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pianist , composer

Gustave Louis Becker, American pianist, composer. Member New York Music Teachers Association (president 1911-1912), National Music Teachers Association, Piano Teachers Congress, National Association American Composers and Condrs., Associate Music Teachers League (past president).

Background

Becker, Gustave Louis was born on May 22, 1861 in Richmond, Texas, United States. Son of Francis Louis and Maria A. T. (Langhammer) Becker.

Education

Began study of music under father (a bandmaster), and continued in Europe under Moszkowski, Scharwenka, other masters.

Career

; 1 daughter, Beatrice L. Married second, Fanny Granger Dow, February 11, 1911 (deceased). Children—Valeska Granger and Don Verdi (twins), Richard Quentin.

Settled in New York City 1881. Head musical department Hasbrouck Institute, Jersey City, 1891-1913. Director American Progressive Piano School, since 1914.

Gave course in music at Columbia University, summer 1912.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Requisites of Musicianship, 1911. A Graded Course for Piano, 1913. Accuracy in Piano Playing, 1915.

      Normal Course for Piano Teachers, 1919. Also a number of vocal and instrumental compositions. Lecturer on musical subjects.

      Has served as judge of music contests, National Music League, Music Education League, National Federal of Music Clubs, etc. Holder copyright on A Complete Musical Alphabet. Studio: 1050 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City 25.

Membership

Member New York Music Teachers Association (president 1911-1912), National Music Teachers Association, Piano Teachers Congress, National Association American Composers and Condrs., Associate Music Teachers League (past president). Clubs: Andiron, Bohemian (New York City).

Connections

Married May B. Lamberton, June 20, 1894 (divorced 1911).; married second, Fanny Granger Dow, February 11, 1911 (deceased). Children: Valeska Granger and Don Verdi (twins), Richard Quentin.

father:
Francis Louis Becker

mother:
Maria A. T. (Langhammer) Becker

spouses:
May B. Lamberton

Fanny Granger Dow

children:
Valeska Granger and Don Verdi Becker (twins)

Richard Quentin Becker