Violinist (LMM Alumni of Ashmole Primary school)
Betania was one of the first violinists to take part in London Music Masters’ Pathways programme, providing her with musical training under Itzhak Rashkovsky. She now studies under a full music scholarship to James Allen’s Girls’ School and also attends the Royal College of Music Junior Department every Saturday. Having played in the past for National Children’s Orchestra, Chineke! Junior Orchestra and South London Youth Orchestra, and a recipient of an Award for Young Musicians, Betania is fast becoming an excellent violinist.
“I love being able to perform and express my emotions in a performance, and I am proud of being able to play to such an extent that I was accepted into the Royal College of Music’s Junior Department for September 2014. Music has given me self-esteem and the confidence to express my feelings and opinions. It has also helped me to excel in my academic studies, and it has developed my social skills. LMM has taught me so much about being a musician since I started learning to play the violin at the age of 5. I am here now because of what LMM has done, and as an alumna, LMM continues to give me support.” – Betania