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Biography – Bill Becker

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Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music (Piano) 1982
    California State University, Sacramento
  • Student of Dr. Richard Carpenter

Professional Membership & Leadership

  • 2017 State Convention Chair – Santa Clara Hyatt Regency Hotel, Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC)
  • State Board of Directors, Music Teachers’ Association of California (2013-2015)
  • 2013 Founding Teacher with Royal Conservatory of Music, Sacramento Region (RCM)
  • 2013 State Convention Chair-Santa Clara Hyatt Regency Hotel,
    Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC)
  • 2011 State Convention Chair-Oakland, MTAC
  • President, Sacramento County Branch of MTAC (2007-2009)
  • Director, MTAC, Sacramento County Branch (2009 – 2011)
  • Regional Chair (Sacramento), National Piano Teachers Guild (NPTG) (2009 – 2010)
  • Active member of the the Sacramento County Branch, MTAC, since 1982
  • Active member of the National Piano Teachers Guild since 2004
  • Member: The American Guild of Organists (AGO) since 2009

Community Involvement

  • Mr. Becker is a freelance pianist/organist within various faith communities in the Sacramento area, providing accompaniment for choirs and congregational singing.

About the Teacher

  • Private Teacher of Piano since 1982
  • Mr. Becker resides with his wife of more than 35 years in Fair Oaks.

Professional Goals

  • Promote musical literacy.
  • Instill a passion for learning.
  • Develop musicianship through study of theory, technique, ear-training, and sight-reading.
  • Study literature of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist/Early 20th Century, and Contemporary periods, as well as, all styles of music, including hymns, jazz, and pop.
  • Prepare students for public performance in formal and casual settings.
  • Have fun.