Founder + Leader
With a profound passion for all things music, Becca Schultz founded Vesper School of Music in 2015 and is currently its Director. She has taught music full time since moving to Portland in 2007.
After beginning piano lessons at age 5, Becca went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz and Classical Piano Performance with honors from Portland State University. While at PSU she studied with Portland greats Darrell Grant, Lisa Marsh, Brian Ward and Mary Kogen. Becca received the Leadership in Undergraduate Research Award at PSU which allowed her to pursue her interest in Body Mapping and piano pedagogy more deeply. Through this grant she published her research in the book "Coordinate Movement Curriculum for the Piano". Over the last decade Becca has developed the unique curriculum used at Vesper to reflect her holistic teaching philosophy.
As a performing artist, Becca toured extensively with choral folk-rock band Ages and Ages in the US, Europe and Canada. She frequently accompanies dance, choir and musical theater. In 2012 Becca released Terrain, her debut solo record of original piano compositions. Her second solo album, Prisma, is due out in 2019. Since 2013 she has been a part of the non-profit Piano. Push. Play. Also an avid studio musician, Becca's playing has been featured on a number of records.
In addition to music, Becca enjoys traveling, woodworking, visual art, hiking, learning foreign languages and dance. She served on the Board of Directors of the Belmont Area Business Association for 2018 and is currently their Marketing and Communications Coordinator.