Estonian famous percussionist

Hele-Riin Uib-Pachel

Hele-Riin is one of the most attractive female percussionists whose music-making unites professionalism, punctuality, swift beat and extraordinary power. She has often been called “a rough diamond”, “an energy bomb”.

She's well known from the band "2 QUICK START", also many remember her from the Estonian first female rock band "BLACKY".

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A spectacular drum show spiced up with energy and special effects. Possible to play along with a DJ.


DrumAttack is all-female show drum group which is known for its unique drumming approach mixed with dance and glamour. Energy, strength and beauty are the three main words to characterize this collective. 

Muteki TAIKO act

Japanese drum performance. Various formats: solo act, duo, trio. Featuring flute artist Mizuki Shindo from Japan. Possible to spice it up with LED sticks.


Choose a time and place. Bring your friends and learn to play these mysterios Japanese taiko drums with a sacred history. 

Meditation Circle

Let the sound of an ancient taiko drums control your thoughts, anxiety... Listen different sounds of percussion world - gongs, cymbals, finger steel drums, tinksas, bells, vibraphone and let your mind go free. Just rest and let the sounds of nature carry you through the land of drums.


About Me

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


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
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.


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:
The children's group is being assembled. Let know if you want to participate.

Participation fee

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)

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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

Places are limited!

Some Of my recents projects and past bands


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