About Kalani Das

Host at Therapeutic Drumming Network. Percussionist, Orff-Schulwerk Music Educator, and Board-Certified Music Therapist. Worked with Barry Manilow, Yanni, Rod Stewart, Kenny Logging, Max Roach, and others. Currently presenting music-based workshops across the world and working in LA, CA. Contact Kalani for information about the TDN, Music Therapy Drumming, Developmental Community Music and more.

Therapeutic Drumming Course Update

We’re pleased to welcome these amazing drummers and teachers to the 2016 Therapeutic Drumming Course.

Weaving Rhythm and Voice with Miranda Rondeau
Beat Out Stress with Abbie Ehorn
Course Curator and Host: Kalani Das

Participants learn how to create various types of therapeutic drumming experiences for individuals and groups.
Participants will:

identify approaches for individual, partner, and group interventions.
lead musical experiences […]

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Breaking the Silence

Silence can be an important part of any musical experience. It gives us time to enjoy the afterglow, to process what happened, and to simply be in the moment with our thought and feelings. How we exit that sacred space is as important as creating it in the first place.

During a recent group drumming experience, […]

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The Therapeutic Drumming Course

2016 Dates: July 31 to August 5th (Sunday evening to Friday morning)
This course is hosted by Kalani Das, percussionist, educator, and music therapist. with more than 35 years of professional experience, Kalani makes it fun and easy to learn about the many forms and applications of Therapeutic Drumming. Participants will be treated to presentations […]

9 Ways Drumming Can Be Therapeutic

I was telling a friend of mine about my work with the Therapeutic Drumming Network and he asked me, “So, What is therapeutic about drumming?”

It’s a fair question.

Why should drumming be thought of as ‘therapeutic,’ as opposed to just ‘interesting’ or ‘fun?’

Let’s look at 9 ways that I know of.

PHYSICAL EXERCISE: The physical act […]

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Christo Pellani Interview

Christo and I discuss his particular approach to therapeutic drumming for both individuals and groups. He demonstrates how to use a simple rhythm to support deep breathing and mindfulness. We discuss the importance of making therapeutic drumming accessible and Christo talks about some of the meaning and folklore associated with Native American drumming culture.


What […]

Leading the Way in Therapeutic Drumming

In this video, I talk about some of the people and programs that are changing the world – one beat at a time.


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We’re Waiting to Meet You!

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Profiles also feature your Country and links to all your social media and website, making it super easy for people to find your programs and services.

If you’re an Author or Contributor, completing your Profile is a must!

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Rhythm is The Cure

15th annual Healing Dance and Percussion Workshop from Southern Italy, RHYTHM IS THE CURE, AUGUST 17 to 24, 2015, in a splendid Renaissance Villa in the magical hills of Tuscany, Italy http://alessandrabelloni.com/

Rhythm is the Cure is a 7-day intensive healing workshop featuring Southern Italian ritual dances used as music and dance therapy for centuries throughout […]

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Welcome to the Therapeutic Drumming Network!

Kalani Das, MT-BC, introduction to the Therapeutic Drumming Network.

Was is therapeutic drumming? What are the types of benefits? Who practices therapeutic drumming and why? Kalani Das. MT-BC and host of the Therapeutic Drumming Network talks about this and more in this introductory video.

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What is Therapeutic Drumming?

We all know that active music making offers many benefits to people of all ages and abilities. From the physical activity of holding and playing the instruments, to the cognitive challenges of learning and playing specific rhythms, to the social connections we make with others, drumming is a satisfying experience we can all enjoy.

Drumming […]

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