Teresa Spencer Osteyee earned both Bachelor of Science in Music Education (Voice/Piano) and Master of Education in Teaching Music degrees from Bob Jones University; CMVT (Certified McClosky Voice Technician); mezzo-soprano.
With the fervent belief that instilling a love for music enriches each person spiritually, mentally, physically and socially, Teresa has taught, conducted or performed music for over forty years. Her classroom experience includes San Francisco Christian School (jr/sr high choirs), Homeschool Connections and Heritage Homeschool organizations as well as assisting the choir teachers at Inglemoor High School and Providence Classical Christian School as a vocal coach. For five years she conducted the Training Choir for Columbia Choirs (4-7 grades) that performed in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall among other venues and recorded on DVD. Teresa was the choir director at churches in CA and WA State for thirteen years, including the historic Hamilton Square Baptist Church in inner city San Francisco. She sang second soprano with the Kirkland Choral Society for five years and served on the board.
Currently Teresa sings alto with the Sanctuary Chorus of Bellevue Presbyterian Church and maintains a voice and piano studio The Vibrant Voice in Bothell, WA where she enthusiastically applies the McClosky technique to restore and enhance voices of all ages. She is grateful to have been a voice student of Marian Liverman, Gail Gingery, James Moore, Jonathan Silvia and Peter Pesco.
Teresa lives in Bothell, WA, a suburb of Seattle, with her husband Skip. They enjoy three adult children, a son-in-law and daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. You may also find her digging genealogical roots, gardening, walking the neighborhoods, meeting new people and exploring the many restaurants in her area.