Teresa Coelho is a Music Together® teacher trained through the Center for Music and Young Children (CMYC). Backgrounds include training in music, music curriculum, parent education and early-childhood-music-development. Committed to excellence, Teresa regularly attends additional trainings offered by the national Music Together organization. Teresa is passionate about music and the development of children. She creates a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.
Teresa has over 25 years experience as a Performing Arts Educator as well as a performer. She is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Professional Music and holds a Music Education Degree from UNI-RIO (University of Rio de Janeiro).
In the past 6 years, Teresa has worked with all age groups teaching music classes, private voice, flute, recorder & guitar lessons. She has presented programs throughout the North Shore at schools & libraries.
In 2006, Teresa got acquainted with the internationally recognized Music Together program. She fell in love with its philosophy, educational content and overall level of quality. She took the Music Together training and started immediately teaching in Newton, MA.
Recognizing the importance of music in her own child’s life, she realized that the North Shore was in need of a quality music & movement program lead by an accomplished professional musician and brought the Music Together classes to Salem. In 2008, she was invited by the previous director to join the Music Together of Marblehead, as a director and teacher.
2002 Composed & recorded “Flor & Estrela” a lullaby featured in the award winner Mother Earth Lullabies CD by Elliptical records.
2008 - present Started teaching the Music Together program in Marblehead.
Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Teresa started singing and making music in her teens. While in Rio, she has been professionally involved in choirs both as a singer and conductor, performed and contributed to the music direction of few awarded children’s theater plays (Brincando com Fogo & Capitaes D’Areia), was a sought-after singer & flute player, performed with several music groups in Rio de Janeiro exploring elements of both the traditional Brazilian music and jazz styles.
Teresa moved to Boston in 1991 to attend the famous Berklee College of Music. Teresa got recognition in the jazz scene as a singer, guitarist & song-writer, performing to “sold out” houses at the Regattabar, Ryles Jazz Club, Peabody Essex Museum, Jazz Festivals and to name a few. She, also, developed a career touring the US, Europe & South America with both her band and the band entitled “Zabumbatuq”.
Teresa has released two CDs including her compositions and new arrangements of Brazilian Music classics, and has been featured in several artists’ records as well.
In 2003, Teresa Ines had the honor to participate as the open act of the master of Bossa Nova Joao Gilberto concert in Boston & in 2008 has been the featured vocalist in a celebration concert at Berklee College of Music, sharing the stage with the renowned Oscar Castro Neves.
Now a days, Teresa is thrilled to be doing what she loves the most, which is working with kids, igniting their love for music & helping to create a musical environment both in her classes and the children’s homes.
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