Heiko Tuch, born in the political restraints of the GDR (East Germany), felt already in his childhood how happy music made him. After learning several instruments, he focussed on rhythm (drum set and percussion) during his music studies in Dresden and played in various jazz and rock bands.
Involved in music, he sensed the limitations of his homeland and decided to flee to the West. It was there through the 'Taketina®-rhythm-pedagogics' that he found inner freedom and his calling to teach. He began teaching and founded the first holistic rhythm-school for children in Germany: 'DIE TROMMELKINDER', inspired by the birth of his son Felix.
Today he works as an artistic director, rhythm teacher, and composer. With gratitude and joy, he inspires the healing and innermost energetic rhythm of children and grown-ups as well with his 'intuitive drum circles'.
Die Trommelkinder is a children’s drum orchestra and mainstay of the 'Trommelkinder-Rhythm-School'. This live orchestra performs exclusively its own compositions and with its 250 concerts at home and abroad has developed into a genuine highlight. 'DIE TROMMELKINDER' perform entirely on their own: without music or a teacher. They present their songs confidently and encourage their audience to participate.
In almost 30 years of teaching, Heiko Tuch has developed an innovative approach to teaching rhythm that allows, for the first time, the activation of the innermost potential of children.
To quote Heiko Tuch:
“What every child simply wants is to blossom! He or she wants to express itself playfully and thereby discover his or her potential. The path of 'DIE TROMMELKINDER' is a holistic path by learning rhythm to develop into an alert creative person. Viva Rhythm!!!“