I have lived in Auburn 30 years. For twenty of those years I taught piano lessons at home as well as Music Appreciation at Southern Union State Community College and Auburn University. My BFA degree in piano performance was earned at the University of Georgia and my Masters in Music Education at Auburn University.
I grew up in a house where everyone played the piano. Before I could go down the street for formal lessons, my aunt Wenonah wrote the letter names for notes in a book of familiar nursery songs. The very first time I sat at Mrs. Sappington’s studio piano I was hooked. It wasn’t just the tunes that thrilled me but the deciphering of all those squiggly line and dots that kept my mind busy. To this day I still enjoy learning new music and solving all kinds of puzzles.
During college in Athens, Georgia, I began teaching piano and continued until 2010 when I retired to enjoy grandchildren and traveling. With one set of grands living in Vermont and the other now adults, I started looking for some activity that would fill my days with stimulation and satisfaction.
Over the last three decades my memory of taking a BETAR ride in the mountains of North Georgia surfaced at regular intervals. Every ten years or so I requested information about the equipment which kept my idea for sharing BETAR with others simmering. Six months ago I made a decision to establish a business offering the BETAR experience in the Auburn area. I am convinced that all who come for a ride will feel the benefits immediately. My objective is to provide a comfortable atmosphere and competent assistance for anyone seeking a peaceful path toward more relaxed living.
My first recorded song was ‘God Bless America’ just after 9/11 when I was 4 years old. I have been performing for family, friends, church congregations and audiences ever since. Singing is my passion and my calling.
During elementary, middle and high school in La Grange, Georgia, I sang in Young Singers, St. Mark’s choir, and La Fayette Singers. I enjoyed singing with my school choirs and frequently was a featured soloist. I will graduate soon with a BA in music from Auburn University where I am a member of the Chamber Choir and the Opera Workshop.
Music has always been a life saver and a place of refuge for me. It is a great pleasure to be embarking on a path to share the therapeutic qualities of BETAR with others. I believe the experience we offer will bring peace and solace to those who come our way.