MTRB #3: Bill Matney

Episode #3 is a distance interview with Bill Matney. Bill received his master’s degree at Texas Women’s University, was a clinician in the Lewisville Independent School District in Texas, and is currently a doctoral student in music therapy at the University of Kansas. As part of Music Therapy Drumming, Bill teamed up with Carolyn Koebel, Mike Marcionetti, and Kalani to create a series of instructional experiences for music therapists who wish to improve their clinical and musical skills involving live percussion playing. He has been published in Music Therapy Perspectives and discusses his research processes, past, present, and future. Buy “Tataku: The Use of Percussion in Music Therapy” from Sarsen Publishing.

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MTRB Podcast #2: Research Process

The whole point (mission, if you will?) of the MTRB is to bring current and relevant research to clinicians. Well, one way to do that is to empower clinicians in music therapy to conduct research. This podcast starts that process: Where does research even begin? What steps can you take if you’re interested in contributing to pushing the profession forward using scientific inquiry? Take a lesson and let us know what you think!

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MTRB Podcast 1: We’re Back!

Well, after a break, the podcast returns in 2.0 format! Please excuse us while we work out the technological kinks, all in the effort of getting YOU some more information on world of research in music therapy. Here’s our reboot podcast outlining some of our goals for the MTRB podcast.

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The Motor System May Impact Speech in Autism

The idea that persons on the autism spectrum have motor differences is not a new one; however, ideas around how motor movement in persons with ASD can impact other skills have just recently gained more press. Researchers published a recent article reviewing research on motor differences and suggesting that these impact speech and communication abilities.  Continue reading