Spring Term 2019
Private Lessons
Theo Halpert
Background, professional training and performance history
Theo Halpert grew up in Eugene and began playing music at the age of 8. The piano was his first love, and influenced him to explore different musical genres and styles very early on in his career.. He created his first compositions at the age of 9, and began playing the drums at 10. Though he calls Eugene his home base, Theo has played music all over the world including France, Amsterdam, Germany and Canada and has toured with varied acts of many different genres.
Theo Halpert is a renowned drummer, percussionist and pianist, who has worked with countless musicians around the Northwest music scene. He is a musician, engineer and producer with experience in Rock, Jazz, Blues, Soul and Latin. Theo received a Bachelor's of Arts from the University of Oregon and now teaches musicians of all ages and experience levels. He has been an integral part in encouraging musicians old and young to find their voice and develop their technique through a personalized and comprehensive teaching style.
Theo is an active recording artist and currently plays with many notable bands, which include Skip Jones and the Spirit of New Orleans, Michael Tracey and the Hi-Tones, Reeble Jar, Woodland and The Motown Revue Band. He has also shared the stage with Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones, Medium Troy and Charlie Musselwhite. Theo has produced and played on many records for regional artists, which can be heard on the radio stations KRVM, and 88.1.
Artist statement and teaching philosophy
“I believe that music has the ability to speak to the soul. It is something so powerful that it can actually change your feelings and emotions for the positive. Music is not just an activity; it is a skill that can help you grow as an individual. It provokes a thoughtfulness and mindfulness that very few other endeavors can provide."
Instruments & classes taught
Theo teaches drums, piano, vibes, percussion.
Theo Halpert teaches these Spring Term 2019 courses:
Music School Registrar
Current Term eDocs
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Weekly Schedule
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