Gabe began his musical studies in 2001 at American River College in Sacramento, CA. After receiving a student scholarship for guitar performance, he studied jazz guitar with Kurt Shiflet, and classical guitar with Brandon Yip. He went on to study classical guitar at California State University, Sacramento with Dr. Richard Savino. Upon returning to CSUS for his graduate degree, Gabe studied guitar in master classes with guitarists; Angel Romero, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Jason Vieaux and many others.
As well as performing, Gabe has a passion for bringing the guitar to life in the hands of his students.
In the Becker Guitar Studio, Gabe’s students have gone on to receive top prizes in competitions, including the 2010 regional American String Teacher’s Association (ASTA) Guitar Competition, and some have been accepted to collegiate music programs such as: Pepperdine University, CSU-Sacramento, and American River College.
Currently Mr. Becker directs and teaches privately at the Becker Guitar Studio, and performs classical guitar in the greater Sacramento, CA area. As well, he teaches with the Arts in Corrections Program at CSP-Sacramento.