Santa Clara, CA, 95050
Subjects Taught Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trumpet, Ukulele
When you’ve enjoyed the benefits of playing music like I have, you want to share that knowledge with the world. While you’re reading about my journey of music, enjoy some of my recent work at www.soundcloud.com/jason-becker-5.
My path began by studying advanced music theory, including Symphonic, Classical, Broadway, and Jazz composition. I have been playing trumpet for 14 years, guitar/ukulele/bass for 9, and keyboard has snuck into the mix somewhere along the way. Directed by Bill Wagner, my school’s music department won state championships 3 consecutive years.
As a T.A., I was responsible for making sure all trumpet players were proficient in music comprehension. We competed in countless competitions and festivals in California, traveled the world, and won several awards. I played with Jimmy Clirie, John Cross, and Maynard Fergusson; toured in Austria, Germany, Canada, Nevada, and NYC; competed in the Reno Jazz Festival 3 years, and played at Carnegie Hall,...