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. She began to write songs when she was 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. 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 and Spanish.
Mara has over 12 years of experience working both in private and public schools. 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