Beth Ray

pianist, teacher, singer/songwriter

Performing

Beth has given several concerts on piano in the past few years to benefit worthwhile causes in her community. She gave a house concert in Amery in May, 2016 with other local string musicians. Beth enjoys playing the cello and has performed with a string quartet in River Falls. She recently joined the St. Croix Valley Orchestra playing cello. Beth offers musical programs in local nursing homes, either leading sing-a-longs or playing the piano or accordian. Beth plays the native american flute for certain occasions and she sings in church services, weddings, folk concerts and at the Farmer's Market in Amery. Beth is grateful for her musical gifts and believes they are to be shared to uplift and to benefit others.

Biography

Beth Leann Ray is a pianist and singer/songwriter who recently moved to Amery, WI after living and teaching piano in River Falls, WI for the past 35 years. She graduated from Lawrence University in 1974 with a degree in Vocal Music Eduation. In 1993 she received a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Minnesota. She has continued performing and teaching piano since college and started writing original vocal songs around 2000. She released her first album, "Free to Fly" in 2004 and her second, "Kinni River Calling" in 2011. She has learned to play a few more instuments in the past few years: cello, accordian, organ and native american flute. She is the mother of three grown children and has two grandchildren. Her gentle music expresses heartfelt messages which she hopes will touch, heal and inspire others.

Teaching

Beth has been a piano teacher in River Falls, WI since 1976 and now teaches in Amery, WI. She started teaching piano after graduating from Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Music in 1974 and went on to complete her Masters degree in piano performance from the University of Minnesota in 1993. She continues to perform and accompany in Amery and is an organist at First Lutheran Church.

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Recordings

Beth has released two albums.

Free to Fly


Freedom
I Give My Life
A Neverending Night
A Mother's Love
Who Do I Belong To
All It Takes
Yearning
Kaleidoscope
Magic Man
How Did I Know
Love Without Attachment
Waters
Waiting
Pearls of Grace
The Lady's Prayer
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Kinni River Calling


Be the Love
Butterflies
The Man in the Window
Kinni River Calling
Don't Hide Your Soul
Quiet Rain
Picture of Perugia
In the Cinquaterra
Comfort
Filled With Grace
Little Butternut Lake
Loving What Is
Woman of the Lake
Wash My Spirit
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