Ignite Your Drumming Superpower!
Unlocking Your Ability to Drum and Sing
with Carolyn Koebel, MM, HPCMT-BC
In this course, you will gain strategies and rhythmic vocabulary to more effectively drum and sing at the same time in your clinical work. While practicing the essential playing techniques for lap-position frame drum play, you’ll develop essential sounds and techniques to elicit the maximal music-making potential of the instrument. Core sounds include doum, tak, pah, and cha. These sounds will be organized into a variety of accompaniment patterns to coincide with a range of song repertoire, allowing you to authentically and creatively bring this instrument into your work.
Number of CMTEs: 2
Length of Access: 2 months
CBMT Relationship: Ignite Your Drumming Superpower! Unlocking Your Ability to Drum and Sing with Carolyn Koebel, MM, HPC, MT-BC is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 2 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Music Therapy Ed, Approved Provider #P-110, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Please view the required CBMT information.
About the Presenter
Carolyn Koebel, MM, HPC, MT-BC has been drumming since childhood, but fell in love with percussion of the world while studying ethnomusicology as an undergraduate. Her fieldwork research has taken her around the globe in search of traditional and indigenous drumming traditions from diverse cultures. She became a student of the frame drum twenty years ago after hearing Glen Velez perform at the opening session of the World Congress for Music Therapy. Since then, she has studied with Velez and Layne Redmond, as well as a host of other teachers. She began introducing the frame drum into her music therapy work in the late 1990’s and has been offering training workshops to the music therapy community since that time. She is an avid performer, educator and clinical music therapist. She regularly teaches this material to her students at Western Michigan University and Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College.
“Carolyn Koebel has a remarkable way of breaking down complex rhythms into manageable ways, bringing each of us closer to our natural state of movement and timing”
“Carolyn not only engages you with her own energy and passion, she teaches you how to use your own in ways that make you more culturally competent and adds a whole new level to your musicianship. A must experience course!”