Mara Bettencourt is an multilingual Singer-Songwriter & Educator. She was born in Terceira island, in the Azores, Portugal.
Mara writes, composes, records, and performs original songs in different languages. Her music is described as Romantic and Inspirational with an Eclectic feel. The use of metaphors, nature sounds, different languages and spiritual connotations is very characteristic of her style. She owns and operates Bettencourt Music Studio since 2000, where she teaches: Voice, Piano, Guitar, Songwriting, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Life Coaching.
Mara has over 12 years of experience as an educator. She has worked in private, independent and public schools. She enjoys teaching, leading, guiding, coaching, advising and helping each student succeed! Her life mission is to inspire others to be who they are, and to not be afraid to follow their dreams! She believes that the arts are the most original reflection of our essence, the most powerful tool to inspire self expression and to make the World a better place!
MM in Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement - University of Michigan
BPS in Interdisciplinary Music Studies - Berklee College of Music
Dip. in Humanities - ESPJEA
Lic. Spanish Teacher - MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Cert. English Teacher - World TESOL Academy
Cert. Preschool Teacher - MA Department of Early Education and Care
Cert. in Voice Technique and Musicianship - Berklee College of Music
Cert. Master Life Coach - American Union of NLP