Dr. Edward P. Kahler, II, MT-BC

Associate Dean
Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities
Director of Music Therapy
  • Office Location:             181 Mary Northen Hall
  • Office Phone:                 (806)-651-2776
  • Departmental Phone:    (806)-651-2840
  • Departmental Fax:        (806)-651-2958
  • email: ekahler@wtamu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
Dr. Edward P. Kahler, MT-BC 
Associate Dean
Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities
West Texas A&M University 
P. O. Box 60879 
Canyon, TX 79016 
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Ph.D. The University of Kansas.  Major:  Music Education with an emphasis in Music Therapy. 

     Dissertation:     "A Comparison of Selected Factors with Music Therapy Students'  Performance on Clinical Skills
M.A. Texas Woman's University.  Major:  Music Therapy 

     Thesis:     "Background Noise and Music Aspects of Training Mentally Retarded
          Clients in Social Eating Skills
B.MUS. The University of Georgia.  Major:  Music Therapy and Music Education 


Dr. Kahler has been a music therapy clinician for more than 20 years working with a wide range of client populations.  He has worked with the severe and profound mentally retarded, children with various disabilities, psychiatric patients, and geriatric patients.  Dr. Kahler has also worked with patients suffering from a stroke, head injury, chronic pain, spinal cord injury, and other orthopedic conditions.  Dr. Kahler's research interests include music therapy with the visually impaired, music therapy with geriatric patients, and the training and skill development of music therapy students.

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Music Therapy Curriculum at West Texas A&M University


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Created    April 1999

Modified   September 2011