"But Bascom's greatest achievement isn't the heights she's soared - but the wings she's given others.
"I've met so many talented people," said Bascom. "I know how it feels to use your gift, and I'm just honored to have a gift."
Bernadette developed a program at Skyview Junior High School, leading the Northshore Music Project. It's a big hit - a special learning experience for all of her students. "It takes teamwork, confidence, self-esteem compassion...you just don't know what gift people have by looking at them," she says. Bernadette feels music has no boundaries, and she gives every student a chance to shine.
Still performing outside of school and teaching, Bernadette knows where her heart lies, where the rhythm lives. Teaching students the art of performing, engaging, singing, expressing and embracing is her goal whether they are young beginners or advanced adults.