Ever since Bette started to play the flute in 4th grade, music has been an important part of her life. She studied privately until she graduated from high school. Throughout the years she has continued her studies and played in various community bands and orchestras. She did put the flute down for long periods of time but continued to feel the need to pick it back up, study privately and participate in community groups or share her gift with senior care communities.
In 2014, she decided it was time to pick it back up and continue the journey. She joined The Payson Session, an Irish Session group in her home town, to get her back in the practice mode and have fun with some very upbeat music.
A video link to some of the Irish Session music can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTlhFLuc7a4.
You can also listen to some mp3 files by following the links below.
Bette had a wonderful opportunity to play with Arvel Bird and his wife Kimberly at a recent Summer Solstice Flute School during the Stars Performance Night. A link to a video taken with her cell phone is shown below.