Chime Soloist

In 1971 Betty was invited to participate in a handbell choir. Being naive about this form of music at the time, she asked, "What's a handbell?" She quickly fell in love with playing them. Having been provided with the gift of a set of hand chimes in 1986, she taught herself to solo and made arrangements to play in a few nursing homes, little realizing that would grow into a ministry that spans the globe. She has started and conducted a number of Handbell/Chime choirs throughout the years.

In addition to sharing her music across America, Betty regularly provides programs in nursing homes and Senior Centers, plays for church worship services, women's retreats, civic groups and conventions as well as for the City of Hope regularly and various American Cancer Society functions. Her music is used in a variety of settings for many different types of functions internationally.

As a result of her writing and music ministry, she has received a number of honors such as many "Certificates of Appreciation" as well as being included in the International Biographical Centre's Outstanding Musicians of the 20th Century. She has been listed in several categories of Marquis Who's Who, including in America and the World for many years.

Betty has served as a Youth Missionary and has been active within the church since early childhood. In addition to making a full repertoire of solo ringing sheet music available, she has three CD albums of her choirchime music available through Jeffers Handbell Supply (800) JHS-BELL and is the author of several books as well as numerous published short stories. She is a caring person with a passion for touching the lives of others.

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