Instructor profile

Bethany Wigtil

Viola / Violin


What do you love about music?

I love that music brings people together and is a way to express a wide range of emotions.

Who is your favorite artist?

It changes often and I’m always excited to listen to new music and add a new favorite to my list!

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

Debussy & Ravel String Quartets - Emerson String Quartet
Tchaikovsky & Dvorak String Serenades - Berlin Philharmonic
1989 - Taylor Swift
Woman King - Iron & Wine
Mmhmm - Relient K

Do you play in a band or currently perform?

I am in a duo called Parallel Souls with my partner who is a drummer/percussionist.


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Bethany Wigtil is originally from Tucson, AZ and for as long as she can remember, music has been part of her life. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Arizona. During Bethany’s career as an orchestra teacher in Arizona, she successfully grew multiple programs, led groups to earn Superior Ratings at festivals, and conducted an Honor Orchestra. As a performer, she enjoys playing in various small group endeavors on viola and violin, and she loves playing at weddings. When she is not making music, Bethany enjoys exploring outside, reading, traveling, and eating delicious food.