A native of Londrina, state of Paraná and a graduate in Music Education and Arts at São Paulo State University, Téka came to the U.S in 1985 to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and also to join her husband-to-be, Paris Psaros, who was a student at the New England Conservatory of Music.
In Brazil, Téka was teaching music education, marching band and performing as a flutist with her band. While attending Berklee she decided to change her focus from the flute to voice. She mastered the traditions of Brazilian music at an early age. Along the way, she became equally entranced by American jazz. For several years now, living in Santa Barbara, California, Teka plays what she calls New Bossa and has established herself as a mature, world- class talent.
Her album So Many Stars from 2015 was described by the International Review of Music as “a definitive statement that she has matured into a gifted, world-class musical artist. Téka has a summer evening breeze quality to her voice always, is as smooooth as bossa nova can be and that is very smooth indeed.” The New Bossa Santa Barbara county queen is the mother of Luana Psaros who will graduate in 2019 in Musical Theater by New York University, Tisch School.