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Robert Breithaupt

Robert Breithaupt

Brushes - Solving the Mystery for the Student AND the Teacher

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Robert Breithaupt - Biographical Information

Robert Breithaupt is considered one of today’s leaders in percussion education. He is Professor of Music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Since 1978, Breithaupt has developed one of the most recognized undergraduate percussion programs in the United States, producing students that are successful in performing, teaching and the music industry. He is the author of The Complete Percussionist, the DVD Snare Drum Basics, presents clinics and seminars worldwide, is past-president of the Percussive Arts Society, and is a board member of the Jazz Education Network and The Sessions.

In decades of concerts and tours, Breithaupt has appeared in diverse solo, group, and orchestral settings and has appeared with a virtual “Who’s Who” of great jazz talents, as well as performing with over 100 orchestras throughout the world.  

Breithaupt is an artist/endorser for the Yamaha Corporation, Sabian, Ltd., and Remo, Inc.; he has his own signature drum stick line, produced by Innovative Percussion.  As a businessman, Breithaupt was one of the founders of Columbus Pro Percussion and was its vice-president for twenty-five years. He is president of RBMusic, Inc., a musical contracting and consulting firm.

The recipient of numerous honors, Breithaupt has received Bowling Green State University’s Outstanding Graduate Award, the Yamaha Legacy Award, and participated in the prestigious Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders in the Arts, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business