John Scalici is an internationally recognized drum circle facilitator, speaker, musician,
clinician, and master teaching artist. He has brought his dynamic, uplifting programs to
Asia as well as the United States. His powerful message of Unity Through Rhythm
has been featured at college campuses, churches, corporate events, elementary and
high school classrooms and throughout the health care industry.
His work with special needs groups has been featured nationally on the Hallmark
Channel. He has initiated rhythm-based programs at the Alabama School for the Deaf
and Blind, Children’s Health Services, and United Cerebral Palsy.
John is a member of the Society for Arts in Healthcare and the Percussive Arts Society
Recreational Music Making committee. He is a contributing writer to Percussive Notes
and the Society for Arts in Healthcare Newsletter. John is an artist/endorser for Remo
drum company and Vic Firth drumstick company.
John has been a founding member of two national touring bands, Gravy and
junkyardmen. In 1999 junkyardmen were considered one of the best live blues bands in
the U.S. by Blues Revue and Blues Access Magazine. John still performs and records
with many local and national musicians and has released two independently produced
CDs: RhythmMusic and Rhythms for Drumming and Movement.
In 2000, John founded Get Rhythm!®, a company which combines his passion for
drumming with his background in Communications. His company has presented
dynamic rhythm-based programs for YWCA, NBC Bank, National Association of Music
Merchants, Children’s Health Services, Knowledge Learning Corporation, University of
Alabama, Lynn University, Birmingham Museum of Art , Allstate Insurance, Enterprise
Rent-a-Car, Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, United Way, and many
Print and television media featuring John Scalici’s work include: Making Music
Magazine, DRUM! Magazine, Executive Traveler Magazine, The Hallmark Channel,
Southeastern Performer Magazine, Society for Arts in Healthcare, and Percussion
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