Reinhard Flatischler

Musician | Composer | Founder of TaKeTiNa®

Born 1950 in Vienna. Flatischler completed studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and started his career as a classical concert pianist. 

Studies with master-drummers from all continents. 

Flatischler is the founder of the TaKeTiNa rhythm process, which today is used in education, therapy and performance worldwide. “TaKeTiNa” rhythm process was developed in 1970.

Founder of the legendary MegaDrums group, in which he composed for and performed with some of the best musicians of our time, such as Zakir Hussain, Airto Moreira, Glen Velez, Leonard Eto (KODO), Samulnori and Milton Cardona, to name just a few.

Member of the Scientific Committee in the International Society for Music in Medicine.

Composer of the orchestral suite “Waves upon Waves” and “Space beyond Space” in collaboration with Johnny Bertl. Lead performer with the Auckland Philharmonia and Auckland Choral Society.

Partner in the successful “TaKeTiNa and Pain Therapy” project together with Dr. Gerhard Mueller-Schwefe, president of the German Pain Association.

Author of four books and composer/producer of eight award-winning albums, all of which are bestsellers in the realm of rhythm-focused music.

Flatischler’s unique work bridges the domains of performance, education, therapy, coaching, high-end performance and meditation practices. With his compositions and his educational approach, Flatischler has fundamentally influenced the European drums and percussion scene. The media repeatedly describes him as the “ambassador of the global language of rhythm.” Flatischlers CDs and books (e. g. Rhythm for Evolution, Schott) won several awards and are regarded as standard music literature.