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 based her career in music education and performance 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 and a minor in Gender Studies with honors from Portland State University. While at PSU she studied with Portland greats Darrell Grant, Lisa Marsh, Brian Ward, Ezra Weiss, 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 that reflects her holistic teaching philosophy.
Becca has played with a number of Portland bands. For several years she toured with choral folk-rock band Ages and Ages in the US, Europe and Canada. As a solo performer, Becca has accompanied vocalists, dancers, musical theater and instrumentalists. Since 2013 she has been an active performing artist with the non-profit Piano. Push. Play. Becca is proud to be represented by the Future Prairie arts collective.
In December 2012 Becca released Terrain, her debut solo record of original piano compositions. Her piano and keyboard playing has been featured on a number of studio recordings. Becca is currently working on her second solo album, Prisma, which will be released in June 2019. Prisma will be released alongside a book of piano sheet music which will be published on Becca's website.
In addition to music, Becca enjoys traveling, woodworking, visual art, hiking, learning foreign languages and dance.