Elizabeth (Betty) McBurney holds bachelor and masters degrees in music, and is a former flutist with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Maracaibo in Venezuela. She has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Orchestra, Ford Theatre productions and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Betty studied flute with Robert Aitken at the University of Toronto, where she earned her BMus and MMus. She studied Baroque flute and recorder with Hans-Martin Linde. After retiring from teaching for many years at the Vancouver Academy of Music, she now teaches at her home in Tsawwassen. She currently plays in the Bergamasca Recorder Ensemble.