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Mara Bettencourt is an Educator, Singer-songwriter & Author. 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 and enjoys teaching, leading, guiding, coaching, mentoring, 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!

​​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 Music & Languages lessons/classes/workshops in: Voice, Piano, Guitar, ESL, Portuguese & Spanish. 

If you'd like to book a lesson/class/workshop or private performance please use the contact page.



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