Teaches: Violin, Viola, beginning Cello, Discovery Fiddle/Violin
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that students can achieve success in a positive and safe learning environment. Knowing how to practice can be the most important lesson a student can learn. Playing an instrument should be fun and I hope my students develop a life-long appreciation for all types of music.
Greatest Music Influences: My high school violin and viola teacher, who instilled in me a passion for playing my instrument and performing in orchestra. I love Mozart and Haydn string quartets!
When I’m not making music: skiing, hiking, and traveling.
Favorite place in Maine: Pemaquid Point
Bio: Bethany is classically trained in violin and viola, and she taught elementary and middle school orchestra for the past nine years before moving to Maine. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Music Education and later completed a Master’s Degree from Boston University.
Bethany loves teaching strings, including violin, viola, and cello, for students of all ages and abilities. She has experience teaching private lessons, youth orchestras, and various chamber music groups.
In the summers, Bethany is the music librarian for New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine where she also performs with the faculty orchestra on viola throughout the camp season. Freshly transplanted from Connecticut, Bethany is looking forward to living in Maine year-round!