• Beginner to advanced levels

  • Learn technique, expressiveness, repertoire, & music theory

  • Free trial lesson


Theresa's approach is 

  • to engage with the unique perspectives of her students,

  • while offering key insights & tools for their growth.

"Theresa was AMAZING! She was very respectful and knowledgeable. I appreciated all of her feedback... I wish I had more time to pick her brain!" 

~ Undergraduate student at the Global Communication Center, Carnegie Mellon University


  • Strengthen college essays, cover letters, creative writing, & more

  • Learn strategies for clear & effective writing

  • Online appointments available

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As a flute teacher, Theresa draws from her studies with renowned flutist & pedagogue Alberto Almarza, as well as masterclasses & lessons with Lorna McGhee, Marianne Gedigian, Nina Assimakopoulos, Claudio Barile, Jasmine Choi, Brook Ferguson, Angela Jones-Reus, Jonathan Keeble, Thomas Robertello, Cecilia Ulloque, & Marcela Bianchi, among other internationally-acclaimed flutists.

As a writing tutor, Theresa has worked one-on-one with hundreds of students — from high school to undergraduate to PhD levels — in all fields of study, for college courses, job applications, publications, etc. 

Photo by Greg Sciulli. South Ave United Methodist Church, Wilkinsburgh. 2018.

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Through workshops, I guide people to reflect on the questions: 

  • When we create, whose stories are we telling?

  • What are our own stories?

  • How do we create work that tells the stories we believe in?

Open to anyone who wants to learn more about these topics.


"Theresa was engaging, personable, prepared, thoughtful,

and got the kids involved & speaking"


~ LINDSEY NOVA, executive director of Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra

"It helped me realize the connection between music & stories"


~ Workshop participant at Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra


For bookings, lessons, or to say hi!

theresa.s.abalos@gmail.com  /  Tel. 408-497-9389

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