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For the first time since forming the Russ Becker Woodwind Studio in 1990, I am not offering regularly scheduled lessons for the fall and winter of 2018/2019.  I am, instead, taking a bit of a sabbatical from teaching to work on some exciting new projects for the future.  Please see my Teaching Studio page for details and referrals.

I continue to perform as the Russ Becker/Stephen Roane Duo with my long time musical friend and colleague, guitarist/bassist Stephen Roane.  Following the recording of our latest album, Music Of and Inspired By John Coltrane, we have been concertizing, and are already planning our next recording project.  For more information about our Duo, please visit the Performance and Ensembles page, and check out our numerous albums on my Recordings Page.

Though taking a brief hiatus this fall in my role as clarinetist with the trio, The Flying Particles, I look forward to recommencing with them in the future and will miss this season's performances.  I will keep everyone informed about their important events and additional recording output.  Please see the Recordings page to check out our albums.

I have become one of many artists over the last several years to become an active supporter of the organization, Artists for World Peace.  This Middletown, CT based non-profit has directly helped the social, educational, and medical needs of less fortunate and struggling people locally, nationally and internationally.  Musicians, painters, sculptors, potters, jewelry makers, dancers, poets, actors, storytellers, and authors have donated their time and talents towards funding the incredible projects-founder and director Wendy Black Nasta and her tireless staff of volunteers take on. Please visit to check out all that they do and upcoming events they sponsor.  I am offering two incredible music albums in exchange for a small donation to Artists For World Peace. Please go to my Recordings Page for details.

If you are interested in engaging me as soloist, duo, ensemble, or for inquiries for the commissioning of new music or arrangements, please just get in touch and I will respond promptly.

I thank you for visiting and hope to hear from you.  It would be even better to see you at a live music event in the future.

Thanks for supporting the artists and arts in our community.


"The Duo"

The Duo of Russ Becker and Steve Roane are available for events, festivals, concerts, programs and private parties where fine music is appreciated.

Whether it be jazz, blues and standards at a pub or private party with guitar and clarinet or our unique originals and arrangements in concert settings with a wide variety of string and woodwind instruments. 
"The Duo" has become a favorite of discerning listeners and music lovers.  Click on  Performance & Ensembles  and Calendar for bookings and upcoming events.  Our recordings are available for sale on the Recordings page.

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Russ Becker

Instrumentalist, Composer, Teacher

Russ Becker Woodwind Studio

13 Post Office Square

Clinton, CT 06413

p.  860-664-9238






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H.S. yearbook
Stamford, CT 1971

Stamford, CT 1971

Songbird Yellow
Songbird Yellow

"Last Songbird"

For Clarinet Quartet
by Russ Becker

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