During her years in Columbus, Mrs. Benoit was a Strings Specialist in the Columbus City School System and taught in the Kodaly department in the preparatory school at Capital University. She also maintained a large private studio of violin and viola students. Mrs. Benoit has done graduate work in music education at the University of Texas at Austin. In Austin, she was a private violin/viola teacher, head of the music theory department in the University of Texas String Project, and director of the Georgetown Youth Orchestras. She spent a year in Manchester, England, setting up a string teacher's training program and a children’s string project at the Royal Northern College of Music. While in Manchester, she was also the conductor of the Manchester Junior Youth Symphony. She has been a violist in the Des Moines Symphony since 1995.