Bio

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My name is Betsy Stern. I’m a professional musician. I grew up performing music with my dad, who was a pianist and composer and taught me a huge repertoire from many styles.

I’ve played music all my life, starting on piano when I was two and switching to guitar when I was six. I also studied clarinet, Jazz drums, classical voice, and double bass. Growing up, I also played banjo and ukulele. I now play mostly guitar, double bass, and I sing. I play a wide range of styles, from Acoustic Blues to Jazz, Folk, French, World, Americana, and more. I play mostly solo and am also in a duo.

I’m a third-generation Berkeleyan and have also lived in England and France. A graduate of UC Berkeley, I started college at 16 at Mills College, where I completed an internship in Music Therapy, working with terminally ill children and mentally ill adults. I am so grateful to be able to share the power of music in so many settings and with so many people.

Frankie and Johnny

Traditional.