Michael Kenny’s Credentials and Facts
Master of Music Therapy, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 2003. Assistantship– Supervised undergraduate clinical training.
Bachelor of Music & Music Therapy, Marywood College, Scranton, PA 1999. Presidential Scholarship – Graduated Cum Laude with Honor and Awards.
Training and Certifications:
- Certified HealthRHYTHMS® Facilitator
- Drum Circle Training with Arthur Hull of Village Music Circles
- Drum Circle Facilitation Training with Kalani of DCM
- TaKeTiNa Teacher Training with Reinhard and Cornelia Flatischler
- Percussion studies with Jacky Craissac, Greg Beck, Jamal Mohamed, Moussa Diabate, Africa DjembeFola Senegal, Yamoussa Camara,
Music Therapist, Dallas ISD, Dallas, TX – Provide individualized music therapy to total communication students, 2003 – Present.
Music Therapy Consultant, Cedar Hill ISD, Cedar Hill, TX – Provide music enrichment and consultation to ABC, PPCD and TC classes, 2007-Present.
Music Therapy Consultant, Garland ISD,Dallas,TX – Provided music enrichment consultation to behavioral and ABC classes, 2006-2009.
Adjunct Faculty, Richland College DCCCD, Dallas, TX – Taught World Drumming Ensemble, 2005-2010.
Music Therapist, DallasCenter for Developmentally Disabled – Provide group music therapy to clients, 2005-Present.
Music Therapist,Medical Center at Lancaster, Dallas, TX – Provided music therapy to geriatric psychiatry patients, 2000-2006.
Residency Artist and Master Class Teacher, Young Audiences of North Texas – Provide therapeutic arts and education programs to juvenile detention, schools, special education classes, public libraries, 2000-Present.
Music Therapist, A.R.T.S. for People, Dallas, TX – Provide music therapy in nursing homes, medical hospitals, children’s hospitals, schools, and shelters for victims of domestic violence, 1996–Present.
Music Therapist, Hunt County Family Services, Greenville, TX – Provided music therapy to patients with acute and chronic mental illness and chemical dependency issues, 1997–1998.
Registered Therapist and Supervisor,Terrell State Hospital,Terrell, TX – Provided music therapy to patients with acute and chronic mental illness, expanded music therapy resources, and conducted chapel music programs, 1994–1997.
Cancer Support Community of North Texas – Lead a free HealthRHYTHMS® empowerment drumming circle every 4th Monday of the month.
TaKeTiNa – Lead a free weekly practice utilizing a group rhythmic process called TaKeTiNa.
A.R.T.S for People, Board of Directors, 2004-2006
Drums Not Guns, President and Music Therapy Consultant, 2000-2012
Drums, World Percussion, Didgeridoo, a wide variety of ethnic instruments, Guitar, Piano, and Bass Guitar
Custom instrument building and repair, creating ceremonial art
English and French
Newark, New Jersey USA
Continental US, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Europe, and Africa
“One of my true joys is sharing the joy of drumming with young people.”