July 18, 2009 – Drumming up Health!

Kalani is an internationally acclaimed percussionist, educator, and presenter. With over 30 years of professional experience in a variety of fields, Kalani’s work honors past traditions while expanding the fields of music education, music therapy, and wellness.

Kalani continues to develop programs and resources for teachers, therapists, and the general public. His Living in Rhythm program offers effective and accessible music-based strategies for improving quality of life through the practice of Organic Holistic and Nurturing Arts. As a longtime student of psychology, fitness, and music, Kalani believes that a healthful lifestyle includes an integrative approach, incorporating music, movement, diet, and mind/body practices. He is currently a Music Therapy student at California State University Northridge.

I am honored to have Kalani as my guest this week to talk about his current work in the area of wellness as related to the Living in Rhythm program and the concept of OHANA (Organic, Holistic, and Nurturing Arts) as a way to help bring healthful, accessible, and supportive practices to the general public, and how drumming is used in music therapy.

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