Drummer and multi-percussionist Dietrich Wohrlin studied at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles and the Hanns Eisler Music Academy, Berlin, known today as '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 since 1997 and at the Academy for Music and Theatre in Rostock since 1998. His principle 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.