runners.” This is consistent with our previous, more informal surveys, and also with literature reviews.
What instruments you use, and how often? Anything unique with a particular purpose? Something that you’ve found to be indispensable within your practice? Feel free to comment below.