Betty Howard, a songwriter, musician, and a retired music teacher, was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She started taking piano lessons at the age of 10. During her childhood and adult life, she sang with local church and school choirs in Houston, Texas. Presently, Betty sings soprano with the Foundry United Methodist Church Chancel Choir in Houston, Texas. Betty earned two degrees, Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Education at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. She worked 35 years as a music teacher in the North Forest Independent School District and the Houston Independent School District before retiring in 2004. During her teaching career, she composed original songs and arranged many songs for her kindergarten through twelfth grade students to sing for school and other special programs. Singers like Aretha Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Ray Charles, and Reverend James Cleveland have influenced the music of Betty Howard. She blended elements of the blues, pop, jazz and gospel with some of the songs on her God's Amazing Love gospel CD. Affectionately, Betty stated: I like the blue notes because they add color and flavor to the melody of a song. She described her music as Sweet Gospel with a Touch of the Blues. Making the God's Amazing Love album has been a very rewarding experience for Betty Howard. It is her desire that some of the songs on the CD will help encourage people to develop a personal relationship with God and do everything within t...
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