Hele-Riin Uib-Pachel was born in Estonia. Since early childhood the little girl was surrounded by drums; through her step-father she had a close contact with playing as well as making percussion instruments. It so happened that at the age of 13 Hele-Riin started an independent life, though this did not hamper her studies of percussions at the Tallinn Georg Ots Music School. In 2004, she graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with BA and in 2007 with MA. In the course of 2004–2009 Hele-Riin studied percussions also at the Helsinki Metropolia University, though unlike at the Estonian Academy of Music she concentrated here on jazz (vibraphone) and ethnic (Africa, Cuba, Brazil) percussion instruments.
In 2010, she studied the art of taiko in Japan under the supervision by Emiko Taba. Since then Hele-Riin has given many concerts under the name Muteki Taiko and has formed also Muteki TAIKO duo with featuring artists.
In 2001–2004, she was a percussion player at the Estonian National Opera Symphony Orchestra. Also, Hele-Riin has been guest-artist with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Piano Orchestra, Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta and NYYD Ensemble. However, she enjoys most playing in duos where the small staff offers more improvisation and creative approach to music. In 2013 she created show percussion duo Drumattack with Laura Välja.
In 2014 she formed a girl rock band G.O.S.H., debut album Roller Coaster was released in 2015.
Hele-Riin says that rhythm is the heart of music. It seems that this heart beats in a cruel rhythm and quick tempo because in her schedule there are hardly any days off. The afore-mentioned qualities have made her a highly sought-after musician and concert tours have taken her to many countries as well as made her a frequent guest in recording studios.
Hele-Riin has been teaching drums for over 20 years, she's currently a drum teacher at Rocca al Mare music school.
Japanese origin taiko drums have finally found their way to Estonia
MUTEKI TAIKO Drum School in TARTU
JAPANESE TAIKO DRUM TRAINING for beginners
The summer season starts already on June 5th!
Taiko drums with an ancient history from Japan have finally found their way to Estonia!
Don't miss this exciting and unique opportunity to learn taiko drumming.
Taiko drumming combines rhythm, movement and energy. Playing is uplifting, good for physical and mental health,
and helps develop coordination and internal rhythm.
Taiko is great for teamwork and is also a great stress reliever!
The beginner taiko course is suitable for adults of all ages and abilities and covers taiko basics from stance and grip
to learning a complete taiko drum piece by the end of the 9-week course.
👉For more information, write to email@example.com
Taiko drumming is fun, energizing and accessible to everyone!
🥁Characterization of drum training:
Taiko is a combination of sport and music. Thus, the drum circle can be called a drum training, as the drumming can be done
with large sticks, and in addition to the drumming, choreography is added, which is characteristic of the playing style
of Japanese taiko drums. The pace of the lesson is brisk. There is a great emphasis on playing together and also on improvisation.
Anyone interested in group lessons is welcome, lack of previous drumming skills is not an obstacle.
Dress comfortably, wear non-slip shoes, bring a happy mind and a desire to play the drums. I guarantee that after the drum lesson
you will be positive and full of life energy.
LOCATION AND TIME
During the summer, classes are held on Mondays at 17:30-18:30 Kristiina Võlu Studio in Tartu, at Aardla 25 E
Classes are also held on Tuesdays in Võrumaa, ask for detailed instructions: firstname.lastname@example.org
The children's group is being assembled. Let email@example.com know if you want to participate.
Prices of group lessons in Tartu 1.-4. class students €10 once (lesson duration 30 min) 5.-9. class students €15 once (class duration 45 min) 10.-12. class students and adults €25 once / (class duration 60 min)
Give it a try
Please send your registration request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
MUTEKI TAIKO Drum School (TALLINN)
Muteki Taiko Drum School (Tallinn) starts again in September.
Classes are held at the Tao Center
on Sundays (September-November) and Tuesdays (December) in two groups:
at 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Register early email@example.com
Places are limited!