Flutist Bevery Elliotte Vance first studied with Paul Eaheart, then Bruce Erskine at the University of Memphis. Beverly earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1978 and a Master of Music in flute performance in 1991. Mrs. Vance has served as principal flutist with The Memphis Civic Orchestra and was president of The Memphis Flute Society. Since her marriage to Howard, Beverly is the "Toot" in TootPick Publishing. Beverly and Howard also perform in Duo Vance. They have four albums and a concert tour of Venezuela to highlight their accomplishments.