Teresa Young
Northridge, CA
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Teresa Young

Teresa Y.

Northridge, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Teresa specialize in working with beginning to intermediate pianists and vocalists of all ages, especially those at any level who know the style of music they want to explore and master. Her passions as a teacher including working with students in ways that prepare them to pursue their musical interests armed with technique, music-reading capabilities, and the "building blocks" of music: knowledge of functional music theory and how to use it.

About Teresa Y.

A musician since age 4, Teresa's dad took her early passion for music seriously. So she respects the power that parents have to foster their children's musical lives! She notes the many stories she has heard over the years: "If someone had just supported my interest"... "If my teacher had listened to what I wanted to learn."

These stories and her own passion for music-making inform her approach. A degreed music educator and multi-instrumentalist, she celebrates and uses the musical interests of her students to move them forward. She has three grown sons, including two touring musicians. Their musical lives also influence her work with children, young people, and adults. The point is to celebrate and develop each student's unique, interest-based musical self-expression.

Whether online or in her home teaching studio* in the Sherwood Forest area of Los Angeles, 30 minutes is the perfect lesson time for many purposes, especially for young beginners. Options include piano, voice, beginning ukulele, music reading, music theory, and preparation for auditions.

*COVID policies for in-person lessons include masking required for student and teacher, with only the student coming in. Parents are invited to attend the first lesson with their child.


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59 Reviews
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I was looking for an instructor who could help me with a refresher on my piano skills from when I was much younger and Teresa was the perfect find. She walked me through an accelerated piano book and has been more than flexible with my hectic and unpredictable work schedule. Would recommend Teresa to any new or returning piano/keyboard players

Posted Nov 12, 2021
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A few spectacular things about Terese and music:

1. She's good on Zoom, not all teachers are. Very personable!
2. She's fun and practical. I am teaching music to children and teenagers. She knows all the tricks with these age groups, passes them on and makes it easy.
3. She's deeply rooted in music, and respects and appreciates all kinds of music.
4. Teresa is a pragmatist and realist. She helps the student exactly where his/her need is greatest. She uses our time together well.
5. She shares delightful music sheets by email. For an upcoming Halloween-themed class I'm teaching, she sent me some "scary" ghosts songs that fit the bill perfectly.

Posted Oct 21, 2021
Freddie B.
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She is a good teacher! Kind, and very informative.

Posted Aug 16, 2019
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Teresa is an amazing music teacher! This was my first time getting singing lessons, and I was really nervous going into it, but she did such a great job at helping me feel more comfortable in the beginning. She’s so kind and she’s a great teacher too. The techniques and skills that she taught me have been extremely helpful, and she teaches them in a really easy-to-understand way. I would definitely recommend her!

Posted Jun 15, 2019
Melody L.
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Teresa is very nice, she teaches my first lesson with her heart as well as her knowledge and skills.

Posted May 20, 2019
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Teresa was kind, enthusiastic and a phenom instructor...really taking her time and explaining things in a way that was warm, friendly, knowledgeable. Never once did she make me feel like this was an unattainable goal; super encouraging!

Posted Feb 27, 2019
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Teresa is amazing! My daughter was taking piano lessons somewhere else but the teachers didn’t know how to work with kids. We have found Teresa with a friend’s referal and finding her was one of the best things that happened to us. She is very encouraging and knows how to work with kids and to make everything fun for them. My daughter is learning Ukulele and Piano together and I am very happy with her improvment.
I totaly recomand Teresa. 💐

Posted Dec 22, 2018
Jogan Rae
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Teresa is an awesome teacher! She's a beauty inside and out. Aside from the fact about my son being musically inclined, she goes by the interests of my son or her students and still able to cover the important lessons he/they need to learn. She's got great rapport and very encouraging! I loved the way she said that this journey of my his is not about perfection but rather expression. I believe in her teaching strategies because my son learned so quickly and he was not pushed to learn rather inspired to learn more.

She also holds annual recitals which we got to experience during my son's early learning days with her and I'm proud of how he performed that brought tears of joy! Who does that? Loved everything about that recital and all of Teresa's efforts and service in teaching. I knew we were in the right place and found the best teacher!

Posted Aug 30, 2018
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Teresa is a gifted and versatile teacher. She connected with my daughter immediately, inspired her love of singing and playing the ukelele. She was ecstatic after her first lesson and has been practicing at home daily. She can't wait for the next lesson! Thank you, Teresa for inspiring my daughter's love of all things singing!

Posted Aug 30, 2018
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My child is starting her 3rd year with Teresa and Teresa is an amazing teacher. Just to watch the way that she connects to my child is the reason that we continue with Teresa. She is a true professional. I have older children that have taken piano lessons elsewhere and there is something quite special about Teresa, her teaching style, her studio, and her big heart. Im sure we will be with Teresa for years to come!

Posted Aug 8, 2018
Elsie F.
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Posted May 21, 2018
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A whole new world has been discovered through voice lessons with Teresa! I began with learning the guitar and I am still learning and playing. But Teresa discovered that singing along with my playing would help. Soon thereafter, Teresa discovered that I had a decent voice. I had always wanted to sing but never took my desires seriously. I requested that Teresa not only continue teaching me the guitar, but voice lessons as well. I have discovered a talent and gift in myself that I really never knew was there. Teresa has been such an inspiration with my singing and I seem to be singing everywhere I go with every song I hear. Her inspiration has also given me confidence because singing can be very intimidating especially in front of others. Through Teresa's instructions, motivation, and extraordinary teaching techniques, I am now playing the guitar and singing along as well as singing without the use of the guitar. After eight short months, I have gained the confidence and ability to sing. In fact, a good friend of mine who is getting married in October has asked me to sing their wedding song. Teresa has been not only been an inspiring and motivating, but has dug deep to bring out the very best in me- Hidden talents and gifts that I never thought I had. But Teresa saw them and took the time to nourish them. But my best complement to this wonderful teacher and mentor is that during my weekly lesson, she makes me feel as though I am her only student. The attention and patience is unparalleled. She has given me a gift in music and I found a gift in her!

Posted Apr 5, 2018
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Teresa is a wonderful, patient, caring and attentive teacher. Her home is warm, welcoming and the perfect sanctuary for learning about music. My 9 year old son has been working with Teresa for over a year and she has managed to keep him interested and engaged throughout that time. She goes above and beyond with me in regards to my funky custody schedule always managing to see us once a week. We are lucky to have her in our life.

Posted Mar 23, 2018
Melanie R.
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Teresa has been a perfect fit right from the start! My ten year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Teresa for almost a year and I love that she always looks forward to her weekly lesson. Teresa is so wonderful and we feel so blessed to have found an instructor that makes our daughter feel encouraged and excited about learning an instrument. Since taking lessons with Teresa, our daughter’s love for music has drastically increased along with her ability to play the piano.

Posted Mar 12, 2018
Janet B.
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Teresa is a fabulous music teacher! She's very knowledgeable, caring and very passionate about music. We are very thankful we have found her. :)

Keep up the awesome work Teresa!

Posted Jan 26, 2018
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We are grateful for Teresa'a passion and eye for details. This has been a great experience.


Posted Jan 23, 2018
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I have had a few music teachers before Teresa, but none have had the kindness, patience, or skill that she has. I came into my first session with very little guitar knowledge but Teresa was able to meet me at my level and develop my skills quickly and effectively in order to meet my goals. We also worked on piano and voice and she excelled at teaching all three instruments. I recommend Teresa wholeheartedly!

Posted Dec 15, 2017
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Teresa really takes the time to help her students learn and develop in music. I've made a good amount of progress vocally in the past year and a lot of it is thanks to her coaching. I hope to learn more as I take more lessons with her.

Posted Sep 23, 2017
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Great start!

Posted Sep 21, 2017
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She's an absolutely incredible instructor! She has helped me through many of my problem areas & brought out a better & more confident singer in me. Whatever you do, DON'T LOSE HER!!! She's truly amazing!!!

Posted Aug 24, 2017
Liana O.
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We had our first lesson today and my daughter and niece really like Teresa. She made them feel comfortable and excited to come back next week.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Kevin M.
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My son is fascinated with his music class. We couldn't have found a better instructor. Thank you Teresa ! You're amazing.

Posted Jun 2, 2017
Kiley R.
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My daughter really enjoyed her lesson with Teresa. It was her first piano lesson that she has ever taken. She left there with excitement and looking forward her next lesson with her. In just 30 minutes she felt she had learned so much.
Teresa was very professional and kid friendly and made my daughter feel special and confident.

Posted Jun 2, 2017
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Teresa is a great instructor. My son was kind of hesitant on taking piano lessons, but after his first lesson he said "mommy, I can say I loved it. Ms. Teresa is very thorough and taught me in a way I know I will learn".

Posted May 19, 2017
Brett D.
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Teresa is amazing. MY daughter loves her lessons and has grown with each lesson.

Posted Apr 6, 2017
Ethan C.
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We had a great first lesson! Teresa's home is a warm and welcoming environment. My son is looking forward to his next lesson!

Posted Dec 9, 2016
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My 5 year old son told me that he really like her and wants to learn from her. We can't wait for the next lesson with Teresa.

Posted Dec 4, 2016
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Working with Teresa has been an absolute pleasure that I know will pay off in the long term. Thanks to her, my life and my home has been filled with music that I love to play and share with others. It is rare to find a teacher willing to listen to what the student desires to learn and then take the right steps for them to achieve their musical goals. The best thing I can say about Teresa is her ability to not only teach children but adults like myself, in a manner where based upon one's age and learning ability, they are able to become successful.

Posted Nov 14, 2016
Vaida Onesto

I cant tell you enough of great things about Teresa. Wow, spending those 30 minutes each time with her are the highlights of my week. She is sensitive and very quickly detects your individual - personal and musical needs, and I am beyond impressed with her knowledge of music and training. Thank you so much, Dear Teresa. More teachers like you, please !!

Posted Nov 11, 2016
Alvis Darroch

Unfortunately our awesome music teacher moved away and finding a new one to match my daughter was going to be a hurdle, thankfully we found Teresa. At first I was concerned with a 30 minute lesson, but realized how much time was being wasted before. Her time management is superb, she delves quickly to the core of what your student needs, and since she teaches such a wide array of instruments her musicality is unmatched. My daughter (Kelly), was understandably anxious at first, but now is happy and excelling, playing classical and Tom Petty :-) .

Posted Nov 10, 2016
Roman St. James

As both a music teacher AND a person, Teresa is a real gem! She's been teaching my daughter ukulele for about 9 months now, and the amount of progress we've witnessed is amazing! I'm a musician myself, and have known quite a few music teachers through the years, and I know firsthand how truly difficult it is to find a good one, and Teresa is a GREAT one. In addition to that, she's such a warm, kind, intuitive person that's she's just a joy to be around, in general. I can't recommend her highly enough!

Posted Nov 8, 2016
Mehak Agarwal

As a student of Teresa's I can say myself and my family are very pleased with the progress I have made all thanks to her! She is a teacher who truly listens and proceeds according to what the student desires to learn, rather than taking a very traditional method. To be able to learn pieces of my generation, rather than that of the past, it makes the learning experience and my talent pay off much more in the long-term. Thanks to Teresa, my life has become much more musical and has gained an escape within the keys of my piano.

Posted Nov 7, 2016
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She is a really great teacher, my daughter is very happy and she now know basic songs.

Posted Nov 5, 2016
Crystal Becks

Teresa is excellent with my 8 year old daughter. We found her on-line and a truly fun and amazing journey has started for our family. Teresa is knowledgeable, kind, and has made learning fun. She encourages my daughters inner voice and has let her be creative and fostered her development with solid theory and she's developing an "ear" for notes. Not sure if there is a correlation, but her math comprehension is improving in school as well. My daughter has come to love the instrument and is interested in transitioning to guitar as she's ready. This process is happening organically and with joy. So delighted that we met Teresa.

Posted Nov 5, 2016
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Teresa is simply magical. She is an extraordinary music teacher. My son William is 6 and is learning to play the piano. He loves his time with Teresa and usually wishes his lesson was longer. This is a boy that does not care much for your typical soccer or karate class but music has stuck! He has FUN. Teresa makes it a FUN time.
As if that weren't enough, the waiting room for parents is so calming, peaceful, and a joy for me, personally! My husband and I both look forward to sitting there, browsing a cool magazine.
Take lessons from Teresa! She is pure good energy and talent!

Posted Sep 26, 2016
Kathleen O.
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Teresa is a wonderful teacher. She is patient and encouraging. She makes the lessons easy and interesting. I look forward to my next lesson.

Posted Sep 9, 2016
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Teresa really got me moving when I was stuck in a career transition. Her probing questions, clarification of issues and excellent suggestions provided the enthusiastic direction I needed to get my new business well underway. Teresa is a caring, warm person who is passionate about her work, and passionate about her clients. Her holistic approach to coaching embraces a wide range of pathways to change. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Posted Aug 29, 2016
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I'm a first time music enthusiast! I know NOTHING about music. I left knowing how to tune my ukulele, the C, F,G chords, and the beginning portions of a Bob Marley "Three Little Birds" song! Teresa was wonderful, knowledgeable, and very comfortable to be around! I'm excited to work with her, and see where my skills develop! ;) I already am going to refer her to my friends!

Posted Aug 17, 2016
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Teresa and I have worked together as music teachers and on other music projects. She is a skilled and experienced music teacher that I would recommend to anyone. What really sets her apart is her positive presence -- not only is she fun to be around, but her personality makes you feel supported in working toward your goals.

Posted Aug 8, 2016
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Teresa is great. She is very patient and very good at carrying on conversations with little ones. My 6 yo daughter’s been going to her home for weekly Ukulele lessons for about 2 months now, and my daughter adores her. Teresa is always willing to be flexible with switching lesson time to fit my ever changing schedule.

Highly recommended.

Posted Jul 21, 2016
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Teresa is not only knowledgable, warm and loving with her students but flexible with schedules. She's been teaching my son to play the drums for a year now, and she recently started him on the piano! We drive all the way from Calabasas to her because she is so worth the trip, my son and I adore her!

Posted Jul 20, 2016
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This review is in regards to Teresa teaching my 7-year-old daughter to play the ukulele, but I have to begin with my own journey as a musician. I’m a 53 year old jazz sax player who didn’t start playing until I was 33, so I never took music classes in school, meaning that most of my training and instruction came from private one-on-one lessons as opposed to group lessons. That being the case, I have had a lot of experience with music teachers, both first hand and through feedback from other music students that I’ve known, and I can tell you that great music teachers are few and far between, and I mean that sincerely. Living in Los Angeles, we’re surrounded by great players – some of the best players in the world call this city home – but just because a person is a great musician doesn’t mean they are also a great music teacher.

Being a great teacher means being able to distill the information that you have to share into a form that the student can understand and use, while at the same time keeping them motivated and excited about learning – and about practicing! It’s a rare gift and Teresa definitely has it!

About a year before meeting Teresa, my daughter tried piano for a few months, also with a private teacher. The results were ok, but her progress was slow, she wasn’t excited about it and practice was definitely a chore for her. But for the longest time she’s said that it’s her dream to one day become a rock star, so we thought maybe ukulele would be something good to try. We never really planned for her lessons to become a long-term commitment. We figured she’d learn a few chords, learn to play a couple of songs, and then kind of explore the instrument on her own to see if it ‘stuck’, thereby avoiding the ‘chore’ of having to practice on a regular schedule.

I also expected that I would have to go through several teachers before I found one that was even halfway decent. But we hit the lottery with Teresa! It was clear from the first lesson that she was a very special teacher (and person)! She’s one of those people that just glows – always positive, always in a great mood, and one of those people that it’s just a joy to be around.

She and my daughter hit it off right away. And that’s all great, but if she wasn’t a competent teacher, then ultimately it would be a waste of time and money in regards to our objective – teaching my daughter to become a musician. But Teresa is the most fantastic teacher! In addition to being able to inspire and motivate, she’s also shown the ability to translate complex info, like music theory, in such a way that a 7-year-old not only understands it, but is excited about it. She’s also been really great at being flexible in her study plan. Many of the music teachers that I’ve met, even the good ones, like to go from A to B to C, etc., following what they have determined is the best route for guiding the student on the journey to become a better musician. But sometimes you have to be able to deviate from that plan, to include additional material necessary to keep the student inspired. And again, Teresa is excellent at that! My daughter has brought several songs to her that she wanted to learn, and not only was Teresa open to teaching them to her, but she spent a considerable amount of her free time creating lead sheets for these songs so that my daughter could learn them!

I could go on singing her praises all day, but suffice it to say, my wife and I think the world of Teresa and are amazed and delighted at the progress my daughter is making with her (she’s already performed at one recital – singing and playing simultaneously, and she’ll probably be doing another one in the fall!). So if you’re looking for a music teacher, we can’t recommend her highly enough! (Note: though she teaches our daughter ukulele, I know that she teaches other instruments, as well. For sure piano, voice, drums and guitar, but I’ve seen a trumpet in her studio, so she may teach that as well!)

Posted Jul 18, 2016
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Teresa is a wonderful instructor. She taught me exactly what I needed to work on and I hope to improve overtime with her help. Most importantly, she made the lesson fun. I would recommend Teresa to anyone.

Posted Jul 16, 2016
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Teresa is the best! She had my two daughters ages 6 and 8 playing and composing music in a few short months. She encourages student creativity which makes for fun and enjoyable lessons. I can't say enough about Teresa, she's wonderful music teacher!!

Posted Jul 13, 2016
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My daughter Madison really enjoyed the lesson.
She opened up to Teresa which is hard for her.

Posted May 26, 2016
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Teresa was fantastic with my 8yo daughter. My daughter loved her first singing lesson and I enjoyed seeing the interaction of both during the lesson.

Posted Apr 15, 2016
Sofia O.
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Our first class was amazing!! We are very excited to continue next week.

Posted Oct 8, 2015
Sofia O.
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Our first class was amazing!! We are very excited to continue next week.

Posted Oct 8, 2015
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If I ever lived too far to visit Teresa for lessons, I would hope that she could Skype for lessons because there is no other teacher I'd want than her. She absolutely loves music and desperately wants to share the joy and beauty of music with everyone.
She has been so patient and kind teaching music/singing to my 4 year old. My wife, my son and I are having a blast!

Posted Sep 12, 2015
Shawn M.
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So blessed to have found Teresa. She has been teaching my daughter piano for the last 6 months. She is so kind and so loving in her teaching style. My daughter had never played piano before meeting with Teresa, and is now creating her very own music and accompanying it with her beautiful voice. Teresa is wonderful at letting my daughter independently take the lead in her learning style, with Teresa lovingly being the wind beneath her wings. We love you Teresa! Thank you for everything.

Posted Jul 26, 2015
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It was a great lesson. Teresa is good at teaching. I love her teaching style. It was very efficient and enjoyable.

Posted Jun 24, 2015
Melinda B.
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Low-key, low-stress lesson for adult. Fun also! I was sent home with appropriate assignments. The lesson time was productive.

Posted Jun 24, 2015
Brittain B.
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First lesson completed. Teresa is wonderful. She absolutely LOVES music and is so excited to share it with others. Can't wait to continue my lessons.

Posted Jun 6, 2015
Larissa C.
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Teresa is an excellent music teacher!
My daughter received a ukulele as a gift from her grandparents. My husband and I wanted her to take lessons, but we were hesitant. She had taken music lessons previously, with a different instructor, with little success and mostly frustration. But then we found Teresa.......
Teresa took the time to learn about my daughter's strengths and weaknesses, and planned her lessons accordingly. She utilizes several different teaching modalities into her lessons (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) with amazing results. Teresa is a truly dedicated teacher who is both knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. My daughter looks forward to each lesson!

Posted Feb 11, 2015
teresa L.
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Teresa is a pure gem! Her patience, respect, passion and her infectious love for music is evident during every lesson. After the first meeting, my daughter knew immediately she wanted to pursue playing the piano.Teresa has been amazing in fostering this passion! Each week my daughter can't wait to go back!!

Posted Nov 13, 2014
Susan K.
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Teresa is such a wonderful teacher and great with the girls. She's patient and generous as a teacher. She allows the girls to use their intuitive musical skills in her teachings. Teresa allows students to think outside the box along with traditional piano teachings. Overall Teresa is amazing!!!

Posted Nov 1, 2014
carol M.
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Teresa is a wonderful intuitive teacher who takes her time to help children that are not so musically tuned to appreciate music. My 11 yr. old boy did not know what instrument to play nor did he want to play one, but Teresa was able to pinpoint one that he could start with and he progressed so much. My 6 yr. old daughter enjoyed a more free spirited song and instruments approach where she was introduced to sounds and singing. Milena wants to play the Piano now. I my self never played an instrument and I wanted my kids to be more tuned than me, I am so lucky to have found the guidance of such resourceful and kind spirited Lady. Thank You Teresa.

Posted Oct 29, 2014
s H.
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Teresa is an amazing teacher. She is sensitive and intuitive about each of her students. That means that she can work closely with a single child or guide the talents and energy of several different children at once, even if their ages widely differ! What's more, her classes combine several different disciplines at once. Therefore, even if you sign up for one type of instrument or area, she will combine it with other types of disciplines such as body movement, instruments, and singing. My children both adore working with Teresa and come away feeling fulfilled.

Posted Oct 28, 2014
amy P.
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Teresa was wonderful with my 9 year old daughter. Her approach to teaching music goes far beyond the standard "lesson". She is kind, gentle, and supportive, and my daughter loved working with her. There was never any pressure, and Teresa helped her have the confidence she needed to get on stage and perform, which is something she will remember forever. Thanks so much!

Posted Oct 27, 2014

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Private Music Teacher
Jan 2004 - Present


During more than thirty years of educational, creative, and business pursuits, from the deep south to New England and now in Southern California since 2004, Teresa has been teaching privately.

Professional Coach/Owner
Jun 2000 - Present

Private company

Teresa coaches clients on personal and professional issues, including career, transition, and health and wellness. She specializes in a nurturing, balanced, slow-and-steady approach to the pursuit of passion-based goals.


Certification Program
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

Orff Schulwerk Level I Training
Jul 2013 - Jul 2013

Through Cal State L.A.'s Extended Studies Program

Vocal Studies
Feb 2008 - Dec 2009

with renowned Los Angeles baritone Dr. Christian Nova

3-Year Certificate
Aug 1997 - Jun 2000

Institute of Healing Arts & Sciences

Jazz Piano Studies
Jan 1986 - Feb 1987

with renowned player/clinician Ed Paolantonio of Duke Univ., UNC-Chapel Hill, & the Univ. of North Carolina

Bachelor of Music Education
Sep 1976 - Jun 1981

University of Southern Mississippi


Certified Professional Coach
Dec 2015

Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

Orff Schulwerk Level I
Jul 2013

Cal State L.A.

Orff Schulwerk is a venerable music education modality incorporating singing, movement, un-pitched and pitched percussion instruments, recorder, poetry, stories, songs, and the richness of repertoire from various cultural traditions.


National Association for Music Education
Sep 2011
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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