Mara Sofia da Rocha Bettencourt is an Educator & Singer-songwriter. She was born in Terceira island, in the Azores, Portugal.
Mara has over 12 years of experience as an educator. She has worked in private and public schools PreK - Adult and enjoys teaching, mentoring, coaching, tutoring 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!
Mara writes, composes, records, and performs original songs in different languages. She began to write songs at 15 years old. 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 performs solo and performs and collaborates with other musicians and producers.
She owns and operates Bettencourt Music Studio/Bettencourt Academy since 2000, where she teaches/mentors/coaches and tutors students and offers Music & Languages lessons/classes/workshops in: Voice, Piano, Guitar, ESL, Portuguese & Spanish in-person and online.
If you'd like to book a lesson/class/workshop, private performance, or private session, please use the contact page.
MM in Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement - University of Michigan
BPS in Interdisciplinary Music Studies - Berklee College of Music
Cert. in Voice Technique and Musicianship - Berklee College of Music
Lic. Spanish Teacher - MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Lic. Preschool Teacher - MA Department of Early Education and Care
Cert. English Teacher to Speakers of other Languages - World TESOL Academy
Cert. Master Life Coach - American Union of NLP