Reinhard Flatischler
Reinhard Flatischler (born in Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

, Austria, in 1950) is the creator of the TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process
TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process
The TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process, developed by Austrian percussionist Reinhard Flatischler, is a musical, meditative group process for people who want to develop their awareness of rhythm....

. Flatischler studied piano under Professor Bruno Seidelhofer and earned his concert diploma from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. He then embarked on more than 15 years of continuous drum studies with master drummers in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Flatischler is the founder and composer of the group MegaDrums, a world music group that includes Airto Moreira
Airto Moreira
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, Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain (musician)
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, Glen Velez
Glen Velez
Glen Velez is an American percussionist, vocalist, and composer, specializing in frame drums from around the world. He is largely responsible for the increasing popularity of frame drums in the United States and around the world....

, Leonard Eto (also of the taiko group, Kodo), Milton Cardona, Stephen Kent
Stephen Kent (musician)
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 and others. Flatischler’s 1992 book, The Forgotten Power of Rhythm, is considered a standard work in music literature; his latest book plus interactive DVD, Rhythm for Evolution, won the Comenius Education Media Award for 2007.

Flatischler, a member of a scientific committee of the International Society for Music in Medicine, organized the Rhythm and Pain Therapy project as part of the German Pain Colloquium.

Reinhard Flatischler, together with his wife, Cornelia Flatischler, has trained and certified more than 180 TaKeTiNa teachers in Europe, South Africa, Australia, and the United States in leading the TaKeTiNa process. TaKeTiNa Rhythm teachers work worldwide in universities, music conservatories, hospitals, prisons, rehabilitation centers, psychotherapy practices, dance and drama troupes, and in open workshops.


  • Terra Nova [with MegaDrums]
  • The World is Full of Rhythm [with MegaDrums]

  • Layers of Time [with MegaDrums]

  • Ketu [with MegaDrums]

  • Coreana [with MegaDrums]

  • Schinore [with MegaDrums]

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