Ph.D. University of Kansas, M.A. Texas Woman’s University, B.S. Texas Woman’s University
William Matney, assistant professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2016. His previous experience includes Nazareth College, where he was assistant professor and clinic manager, and Texas Woman’s University, where he was an adjunct lecturer.
As a clinician, William has worked primarily in special education settings, where he developed programs with unique populations including children who have severe emotional and behavioral disorders and early childhood bilingual co-teach classes. He has also worked as a private practice clinician with a range of populations.
William’s current research interests include (a) percussion pedagogy and interventions in music therapy, (b) the role of philosophy and theory in research, and (c) uses of continental philosophy to inform integrative music therapy theory and practice. He currently serves on the editorial board for Music Therapy Perspectives, and has been a guest article reviewer for the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.
William has published research in the Journal of Music Therapy, the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and Music Therapy Perspectives. He also authored the book Tataku: The Use of Percussion in Music Therapy, and co-authored Roots and Branches: Songs of Tradition and Culture. He has provided percussion training to clinicians and students nationally, primarily in relation to the Music Therapy Drumming consortium. He also presents consistently at regional and national conferences of the American Music Therapy Association.
- Music therapy
Matney, B. & Niemuth, B. (2019). Chord Progression Handbook. 34. https://hdl.handle.net/1808/29434
Matney, B. & Niemuth, B. (2019). Strumming, Fingerpicking, and Hybrid Accompaniment Patterns on the Guitar: A Systematic Introduction to Technique and Styles for Music Therapy and Music Education. 56. Open Education: Funded by KU Scholarworks. https://hdl.handle.net/1808/29435 https://hdl.handle.net/1808/29435
Matney, B. (2018). A Knowledge Framework for the Philosophical Underpinnings of Research: Implications for Music Therapy. Journal of Music Therapy, currently electronic publication. DOI:10.1093/jmt/thy018 https://doi.org/10.1093/jmt/thy018
Matney, B. (2018). Literature review types: Implications for music therapy. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 27(2), 97-125. DOI:10.1080/08098131.2017.1366543 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08098131.2017.1366543 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08098131.2017.1366543
Matney, W. Boyle, S. R., Camilli, T. C., & Meyer, P. (2018). Musicianship in Music Therapy. In W. Matney (Ed.), Music Therapy: An Introduction to the Profession.
Matney, B. & Das, K. (2018). The Rhythmic Acuity Measurement Scale: Implications for Music Therapy Education and Practice. Music Therapy Perspectives, 37(1), 65-73. DOI:10.1093/mtp/miy022 https://doi.org/10.1093/mtp/miy022
Matney, B. (2017). The effect of instrumentation on anxiety reduction on university students: A feasibility study. Arts in Psychotherapy, 54, 47-55. DOI:10.1016/j.aip.2017.02.006
Scheffel, S. & Matney, B. (2014). Use of and training in percussion: A survey of music therapy clinicians. Journal of Music Therapy, 51(1), 39-63.
Matney, B. & Stock, C. (2010). Roots and Branches: Songs of Tradition and Culture - Volume 1, Sarsen Publishing.
Matney, B. (2007). Tataku: The Use of Percussion in Music Therapy, Denton, TX: Sarsen Publishing.
Matney, B. . (11/17/2018). Knowledge frameworks: Implications for music therapy. American Music Therapy Association: National Conference. Dallas, Texas
Matney, B. . (11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017). Understanding Literature Reviews: Implications for Music Therapy. American Music Therapy Association National Conference. St. Louis, Missouri
Matney, W. . (11/12/2016). Multiplicity and Design Thinking: Implications for Music Therapy Theory. American Music Therapy Assocation National Conference. Sandusky, Ohio
Matney, B. . (03/29/2009). West African Drumming: A Primer to Technique and Clinical Practice. Presentation, SWAMTA Regional Session. Austin, TX
Matney, B. & Bata, J. . (10/13/2012). West African Drum and Dance: Tradition and Clinical Application. Presentation, AMTA National Concurrent Session, Pheasant Run Resort. St. Charles, IL
Matney, B. . (11/19/2011). Drumming of the African Diaspora (Cuba, Colombia). Presentation, AMTA National Concurrent Session. Atlanta, GA