Mara Sofia Da Rocha Bettencourt is a Multilingual Singer-Songwriter and private Music Educator, with a versatile, healing and unique voice. Her early introduction to the performing arts, began in her home island Terceira, in the Azores, Portugal. There, she performed solo at special occasions and with a church music group. She started writing songs at the age of 15 as she spent much of her younger years living and traveling to the U.S.A.
Mara´s multi-cultural background has instilled in her a love for linguistics and she writes and sings songs in a variety of languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French.
Her music is embellished by different emotions, rhythms, sounds, and experiences that have shaped her life. The use of metaphors, nature sounds, different languages and spiritual connotations is very characteristic of her music style.
A versatile vocalist, Mara performs not only solo, but also collaborates with other musicians in a variety of private and public venues. She owns and operates: Bettencourt Music Studio in Beverly, where she offers several personalized music programs.
Credentials: Certified Specialist in Voice Technique and Musicianship, holds and AA-BA in Music, Certified Life Coach, Certified in Music for Wellness, Member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

 
Photo Credit: Eric Frazer Photography

Photo Credit: Eric Frazer Photography