As far back as I am able to remember, I was always involved in sports and music. While in elementary school, I earned the President’s Award for Physical Fitness and practiced
the piano each evening for my weekly lesson. In junior high school I was an active member of the choir and band (flute), a cheerleader for both the men’s football and
basketball teams, and travelled extensively throughout Michigan competing as a gymnast for the school’s gymnastics team.
Although I earned varsity letters in tennis and gymnastics while in high school, I was encouraged by the school’s vocal music director to concentrate on excelling as a
musician and to pursue a musical career. I took his advice and began to take piano lessons once again, as well as voice lessons. I enrolled in music theory, music history and
choir during school hours, and involved myself in the high school’s productions of My Fair Lady and West Side Story after hours. As a vocal soloist, I received Superior ‘I’ ratings
as a participant in the M.S.V.A. Solo and Ensemble Festival while as a piano soloist in 1974, I was awarded a monetary scholarship and a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement
in Music after placing Second in the Senior High Division of the city’s Musicale Competition. During my senior year of high school I was accepted into the National Honor Society.
During my four years of schooling at Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan, I was involved primarily in the activities which related to my major field of study; Vocal Music
Performance. In addition to being involved vocally with the stage productions of A Hand of Bridge, The Bartered Bride, Cosi Fan Tutte, and numerous choral ensembles, I also
participated in various instrumental ensembles. I played harp for the college’s Orchestra as well as flute for its Wind Ensemble. As a Bachelor of Music major, I also took private
classical guitar, harp, organ, voice, and piano lessons. Perhaps the most memorable experience associated with my education at Olivet College was the European Tour that I
participated in with the Collegium Musicum Chorale the summer of 1977. We were privileged to sing Bach’s B Minor Mass with Neville Mariner conducting. My last year of
college culminated with my senior voice recital and being awarded The Margaret Upton Conservatory of Music Award. In addition, I was awarded the Olivet College Concerto
Award to which I performed Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 while accompanied by the Olivet College Orchestra.
I am attaching my professional resume to complete Teresa Wilson’s rest of the story.
Music has always been a part of my life, but being able to direct students to learn musically, watching these students mature musically, and involving myself with teaching these
students the techniques, individual sensitivity and personal confidence associated with the aesthetic art of music, these are my intentions as a music professional; these are my
goals as a music educator.
First Grade Long Term Assistant Teacher, First Grade, Francis W. Parker School 5/2012-6/2012
Elementary/Middle School Substitute Teacher, Francis W. Parker School 2012-present
Elementary Substitute Teacher, Chicago Public Schools 2011-2012
Lower School Music Specialist, Providence Academy, Plymouth, MN 2006-2011
Middle School Choir Director, Providence Academy, Plymouth, MN 2010-2011
Lower School Fourth Grade Classroom Teacher, Providence Academy, Plymouth, MN 2001-2006
Elementary School Music/Art Specialist, St. Peter’s Catholic School, Delano, MN 1993-2001
Elementary Sixth Grade Classroom Teacher, Battle Creek Public Schools, Battle Creek, MI 1991-1993
Elementary School Music Specialist, Battle Creek Public Schools, Battle Creek, MI 1988-1990
Directed Teaching, Battle Creek Public Schools, Battle Creek, MI 1987 1987
Responsibilities included: teaching elementary general music (K-6 grade classroom, E.M.I., hearing impaired and POHI classrooms); senior high school choir, piano class, voice class,
and A Cappella Choir.
Participation, Portage Central Middle/High Schools, Portage, MI 1987
Experience included: high school select choir, private voice teacher, middle school choir and general music classroom.
Volunteer Tutor, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 1987
Taught basic reading skills to an international (Japanese) student.
Participation, Gull Road Elementary School, Comstock, MI 1986
Experience included general music classes and recorders.
Travel Consultant, Kalamazoo, MI 1981-1986
Employed by various travel agencies and corporations, advising both the corporate and leisure traveller needing assistance with arrangements.
Administrative Assistant, European Department, Performing Arts Abroad, Richland, MI 1980-1981
Responsibilities included planning itineraries for student music groups (choirs and bands), and accompanying these groups throughout Western Europe and United States as tour escort and business manager.
Piano Teacher/Voice Teacher 1978-present
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN May-June 1994 May-June 1994
Completed a Human Relations Couse, EDU 388, in order to meet the Minnesota State Board of Education requirement for Minnesota licensure.
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI December 1990 December 1990
Completed the Elementary Certification Endorsement Program, K-8; G.P.A. 4.0
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI December 1987
Completed the Certification Program, Secondary – Music K-12; G.P.A. 3.85
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Fall 1979
Masters of Music Coursework; G.P.A. 4.0
Olivet College, Olivet, MI 1974-1978
Earned a Bachelor of Music Degree; Vocal Performance Major; Cum Laude Graduate
• State of Illinois, 2500008; Self Contained General Education (K–9)
• State of Illinois, 2500009; Music
• State of Minnesota, 348256; Elementary Education (1-6), Vocal and Classroom Music (K-12), Instrumental (Band/Orchestra) and Classroom Music
• State of Michigan, 002330 MI; Self Contained General Education (K-8), Music Education (K-12)
Elementary School, Pre-teen, Teenage, Adult
To inquire about lessons with Teresa, please fill out the Inquiry Form on this page, or call us at (800) 417-4620.
- Please see "About Me"
- Graduated, Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance (BM), Olivet College 
Student Reviews for Teresa
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Mother of Teresa's Student - September 12, 2014
By Wonderful Piano Teacher, Piano Lessons
Teresa, is a wonderful teacher. She has the patience and the enthusiasm that students need. She will out the best in my child. After a year of work with my daughter she was playing skillfully. I would suggest Teresa to any family that wants a phenomenal music teacher.