Teresa Acquaviva is a native of the suburbs of Washington, DC. She became interested in piano from the age of 5, and by age 6, her parents began formal piano instruction. She was writing her вЂњown little songsвЂќ at age 7, and by 10 had decided she'd learned everything there was to know about piano. So, she switched to the cello! That lasted about a month, as carrying the cello to and from school was not exactly what she had "envisioned". She then switched to the violin, as it was a much lighter instrument and easier to carry to school. Teresa continued with the violin and became part of several youth orchestras during that time. It was during these years that she became fond of orchestration. By age 13, her love for piano returned and she began lessons once again. Though she had a love for the Classics, she constantly found herself bored and would often drift away from the printed page to experiment with her own melodic creations. Many years later, Teresa shared some of her songs with her good friend, and now renowned author, Forbes Blair. ForbeвЂ™s encouraged her to share her songs with others, and she soon began authoring music for local cable TV shows as well as performing for countless weddings, retreats, events and services. In recent years, Teresa has become a student of Jewish studies and has delighted in 'Psalmist' compositions. Teresa and her husband, Michael, have three children and still reside in the Washington, DC area. They aspire to move to New Zealand in the near future -- a magical place which possesses an endless source of musical inspiration!