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Drum Circles Provide Educational Enrichment for k-12


Get Rhythm Drum Circles have been used in schools as a single event or as a mini-residency to promote rhythmic entrainment (unity) for students, faculty, family, and administrators. Rhythmic entrainment teaches real-life formulas for success: group participation, self expression, communication, creativity, and goal setting.

What happens during a school program?

Get Rhythm uses the most basic and simple principles of the drum as a tool for unity within the school environment. The spirit and magic of drums, percussion and rhythm reaches all ages, sexes, religions, races and cultures.


A Get Rhythm Drum Circle program will rapidly eliminate social barriers while creating a fun and dynamic environment that will ensure success.


Mary Ann DoughtonMary Ann DoughtonHoly Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School
“Thank you for coming and facilitating the afternoon session on our Junior Retreat. The Get Rhythm Program was an excellent avenue for the students to experience first-hand what we discussed in the morning about community and cooperation. The students throughly enjoyed themselves, and I know it added to the overall learning of our day. Thank you for your excellent facilitation that helped us learn how to work for and with each other.”
Melody HoldenMelody HoldenJacksonville Highschool
I very much enjoyed our experience and will use your “rhythm” in my math class.I can already see links to greatest common factors and least common multiples. Thanks for your enthusiasm a great start for my year!!!!
Martha Leigh ButzMartha Leigh ButzOpelika City Schools
I only heard great comments from the teachers. Thank you so much. Mr. James is handing out your brochures to the other principals and I’m sure he will talk it up at Principal’s meeting. I look forward to scheduling a time for next year!!
Cynthia AnglinCynthia AnglinAthens Intermediate School
Your workshop was good motivation to get back ‘in the groove.
Carmen CallahanCarmen CallahanSomerville Road Elementary School
Dear Mr. Scalici,Thank you so much for sharing your gifts and talents with our students at Somerville Road Elementary today. It was so enjoyable getting to participate. My English As A Second Language children (ESL) really connected with the drumming and had such positive things to say about their respective sessions.Please allow me to personally thank you for your compassion and your delicateness in dealing with one of my students in particular. You managed to have her perform and show what she could do in a way that was so respectful.It is evident that your love of people of all ...


Through rhythmic communication, Get Rhythm group drumming programs provide a hands-on experience that exemplifies direct, immediate action and result. As a model for educators and an experience for children, Get Rhythm demonstrates the effects of action and interaction using auditory, kinesthetic and visual modalities to enhance communication, encourage cooperation and foster quality peer relationships.


Get Rhythm Drum Circle applications in schools:

  • Concept-Based Curriculum Integration
  • Professional Development
  • Experiential Diversity Programs
  • Student Enrichment
  • Student Leadership Programs
  • Cultural Awareness Events


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