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I join the roster of artists who play local musical landmarks such as the coffee houses, the Flick in Coral Gables, Bubba’s in Coconut Grove and the Elbow Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL as a singer songwriter. I hone my guitar, songwriting and performing skills at the feet of artists such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffet, Michael Murphy, Freddy Neil, Bobby Ingram, Gamble Rogers, Vince Martin, Elizabeth Corrigan, Estrella Berocini, Steve Martin, Steve Goodman, Buffy St. Marie. This is not bragging: it’s verbal bowing at the feet of the masters of their craft.
1970 - 1977

The Early Music Consort

I become the vocalist and secondary instrumentalist (soprano and alto recorders) for The Early Music Consort, Arnold Grayson director. From Machaut and Orlando di Lasso to John Dowland and Monteverdi, we bring early music with authentic instruments to South Florida.
1974 - 1975

Jazz Vocal Studies

at the University of Miami School of Jazz, Whit Sidener director. Imagine having classmates such as Jaco Pastorius, Bruce Hornsby, Will Lee and a host of other young musicians who would become jazz and studio music greats equally as talented....

“Ain’t Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You”

single for Casablanca Records and FilmWorks, written by Barry Gibb and produced by Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson. Shortly after the initial release a 12” dance mix is issued.

Pleasure Train

1st album for Casablanca Records and FilmWorks, Inc.

Moonlight Madness

2nd album for Casablanca Records and FilmWorks, Inc.

“Yes, I’m Ready”

single from Moonlight Madness, a duet with old friend K.C. The single is distinguished RIAA certified gold for the sale of over 1,000,000 copies.


3rd album for Casablanca Records and FilmWorks, Inc.


4th album for Casablanca Records and Filmworks, Inc., unreleased. Casablanca is absorbed by Sony Records.
1982 - 1986


I begin a faith based publishing and artist affiliation with the Contemporary Christian Music company Dayspring, a division of Word, Inc.

A Call To Us All

1st CCM album for Dayspring, Word, Inc.

Other Dayspring Projects

Three compilation albums are released featuring various artists on the label. I am invited to contribute to By My Spirit, Works of Heart, and The Praise in Us

“Overnight Success” goes Gold

single, Sony Records, Japanese release

Overnight Success

album, Sony Records, Japanese release

Voices in the Wind

2nd CCM album for Dayspring, Word, Inc.

Grammy Nomination

“Best Gospel Performance, female” for album Voices in the Wind

Voices in the Wind

Asian release

Vermont College

I earn a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Women’s Studies, Creativity and the Creative Process.

Giving Back

I become passionate about teaching and mentoring, and begin teaching voice in Los Angeles, CA.


album, interdisciplinary compilation album, co-producer, artist, composer, co-founder of Laughing Medusa Recordings
1994 - 1996

The California Institute of the Arts

I earn an M.F.A. in Vocal Performance. I concentrate on Early Music, experimental music and the music of American and women composers. 1,000 artists under one roof interacting with each other was Disney’s idea for this marvelous school.

The Truth and the Light: Music from the X Files

featured vocalist
1996 - 1997

Teaching at CalArts

Adjunct Vocal Instructor

Unassigned Territory

album, David Pritchard artist, lyricist and featured vocalist


I encounter the work of philosopher Rudolf Steiner and move to Germany to study the anthroposophical approach to music and voice work.
1997 - 1998

Musik Seminar Hamburg

I study the Werbeck Vocal Technique also known as “The School of Unveiling the Voice” with Holgar Lampson in Hamburg, Germany
1999 - 2003

Teaching at Musik Seminar

I join the faculty of the private conservatory in Hamburg, Germany
2003 - 2006

Waldorf Education

My enthusiasm for Waldorf Education leads me to work within the Waldorf educational movement in Arizona. I become music faculty for the state-wide Waldorf Teacher Training, a music curriculum consultant, facilitate workshops, coach teachers and parents, write children’s music, and teach music in Tucson and Phoenix Waldorf Schools. What a joy it is to witness children running across the campus singing.

The Best of Teri DeSario

Warner Brothers, Philippines release. An EP of my well-known songs in the Philippines is released and I tour the Philippines with singer Joe Pizzulo.
2006 - 2013

Hamburg, Germany

Back in my 2nd home I perform primarily jazz and gospel, write, teach at Musik Seminar and 4D Eurythmy School, teach voice privately and lead choirs

Dream Wandering

album of jazz standards with friend, jazz guitarist Fred Wulff.

Straddling the Continents

I perform in the United States and in Hamburg, Germany, write and record, teach in various educational settings, facilitate workshops, teach voice and coach.