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.
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!
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.
Today we will look at more open-access articles. Several have come out in the past few months and are freely available on pubmed! Continue reading
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
This week we will look at a cost effectiveness synthesis that included music therapy as a non-pharmocological intervention. Livingston et al. (2014) conducted a synthesis paper in order to determine the cost-effectiveness of different sensory and behavioral interventions for agitation in adults with dementia. Continue reading
Happy 4th of July to all of our US readers! In this post we will be looking at recent articles that focus on the use of music for rehabilitation. All articles are open-access, meaning you can follow the links to read the entire article! Enjoy! Continue reading
Today’s update is focused on two articles that have free access! We hope you enjoy. Continue reading
Our First update of the year will be focused on some article concerning older adults with dementia. Two look at the impact of music therapy sessions on behaviors and the last will look at an evaluation of the Music in Dementia Assessment Scale. Continue reading
The next few weeks are “go time” in my world, as the semester comes to an end. This leaves little time for blog posts. Therefore, I’m providing you with a quick December update of open-access articles related to music and function! Continue reading