Stephen Becker
Brooklyn, NY
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Stephen Becker

Stephen B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Piano is the Number 1 most important foundational instrument - everyone should learn at least a little. I will introduce you to the piano, so that you can play scales, chords, songs, and have the tools to continue playing and exploring the instrument on your own.

About Stephen B.

Hi! I'm Steve - a dual-degree graduate from Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio with a BM in Jazz Studies and a BA in English. I spend most of my time performing and composing music on guitar, bass, drums, and piano, specializing in a range of musical styles that include indie/alternative rock, traditional/modern jazz, funk/soul, and samba/bossa nova, but the list goes on. Generally speaking, I love song-writing and improvisation, and finding ways to combine the two.

I am classically trained, meaning I have a strong background in music theory, standard notation, ear training. I also have studio experience, having recorded albums with a number of different artists and bands, as well as tons of experience in home recording on Pro Tools and Ableton.

Above all, I try to teach the life lessons and values that come with studying music: Self Confidence, Critical Thinking, Creativity. Musical skills are life skills than translate to any and every field.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Sep 2019 - Present

Park Slope Music

Private in-home lessons for kids of all ages, primarily teaching the Music Color Method.

Oberlin Conservatory Private Lesson Instructor
Sep 2011 - May 2015

Oberlin College

Private Lessons in Jazz and Song Writing with Oberlin College and Conservatory students.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Sep 2011 - May 2015

Oberlin College

Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance
Sep 2010 - May 2015

Oberlin Conservatory

Diploma
Sep 2004 - May 2010

Brentwood School High School

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Creativity and Leadership Grant
Jan 2013

Oberlin College

Oberlin Conservatory Initiative Grant Supporting Imagination and Excellence CIGSIE
Jan 2013

Oberlin Conservatory

Julie Taymor Grant
Jan 2013

Oberlin College

Honors in Jazz Studies
May 2010

Brentwood School

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