Trained under the Suzuki method, Bethany Houghton began playing cello at the age of four.  From this point she has committed her life to music.  Through her teen years she gained orchestral experience by playing with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and the North York Philharmonic to name a few.  She is an accomplished music teacher in both classical strings and traditional style music.   Earning the reputation as one of the primary string music teachers in the Haliburton area.  Her students range in ages from 4 to 95.  She is capable of teaching most stringed instruments but specializes in Cello, Violin, Viola, Mandolin, Music Theory, Group Ensemble Training and Voice Training.    Bethany also teaches throughout the summer at the Haliburton School of the Arts.  Her courses include Stringed Instrument Immersion for Beginner and Intermediate levels and instrument construction classes. 

Along with teaching Bethany is also a luthier, specializing in the art of building and repairing cellos, violas and violins.  Her most recent commission was a stand up 7/8th size bass which included an intricate wood carving of an iguana crawling on top of the scroll. 

Bethany is a well established figure in the music community both as a performer and a committee member of the Haliburton Folk Society.  She has performed on many studio recordings including Carl Dixon's recent release of "Snow".  She plays with many local bands including 'The Moontones', a 3 piece band covering many of the "Shmaltzy" oldtime jazz standards. Bethany is often called upon to play weddings and community events.










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