The Pianist, Organist and Vocalist

Theresa Quinn is an innovative pianist, organist and vocalist who has studied at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music and the State University of New York at Buffalo;  has been a bagpiper with the Gordon Highlanders, Buffalo’s oldest pipe regiment ( and has worked as a staff songwriter and demo musician for a publishing company in Nashville.

To see Theresa live, please see the Calendar page.

She plays [almost] every type of gig under the sun: R&B, Blues, Rock, and Standards, performed as a solo lounge pianist, duo with a drummer, female vocal trio, or with an eight-piece group and horn section.  She is a church organist with a twist: able to sing and play classical repertoire or any contemporary style with ease.

For over thirteen years, she has proudly served as Music Director and Organist at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in the Elmwood Village area of Buffalo (

Theresa teaches private piano and voice lessons in her studio in Buffalo and Williamsville. She is currently accepting new students. (

Theresa is an inducted member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (

She is the pianist in the "all girl" band Girls Gone Mild ( The more fabulous members of the group are Alison Pipitone (; Susan Rozler ( and Mary Ramsey (

Theresa is also a member of The TLC Trio.  The group has performed sold-out shows in Buffalo and Rochester, New York.  The T is Theresa, the L is Leah Zicari ( and the C is Cathy Carfagna ( They have curated and performed THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING, LADIES OF THE CANYON, and SONGS IN THE KEY OF 'EH', A CELEBRATION OF CANADIAN SONGWRITERS. 

She has been a performer, music director and/or pianist for some of the best professional theatre companies in Buffalo, including Alleyway Theater, Buffalo State College Theater Department, Buffalo United Artists, Jewish Repertory Theatre, Musicalfare Theatre, O’Connell and Company, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and the State University of Buffalo Theatre Department. She has been a member of numerous Artvoice award winning ensembles and productions. 

Theresa thinks board service is important and proudly serves the following organizations:

• The Board of Directors of Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc. (ASI), a nonprofit umbrella organization that integrates the purposes and good work of the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance, Advancing Arts and Culture Buffalo-Niagara, and Arts Partners for Learning, provides services to artists, and management of the New York State Council of the Arts decentralization grants. (

• Elected member of the Session of Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church. ( She is the managing member of Lafayette Avenue ( 

• The Board of Trustees of WNED and WBFO (the WNY Public Broadcasting Association (WNYPBA)), and is a member of the (WNYPBA) Radio and Digital Audio Advisory Board  (  In the past, she has served as secretary of the WNED Board of Trustees; a member of the Board’s Executive Committee; Chair of the Planned Giving Committee and The Program Impact Committee;  and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of WNED and WBFO (the WNY Public Broadcasting Association (WNYPBA)), and is a member of the (WNYPBA) Radio and Digital Audio Advisory Board.