Sakae Artist: Christian Hoffe

For his first drumming attempts, Christian performed on the pots and buckets of his parents which got destroyed due to this tremendously. Since his parents considered this as "too expensive" in the long run, they decided to buy a drumset. It was Christian's father, who studied music himself at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen, who gave him his first drumming lessons. Further teachers to be named have been Dietmar Bohne as well as a two-year-term preparation for Christian's music studies with Franz Schutzeichel from the music school of Attendorn. At the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Christian studied music as well as physical education and geography for upper secondary level teaching. During his music studies his main subject has been drumming lessons at Alfred M. Sicking and Dirk Brand. These lessons covered the whole range of percussion instruments (drums, mallets and percussions) as well as directing choirs, orchestras and percussion groups. On 20th June 2007 he finished his subject-related practical exams in his main subject percussion as well as ensemble direction with the final grade A. Due to his studies and performing in several bands and orchestras he turned into a versatile drummer.

At the Ammerland Drumfestival 2008 Christian presented songs and solos of his solo-DVD "Christian Hoffe – Drumming Variations" and played along with top drummers of the national and international drumming scene like the Drumbassadors, Ritmo del Mundo, Marcel Bach, Athanasios Tsoukas und Stephan Emig. Christian started teaching at the age of 18 and works full-time as a professional percussion teacher, studio- and live musician since 2009. He has firm lectureships with the music schools of Attendorn and Lennestadt-Kirchhundem.

In recent years Christian gained a name for himself through several gigs with bands and orchestras as well as workshops and solo performances at the drumset and xylophone. Among regular appearances at music and drum festivals (Ammerland, Olpe...) Christian drummed a solo performance on the main "Agora stage" at the music fair Frankfurt 2014.

Christian is endorsed by Sakae Drums, Masterwork Cymbals, Agner Swiss Drumsticks und Ahead Amor Cases!


Christian's Set-Up

Almighty Series

Select, 6 ply North American Maple shells. Heavier lugs help to focus vibration and sound transmission to the shell edge. Cradle Mounting System for tone isolation.

  • Ocean finish
  • 20 x 18 Bass drum
  • 10 x 7 Tom
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 12 Floor tom
  • 16 x 14 Floor tom
  • 13 x 7 bubinga snare

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