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Mara Bettencourt is an inspirational 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. Mara has released 2 singles, 1 ep and 1 album, founded MusiCaresforChange with Sofia Pikul, an interactive project that educates others through music, and owns and operates Bettencourt Music Studio since 2000, where she teaches: Voice, Piano, Guitar, Songwriting, Portuguese, Spanish and Life Coaching.

Mara has over 12 years of experience as an educator. She has worked in the private, independent and public school systems. She enjoys teaching, leading, guiding, coaching and advising the new generation, 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, and the most powerful tool to inspire self expression and to make the World a better place!


"The Creator Created Us to Create the Creation that needed to be Created. Create!" - Mara 



MM in Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement - University of Michigan  

BPS in Interdisciplinary Music Studies - Berklee College of Music 

​​​​Dip. in Humanities - ESPJEA

Cert. Teacher - ECC

Cert. in Voice Technique and Musicianship - Berklee College of Music

Cert. in Music for Wellness - Berklee College of Music 

Cert. Master Life Coach - American Union of NLP







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