WINNSBORO — The U.S. Copyright Office of the Library of Congress of the United States recently issued Copyright Certificates of Registration to William Jason Maurer for music compositions he created and recorded.
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the Laws of the United States (Title 17, US Code) to the author or creator of the original work of authorship, including musical and intellectual works. Copyrighting music compositions, both written and recorded, insures that no one can copy the music composition, nor can they attempt to make a profit, without the author’s permission.
Maurer studied music in Columbia and at the age of 18, received a music scholarship to The University of Miami in Miami, Fla., where he pursued the advanced study of music with an emphasis on bass and jazz.
Maurer plays several instruments, including bass, guitar, upright bass, acoustic, mandolin, and piano.
He spends most of his time practicing and composing music on various instruments — mostly guitar and piano — and he’s working on a couple of new songs. One song is country and one is jazz. Maurer also loves teaching.
He added he always find time for teaching, because he thoroughly enjoys providing private lessons that will enable a student to play an instrument with strings.
“Teaching and enabling others to achieve is very rewarding,” Maurer said.
Maurer has taught students at all age levels, ranging from students at the elementary and middle school levels to older, senior adults, as well as students with varying ability levels.