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Betsy Bruzzese, Bloom Faden-Qureshi

Profile Updated: May 16, 2022
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Baldwin Place, NY USA
(Retired) pianist, teacher, Recreation therapist and Addictions therapist
Benjamin 1983
Carol 1984
Yes! Attending Reunion
School Story

Due to my emotional irregularity / life circumstances, I dropped out of Oberlin twice Oberlin was very generous and encouraging. I dropped out a 3rd time. Throughout / life changes, I hustled as performer and accompanist Taught full schedule privately about 3 years also was accompanist for Dance Department at Douglass/ Rutgers ( was recommended by one of my teachers at Oberlin. The marriage to Bloom ended, and Oberlin took me back again.
I lasted nearly one more semester
I went back to NYC and Brooklyn. I taught at the Roosa School and
Diller Quaile Was a regular at Joseph Marx’ music Salon Married Faden and had Ben and Carol. In addition to the hustle, I worked as a Board member for both the Adamant Music School in Vermont and the Brooklyn Heights Orchestra, as Librarian, cellist and other positions, as needed. I organized a Brooklyn Heights Musical House tour

Created a program camp/ school program for community’s children and students of faculty concert artists Was awarded several grants, including Vermo t Council on the Arts …. Went back to school when Faden divorced me My every means, Igor B. S. Music. Then entered CUNY Lehman College took every training in fields of Recreation (therapeutic branch) I worked )and had the children throughout). My jobs were Activities Diecor any nursing homes, and graduate internship in Psych at Four Winds Hospital. Did a special report for Westchester Office on Aging.
As Recreation Therapist, CTRS and Addictions Therapist CASAC. I worked at Yonkers General/St. John’sRiverside Hospital, then Bronx James J. Peter’s VA Medical Center (love our Veteran). Much program Development) (earlier, also coordinated and directed Volunteers Dep’t). Many … CEUs and some specialty certs). For most of these years, I played organ for church services If I had the patience needed, I could
bring ‘you’ over the boredom cliff.
I couldn’t have done so much without the Oberlin encouragement and generous support of Faden (even though he divorced me 🌷

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