Theresa Silveyra is a pianist and music educator based in Portland, OR. She holds a Master of Arts in Music from Portland State University, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, magna cum laude, from Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. She has been teaching piano since 2007 and has been at Hoffman Academy since 2012. She especially enjoys working with children and young beginners.
As a performer, Theresa is a passionate advocate for contemporary art music. She has participated in numerous world premieres as a fellow of the Cortona Sessions for New Music (2012 and 2013) and as a member of the new music ensembles at Hall-Musco and Portland State. In addition, she has been a featured artist for Piano! Push Play!, a local project/organization whose mission is to make pianos available to the public by placing them in schools, community centers, and (during the summer months) outdoor spaces and parks throughout Portland.When she's not teaching, practicing, or performing, Theresa loves to spend her time outdoors. She enjoys long distance trail running, backpacking, climbing, and volunteering with Portland's own Forest Park Conservancy.
Get to Know Theresa
What is your favorite part of teaching?
My favorite part of teaching is building a relationship with each of my students. Taking the time to get to know them and “putting myself in their shoes” helps cultivate a positive experience for both of us.
If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
Which childhood movie do you still love today?
Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas.