...was born in Vienna in 1950 and had completed his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna before he was ever introduced to drums and percussion by master drummers from six continents. In 1970, Flatischler founded the TaKeTiNa rhythm process.
Flatischler is a member of the scientific committee of the International Society for Music in Medicine and, together with Dr. Gerhard H. H. Mueller-Schwefe, president of the German Pain Association (DGS) and co-director of the project, "Rhythm and Pain Therapy." Teaming up with leading physicians and scientists, Flatischler publishes research results about the effects of the TaKeTiNa rhythm process.
Flatischler collaborates with, and composes for some of the best musicians of our time. Among them are Airto Moreira, Zakir Hussain, Glen Velez, and Leonard Eto (Kodo). His seven CDs are among the best-selling albums in the field of percussion music and have won international awards, as have his four German books.
Cornelia Jecklin Flatischler
Masterteacher in TaKeTiNa-Training, further development of TaKeTiNa, adding essential elements to the work.
Cornelia was born in Zürich in 1966 where she was raised in a musical family, taking vocal lessons and studying other musical and rhythmic forms. She has taught in a number of music schools and universities. Since 1992, Cornelia, with Reinhard, has co-led all TaKeTiNa workshops and teacher trainings as Masterteacher in TaKeTiNa-Training. In 2000, she became a member of the group MegaDrums.
In addition to music, Cornelia has studied Tai Chi, Qigong, Tao Yoga, NLP, forms of meditation, and Reiki with various masters over many years. She brings the wisdom she has gained through these practices to her TaKeTiNa work, incorporating her skills and knowledge in both drumming instruction and in leading TaKeTiNa circles. With her unique synthesis of healing and energy work, mantra singing, and TaKeTiNa, Cornelia crafts her own unique workshops.
Senior-TaKeTiNa-Rhythm-Teacher in Master training, Musician, Composer, Actress
Tania Bosak studied Dance and Performing Arts (BA, Dip Ed) in Australia, where she has been living and working as a professional musician and music educator since 1991. She holds the Ericksonian Diploma in counselling and hypnosis (CET Australia) and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for studies in Korean drum and dance.
Tania is the founder and director of "Pulse Rhythm", a specialised training method for actors and musicians. Tania has performed with famous Australian artists such as David Jones, Greg Shehan, Adam Simmons, Ria Seormardjo, Anita Hustas or Nick Tsiavos. Tania Bosak teaches Rhythm and TaKeTiNa at NMIT and works with the IDJA dance theatre as live composer and rhythm specialist.
Tania Bosak will assist and co-lead trainings and workshops together with Reinhard Flatischler in Europe in 2014/2015 and will also be researching the clinical applications of TaKeTiNa.
You can find further Senior-, Advanced- and Basic-TaKeTiNa-Rhythm Teachers on the Web of the various TaKeTiNa Associations.
Senior-TaKeTiNa-Rhythm-Teacher in Master training
James Word holds a degree in psychology from the University of California Berkeley, where he focused on Buddhist psychology, dreamwork, and musical perception. He studied African drumming for several years with S. Kwaku Daddy. For two years, James resided at Kanzeon Zen Center, where he studied and trained with Zen Master Genpo Roshi, founder of the "Big Mind, Big Heart process", and Tenkei Roshi (then Tenkei Sensei), abbot of Zen River Temple in Northern Holland.
James is a founding member of the North American TaKeTiNa Association, and has brought TaKeTiNa to companies and institutions like REMO, The American Music Therapy Association, and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has facilitated international workshops in France, Germany, Austria, Australia and regularly offers classes, workshops, and private trainings in the San Francisco Bay Area.
James Word will assist and co-lead trainings and workshops together with Reinhard Flatischler in the United States in 2014/2015.