International TaKeTiNa® Advisory Board (ITAB)
With the rapid growth of TaKeTiNa® field, more and more certified teachers from various countries work with TaKeTiNa® worldwide. To support these teachers and assure the maintainance and increase in quality for participants, the International TaKeTiNa® Advisory Board has been implemented in 2019. It consists of some of the most experienced teachers, but also experts in various fields who will assist the TaKeTiNa® institute in making decisions, launching new projects, documenting research and implementing new training methods for teachers worldwide.
The founding members of the International TaKeTiNa® Advisory Board, as endorsed by the founder of TaKeTiNa®, Reinhard Flatischler, are: Tania Bosak, Astrid Bosshard, Andreas Wittwer, Frank Rihm, Tupac Mantilla, Anna-Maria Weber and Gustavo Gitti.
New members will be voted in by the founding members under the supervision of the TaKeTiNa® Institute.
The mission of the ITAB is, to realise the full potential of the TaKeTiNa® Rhythm Process globally and to develop future visions for the TaKeTiNa® field. Board members are actively engaged in the TaKeTiNa® process, have a loyalty to the founder and to the content of the work, as well as the intention to collectively expand the knowledge and awareness of the TaKeTiNa® work internationally.
The members of the ITAB share a respectful attitude for the diversity in which TaKeTiNa® is used and taught, yet care for a clear interpretation of the foundation and integrity for how the work is represented.
To protect and further the original purpose of the TaKeTiNa® Process.
To provide opportunities and platforms for exchange and professional development in the TaKeTiNa® field.
To oversee and further develop the TaKeTiNa® methodology in practice and professional trainings.
To provide the continuation of the TaKeTiNa® Institute’s regulatory procedures, concerning teacher certifications, contracts and the use of the TaKeTiNa® trademarked name.
To manage and protect the registered TaKeTiNa® trademark in Europe, USA, Australia, South America and China.
To collect and archive educational materials, books, print media, recordings and research associated with the TaKeTiNa® Process and its founder Reinhard Flatischler.
Master TaKeTiNa® Rhythm Teacher, Musician, Composer, Actress
Tania Bosak studied Dance and Performing Arts in Australia, where she has been living and working as a professional musician and music educator since 1991. She holds the Ericksonian Diploma in counseling 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 Bosak teaches Rhythm and TaKeTiNa® at NMIT and works with the IDJA dance theatre as live composer and rhythm specialist.
Tania Bosak assists and co-leads training courses and workshops together with Reinhard Flatischler in Europe and Australia and will also be researching the clinical applications of TaKeTiNa®.
Music Professor, Senior TaKeTiNa® Rhythm Teacher currently undergoing her Master Training
Astrid Bosshard, born 1964 in Switzerland, has had more than 20 years of experience managing and teaching music and movement at the Academy of Music in Basel where she holds a professorship.
Astrid Bosshard has dedicated herself intensively to the research, application and integration of TaKeTiNa® in music education. She teaches and mentors Bachelor’s and Master’s students in methodology and teaching skills.
TaKeTiNa® has become an integral part of her teachings at the Music Academy and in open workshops. Astrid Bosshard holds a degree in music and movement education from the University Mozarteum / Orff Institute in Salzburg.
For many years she studied embodied voice-work with Lisa Sokolov, Alexander technique, improvisation, meditation. In 2016 she qualified in potential-oriented Psychotherapy in ZIST.
Gustavo Gitti has become the first TaKeTiNa® teacher in Brazil. He lives in São Paulo, writes about relationships in “Vida Simples” magazine, studies and practices Buddhist mind training under the guidance of Lama Padma Samten and works in olugar.org (an online community dedicated to human flourishment in daily life).
Tupac Mantilla from Bogota, Colombia is the founder and CEO of the global percussion network “PERCUACTION” which leads several educational and social projects in music and percussion around the world. He is the artistic director of the experimental percussion group Tekeyé and has performed with musicians like Bobby McFerrin, Zakir Hussain, Steve Smith, Bob Moses and John Patitucci.
Tupac Mantilla is regarded as one of the most versatile and creative artists in Latin America. His work as a performer, educator, producer and clinician has been recognised worldwide and includes appearances in major festivals and institutions such as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, Harvard University, Kennedy Center, Berkelee College, North Sea Jazz oder Montreaux Jazz.
Tupac is co-director of the TaKeTiNa® Drums & Percussion Training course.
Frank Rihm is a qualified music therapist, advanced TaKeTiNa® teacher, senior creativity and Gestalt Therapist at the Fachklinik Heiligenfeld. He also is the director of the ongoing 2016-18 “TaKeTiNa® rhythm therapy” training course.
He graduated in somatic and humanistic psychotherapy and is recognised by the Association of European Psychotherapists and Naturopaths.
In his work at the Fachklinik Heiligenfeld, Frank Rihm uses both psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy and non-verbal methods (in particular TaKeTiNa®).
Anna-Maria Weber studied flute, instrumental pedagogy and chamber music at the Music University Trossingen with Prof. Arife Gülsen Tatu. She attended a further training in music mediation at the University of the Arts Bremen as well as amongst others masterclasses with Andrea Lieberknecht, Christina Fassbender and Gudrun Hinze. She won several awards in international music competitions.
Anna is a freelance musician in various orchestras and ensembles and a flute teacher as well as TaKeTiNa® teacher. She works on incorporating the TaKeTiNa® knowledge into the classic field.
She is also head of the TaKeTiNa® Office.
Musician, Music Teacher, Senior TaKeTiNa® Teacher currently undergoing his Master Training
Born 1962 in Switzerland, Andreas Wittwer holds a degree in classical church music. He majored in organ, conducting and singing and for many years worked with choirs and as a conducter and organist.
He studied embodied voice work, voice improvisation, percussion and drumming with different teachers and is experienced in meditation in the tradition of contemplation / zazen.
Andreas Wittwer has facilitated TaKeTiNa® workshops for 15 years in Switzerland, the Czech Republic and other European countries. Since 2015 he has been collaborating with Reinhard Flatischler as a co–leader and assistant for the European TaKeTiNa® Teacher Training course in ZIST, Germany. As a music teacher he has been exploring the application of TaKeTiNa® in music education whilst teaching workshops.