Beth is delighted to turn moonlighting as a musician into a second career as the new Early Childhood Music Educator for Apple Tree Arts. Crawling around on the floor with preschoolers and shaker eggs is the most fun she’s had in years! Beth’s participation in Ukulele 101 in 2017 took her from struggling to strum a G chord to playing with both the Grafton Ukulele Musicians and Shukulele. Last year, Beth performed on renaissance guitar–it’s tuned like a ukulele–with the early music ensemble Seven Times Salt (, and had her first paying gig playing English Country Dance tunes at a private party this past summer.

A theatre geek from ‘way back, Beth’s two-decade span of theatrical productions includes the starring role in How The Grinch Stole Christmas (she was 7 and memorized the entire play), the middle bush in Tom Jones in high school (she was shrouded behind chicken wire and fake foliage), and the role of Tess in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig with the Georgetown Theatre Workshop. Most recently, she performed in B’nai Tikvah Sings Broadway, a fundraiser revue for a south shore synagogue. Beth has also pulled curtains, run a light board, and won an award for set design at the Boston Globe Drama Festival.

Beth’s family thinks she believes life in a musical starring her as she breaks into song frequently, much to their joy/dismay; she still sings her 11-year-old daughter to sleep every night with “Raindrops on Roses” from the Sound of Music and currently sings with the Grafton Community Chorus. Beth credits the late Mrs. Lois Genis of the Danvers MA Public School System with teaching her how to sing.