Technology as an Instrument: Transitioning from Drumming to Beat Making
3 Continuing Music Therapy Education Credits
Monday, May 11 | 9am-12pm PDT
Guitar, piano, voice, & technology?
Many of the most preferred genres in the world are based in digital music production. Increasing your confidence with digital music creation opens doors to intervention planning and implementation. This CMTE will teach how we, as music therapists, can develop a productive/generative relationship with technology as an instrument.
Jess Rushing, Ph.D., MT-BC is a MusicWorx alumni and currently a faculty member at the University of Louisville. Jess completed her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences with an emphasis on acute post-stroke care and music therapy intern supervision. Jess oversees the University of Louisville’s Music Therapy Clinic and is an active clinician.
Allison Cross, MT-BC is a community-based music therapist living in Louisville, KY. She completed her music therapy internship at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, MD. Allison is the owner of Restorative Sound, LLC. Since its founding in 2017 the company has expanded its outreach to include digital music workshops, music therapy supervision, and speaking engagements.
9-9:50am PDT – Getting started:
- The background and culture of beat making – Terminology – Sound output/input – Hardware & software
10-10:50am PDT – Navigating Digital Audio Workstations (DAW):
- GarageBand (content will be applicable to other software): o Orientation o Premade loops o Beats & sequencing o Live music making – Other free DAWs – Introduction to Ableton
11-11:50am – PDT Clinical Applications
- Insights from literature, real examples from practice, recommendations for implementation.
II.D.9. Consider client’s age, culture, language, music background, and preferences when designing music therapy experiences.
- Participants will increase confidence in the use of technology as an instrument to support client music preferences beyond traditionally taught acoustic based music (i.e. guitar, piano, voice).
- Participants will gain knowledge of basic beat creation to support and encourage client musical and other creative responses. (i.e. Using pre-made loops to support teen improvisation and autonomy.)
- Participants will become familiar with the terminology and basic navigations skills related to the use and application of digital instruments. (i.e. 808 – Sequencer – Digital Audio Workstation – Snap/lock to grid; quantization)
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 15
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes