Owners, Bentley Guitar Studios
Parkville, Mo. Since 1995
Mark Bentley– Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Baroque Guitar.
Bachelor of Music from University of Missouri Kansas City with Joseph Cozad and Douglas Niedt, Additional master classes with Christopher Parkening, and Pepe Romero. Professor of guitar at Park University 1992-2002, and professor of guitar at MWSU from 1986-2002. Performing artist with the Neihardt-Bentley Guitar Duo with concerts in the USA and in Europe from 1978-1992 and two recordings, Classical Aperitif and Share the Best of Christmas.
Theresa Bentley – French Horn, Piano, Voice & Folk/triple Harp.
Bachelor of Music in Performing Arts from University of Missouri. Performed with groups such as: Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony Chorus, St. Joseph Symphony, Ray Charles, The Who, John Tesh, The National Ballet, Yo Yo Ma, and the Spoletto Opera Festival in Italy. Studied with UK harpest Robin Ward.
The Bentley Project was created to explore, perform and record multiple genres of music using traditional and replicas of ancient instruments. We use these instruments both in the traditional and contemporary forms. The initial recording was released in November 2019, Autumn Child.