- Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA: Master of Music
- University of Denver, Denver, CO: Bachelor of Music & Performance Certificate
- Suzuki Pedagogy Certification: Every Child Can, Books 1-8
- Principal Teachers: Andres Cardenes, Linda Wang, and Mary West
Bethany’s multifaceted performance and teaching career has taken her around the globe, including Austria, Iceland, Central America, and Spain. She has held tenured positions with Albany Symphony, Vista Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra of Indian Hill), West Virginia Symphony, Youngstown Symphony and the Santo Domingo Music Festival Orchestra (Dominican Republic). Additionally, she has performed with artists such as Josh Groban, Ben Folds, the Transiberian Orchestra, and as a substitute with Minnesota Orchestra and Portland Symphony.
Bethany’s teaching career of over eighteen years includes traditional lessons, the Suzuki Method and an occasional fiddle tune for some extra fun! She currently is on faculty at Groton Hill Music Center and formerly served as faculty and the Suzuki Director at the Concord Community Music School. An experienced chamber music coach and orchestra teacher, she has led ensembles and group classes at the Lamont Pre-College Academy (Denver), the Mounds View School District Summer Orchestra Program (St. Paul, MN), Sewickley Academy (Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh Music Academy, Groton Hill’s Ayer Shirley After School Program and in Panama through the Orchestra of the Americas. As a lover of many genres, she enjoys fiddling in the American and Irish style. When not performing or teaching, Bethany can be found with a cup of coffee and a good book, hiking mountains, or learning something new.
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