John Scalici is a professional drum circle facilitator, speaker,
musician, songwriter, and master teaching artist. He holds a BA
in Communications from the University of Alabama and is an artist in
residency with the Alabama State Council on the Arts. A native of
Birmingham, Alabama, John lived in Memphis, Tennessee from 1995-2000,
playing music in the clubs on world famous Beale Street. His
band, junkyardmen, released Scrapheap Full of Blues, which was
nominated for a Grammy for Best Blues Album.
Mr. Scalici became active in the Tennessee State Arts Council with his
program, Get Rhythm!®. The program quickly became a favorite
among arts-in-education organizations, teachers, students, and
To offer the Get Rhythm!® experience to adults, universities, and
corporations, John received training from Village Music Circles™ (Santa
Cruz, Ca.). And to provide Get Rhythm!® to hospitals and long
term care facilities, he attended Healthrhythms™, sponsored by drum
manufacturing giant, Remo®, Inc. (Valencia, Ca.).
Since signing with Remo®, Inc. as an artist endorser, John has
facilitated rhythm based events throughout the U.S. and has been a
featured presenter at the American Music Therapy Conference. He
has facilitated rhythm based events for NBC Bank, Birmingham Southern
College, Southern Dance Works, Alabama Music Educators Conference,
University of Alabama, Summerfest Youth musical Theater, University of
Alabama Birmingham, Clayton College of Natural Health, Jefferson County
school system, Children's Dance Foundation, Exceptional Foundation,
Camp ASCA, American Cancer Society, Birmingham Museum of Art, Operation
New Birmingham, United Way, and many others.
The Get Rhythm!® program is for team building, schools, employee
enrichment, stress management and community events of all kinds.