About Us

Berets Publications specializes in new music and music teaching tools for music educators. 

 

Meet our composers!

Brent Pearson

Brent Pearson

Brent Pearson graduated from Western Washington University in 1997 with a degree in Music Education and Violin Performance. Since 1997 he has directed orchestras at every level in North Thurston Public Schools, and has also served as conductor of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Capital Area Youth Symphony. Mr. Pearson is sought after as as an adjudicator and clinician, and in 2010 he earned his National Board Certification in Music Education. In addition to his skills as an educator, he is an outstanding violinist, playing in the Olympia Symphony since 1997.





John Theine

John Theine

John Theine attended Western Washington University where he received his degree in Music Education in 1999. He has taught band at River Ridge High school and various elementary schools in North Thurston Public Schools since 2000, and has established the school’s jazz band program as well as a Japanese taiko ensemble. Mr. Theine stays active in many community venues with his high school groups as well as running a summer camp for elementary band students. He also performs on trumpet with the Northwest Wind Symphony and the Capital Brass Quintet.





Kyle Hanks

Kyle Hanks

Kyle Hanks is originally from Santa Barbara, California, and began composing at the age of 13. In both 2009 and 2010 he won the C. Keith Birkenfeld Composition Contest sponsored by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, and was mentored by Dr. Samuel Jones, composer-in-residence with the Seattle Symphony. Kyle plans to study composition at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Berets Publications is proud to play a part in the development of this exciting young composer.





Karen Berets

Karen Berets

Karen Berets holds music degrees in oboe from Seattle Pacific University and The University of Washington, and her performance experienced include The Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, and Joffrey Ballet. For the last twenty three years Karen has taught band and orchestra at Evergreen Christian School in Olympia.





Lantz Berets

Lantz Berets

Lantz Berets brings a diverse background to his compositions. A graduate of Western Washington University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he has served as a bassoonist in the United States Air Force Band program and as a Minister of Music. Now in the music retail business, he finds time to compose, play the bassoon, conduct his church choir and orchestra, and conduct the Debut Orchestra of Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia.



lantz@beretspublications.com