With a choice of Medieval, Celtic, Electric or Pedal Harp Betsy offers a wide variety of musical styles for all occasions. Although her specialty is Early Music, particularly music of the Renaissance period, she also enjoys playing arrangements of sacred and popular music. Betsy is a student of Phyllis Ensher-Peters and Ellen Tepper.
Betsy has performed at weddings, funerals, dinners, receptions, and in a variety of church settings. In addition, she works regularly with nursing homes and retirement centers, where she provides harp music for residents, especially in assisted living and Alzheimer’s units.
As a Certified Clinical Musician (CCM), Betsy works in hospitals and hospice settings to provide harp therapy to aid in relaxation and improve the quality of life for patients.
As a performer, Betsy works with the Tri-County Performing Arts Center (Pottstown, PA) and with the Tapestry Historic Dance Company. She has provided period appropriate music and danced in costume for the Renaissance, Baroque, Colonial, Regency, and Civil War eras. She has also performed in the pit band for musicals.
Combining her knowledge of stress-reduction techniques and music, Betsy works with Kathy Gracenin to present “Music, Movement and Meditation” retreats around the country. In addition, she provides Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy™ (VAHT); see www.harptherapy.com for more details on this exciting new application of harp music.
Whatever your needs, Betsy will make your event a day to remember! Check her website for more details, listen to samples of "Rose" here, and watch for her next CD, scheduled for release in early 2010!