Joe Becker
2287 Dawson Ln, Algonquin IL, 60102
Instruments: Audio Recording, Composition, Ear Training, Electric Bass, Guitar, Music Business, Musicology, Recording, Theory, Voice
Styles: Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Rock - Alternative, Blues, Other
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience: 32 years
Rate: $40 / hr
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Personal Statement

Lion Music, Chops From Hell and Frontier Publishing recording artist - Morley Pedals and GHS Strings endorsing artist

 Algonquin area
 Private Lessons
 Beginner through Advanced
 32 years experience
 Published in Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitar One, Gitar Plus, Vintage Guitar and Illinois Entertainer Magazines.

 Re-stringing and tuning
 Neck straightening
 Fret leveling, re-crowning and polishing
 Action adjustment
 Pickup installation and adjustment
 Hardware replacement and Custom wiring
 General repairs

~Fender Guitars Certified Luthier~


Education / Training
1998-2003 Weaver’s Music Elgin, IL
Music Teacher / Repair Technician
• Taught beginner to advanced guitar, bass, theory, harmony and composition
• Performed in-store guitar and bass repairs
• Inspection and set-up of instruments before release to the floor
• Continual maintenance of instruments on the floor
• Floor sales – guitar, bass, piano and pro audio
• Moving of Pianos to / from the customer
• Some re-finishing / restoration of pianos, guitars, basses, violins and cellos.

2001-2004 Village Music Dundee, IL
Repair Technician
• Performed in-store guitar, bass and amplifier repairs.

Professional Music experience / Achievements
• 1999-Present - Business manager for Warner Brothers recording artist Jason Becker (no relation).
• 2001 – Present - Recording artist on : Lion Music, Roadrunner (Japan), 34 West, Future Publishing and Joe Becker Music.
• Instructional Release through Chops From Hell
• Writing / Recording bed music for WJKL 94.7 F.M. and 104.3 F.M.
• Writing / Recording soundtrack music for film – Tempe video
• Clinic at Guitar Center El Cerrito, CA with Jason Becker and Cacophony - 2002
• Judge for Guitar Center Arlington Heights, “Guitarmageddon” contest – 2003
• Transcribed music for Guitar World Magazine’s, “Betcha Can’t Play This” - 2004
• Several appearances in Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitar One, Gitar Plus and Vintage Guitar magazines.

• Certified Electric Guitar Technician – Fender Guitars
• Certified Acoustic Guitar Technician – Fender Guitars
• Certified Electronics Technician – Fender Guitars
• Playing Guitar since the age of 4. Also play bass and piano
• Well versed in MIDI, Steinberg Cubase VST and Wavelab

• Fret leveling / re-crowning, Soldering, Component replacements and repairs – (tuners, nuts, pickups, switches, custom wiring, etc.), Neck and action adjustments on electric and acoustic guitars, re-glueing and brace repairs, everything from basic re-string to custom installs to complete restoration of vintage instruments.

• GHS strings and Morley Pedals endorsing artist


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