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Bettina Lynne Yost was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where she began playing the violin at the age of 4. She studied with Dorothy Kitchen through high school and played with the DUSS Chamber Orchestra as both a Co-Concertmaster and soloist.  From 2000-2004, she also received many 1st place honors as both a soloist and as part of a chamber ensemble from the DMTA competitions. In addition, Bettina was selected to play at the White House in 1999, and chosen to participate in the GlaxoSmithKline Young Artist Invitational. Bettina attended UNC-CH where she studied under Dr. Richard Luby, and earned her Bachelor's degree in music with a focus on music education.  After her graduation from UNC in 2007, Bettina worked at DUSS and other music schools to gain further teaching experience before  founding the Golden Fiddles Violin Studio in 2011. She currently works with over 40 students weekly through private instruction, Previously, Bettina was the strings teacher at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill where she mentored students from K-12.  In 2022, Bettina expanded her studio bringing on other professionals and former students to share in her love for music. Bettina loves her work as a teacher, and also performs professionally throughout the Triangle. 

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