Bethaney began violin at the age of 9 in the public schools. She continued with orchestra all through her grade school years. During her junior year of high school, Bethaney was a recipient of a private lesson scholarship, to begin learning how to play Viola. In her senior year of high school, Bethaney auditioned for NAU on violin and viola. She was offered a full scholarship to study viola with Jacquelyn Schwandt at NAU. Bethaney received her Bachelor of Arts in Viola performance in May 2011 from Northern Arizona University. While studying at NAU, Bethaney worked as a general music teacher at a charter school in Flagstaff, AZ, as well as performed with the Flagstaff Symphony and Verde Valley Sinfonietta. Her performance experience has taken her all over the world, Russia, China, Austria, Germany, Australia and more. Her travels were with her High School orchestra and with the Phoenix Youth Symphony, where she played violin. Bethaney began a Saturday morning orchestra program with American Leadership Academy in 2010. After graduating from NAU she took a full time position with the school as a K-8 music teacher. In addition to teaching a middle school orchestra, she also successfully taught a middle school choir and K-5 general music. An experience in all of the arts is what Bethaney lives for. Not only is music a passion in her life, she also is actively doing photography and dancing. She enjoys sharing what she loves to do, and strives to teach a well rounded full education in music.