American classically trained percussionist, performer, author, music therapist, educator, and personal development professional. He is a frequent keynote speaker and presenter at national and international conferences and is a certified Orff Schulwerk specialist. He has recorded percussion with numerous artists including Yanni and Suzanne Ciani, and has won several awards, including #1 Rock/Pop Percussionist through DRUM! Magazine. He has published several instructional books and DVDs, teaching a variety of percussion instruments, including hand drums and small percussion. Kalani presents training programs in the drum circle music approach to expressive arts facilitation and in personal development.