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


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~


224-209-0190 [email protected]

Education / Training

1998-2003Weavers MusicElgin, 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.

2001-2004Village MusicDundee, 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 Magazines, Betcha Cant 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

Joe Becker