CODAMUSIC's authors

Franz Bauer

born 1968, studied classical percussion at the Academy of Music (Musikhochschule) in Munich, as well as jazz vibraphone/marimba with David Friedman at the Academy of the Arts (Hochschule der Kuenste) in Berlin. He works as a freelance musician in several jazz formations and new music projects, including CD and radio productions. Two of his own CD's have been widely acclaimed: "Plueschtier" with the Franz Bauer Quintet featuring Jim Black, and the solo CD "Bouché". In addition to his solo performances, various projects have taken him abroad, for example, concertizing with the "Kite Duo" in Mexico and several Caribbean countries, through the Goethe Institute. Further information:
Franz Bauer

Thomas Buss

(*1965) studied classical percussion at the Academy of Music (Hochschule für Musik) in Frankfurt, Germany, following which he was solo timpanist and percussionist with several symphony and opera orchestras. Presently, Thomas Buss is working freelance as a conductor and percussion teacher. He composes and arranges music for percussion and brass band.
Romantic Rhythms
Christmas TREEos

Wolfgang Eger

was born in Munich in 1967. He studied drums with Eckhard Kopetzki, among others. At the Academy of Music in Stuttgart and in Trossingen, he studied classical percussion. As of 1996, he has been freelancing in Berlin, including orchestra and musical performances. He has published numerous methods for ensemble and percussion.

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Soenke Herrmannsen

studied percussion at Luebeck Music College, Germany, specializing in drum-kit, with teachers such as Udo Dahmen and Gary Chaffee. He has performed in numerous bands, mainly funk, rhythm'n'blues and soul, in front of two to 10,000 listeners. He has also drummed hundreds of musical shows and worked as the editor of a drum magazine. He has been teaching drums, popular and classical percussion for over 20 years. His students include national champions, professional drummers and car mechanics.
Cacao por favor
Matters Have Come to a Head
Number Five
Run D' Drum

Matthias Krohn

lives in northern Germany. He has been teaching drums and percussion for over 35 years. As a member and co-founder of the ORBIS DUO, he concertizes in Europe and composes works for marimba and other instruments.
African River
An Maurice
Pictures At An Exhibition
Drums for Four
Mount St.Helens
Mount St.Helens 2
orbis magicus
Quid facis?
Sixteenths and Triplets
Talking Sticks
Three Matters of Importance
Trio XXL
4 Timpani

Thomas Laukel

Thomas Laukel (*1977) grew up in Kassel, Germany, and studied classical percussion at the Academy of Music (Hochschule fuer Musik) in Hannover, as well as the University of the Arts (Universitaet der Kuenste), Berlin, and the Orchestra Academy of the "Staatskapelle", Berlin. His extensive orchestral experience includes playing in orchestras such as the Staatstheater, Kassel, Aaltotheater, Essen, and the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin. Since 2005, he has been based in Leipzig, playing primarily chamber music in the unusual combination of flute and marimba/ vibraphone (duo-melange), and performing in a number of bands. He teaches at the "Ottmar Gerster Musik- und Kunstschule" of the greater region of Leipzig as head of the drums and percussion department. He is director of the percussion ensemble for which he has composed various works over the last few years.
Eine kleine Schrottmusik

Nils Rohwer

born 1965, completed a performance diploma in percussion at the Academy of Music in Detmold, Germany, before subsequently concentrating on mallets and drum kit. In 1993, he founded the "Drums Unlimited" percussion school. He has composed numerous works for percussion, chamber ensemble, orchestra and film. For over 20 years, he has been the "vibes" in the renowned duo "Piano meets vibes".
DRUM Play-Alongs
Double Bass Drumming
Four Seasons

Denis Stilke

Denis Stilke studied drums in Berlin, Germany and Boston, Massachusetts (Berklee College of Music) with Ed Uribe, Gary Chaffee, among others. His musical versatility is documented on over twenty CD‘s, including his album “in pieces“ on which he performs his own works with the Denis Stilke Quartet. In addition to teaching, he has been performing in Berlin and on tour with an array of theater and musical productions such as Mass (L.Bernstein), Highlights of Broadway, ”Europäische Kulturwerkstatt”, and as a freelance musician with the Hub Hildenbrand Trio, Bayon (Weltmusikpreis 2010), Marianne Rosenberg, Joachim Gies, Tarme, Saal Drei. feat. Bobo, and many other artists.
Denis: ”My main goal is to get the world to groove!“
For more information, see Denis Stilke

Snare Talk
Snare Time
Snare Walk

Dietrich Woehrlin

Certified instrumental teacher drummer and multi-percussionist Dietrich Woehrlin studied at the "Musicians Institute" in Los Angeles and the "Hanns Eisler" Music Academy, Berlin, known today as the "JIB" (Jazz Institute Berlin). Lengthy study trips through West Africa and Latin America further enhanced his musical and cultural knowledge. Dietrich has been teaching at the "JIB" from 1997 to 2007 and at the Academy for Music and Theatre in Rostock since 1998. His principal fields are African, Latin and Brazilian drums/percussion and body percussion. He also holds seminars in Methods/Didactics, literature study and teaching practice. He is internationally in demand as a teacher, lecturer, workshop leader, author, composer, studio musician, drummer and percussionist. Dietrich Woehrlin
Rhythm & Body Percussion