Teresa M. Hawthorne
Teresa Hawthorne, Founder, CEO, and Artistic Director of Create-S-Team, Inc., which is a children’s theater company where the goal is to empower youth with self-esteem, self respect, and academic accountability through the use of music, theater, educational mentoring and public recognition. She is the former Musical Director of the Woodland Hills Junior High School where she was responsible for overseeing and directing the musical stage productions of the Junior High. Teresa is also the Founder of Turn up
Your Life Motivation, LLC where the goal is to empower women and teens to release toxic behavior and embrace positive and empowering behavior in an effort to live an empowered and positive lifestyle.
Teresa has served as the opening act for legendary national recording artists such as The Whispers, Teena Marie, The Bobby “Blues” Band, Midnight Star, Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, KEM, and the Delfonics. Additionally, she served as a back-up vocalist for national recording artist Al B. Sure. Her accomplishments are many, which include being
one of six finalists out of thousands of contestants on the televised tristate singing competition, “Gimme the Mic.”
Having the natural gift of song Teresa is a well sought after entertainer with the ability
to touch the hearts of men and women with her professionalism, style, and class. Teresa has embraced her musical gift since the tender age of seven captivating audiences at such an early age with her strong vocal abilities. Her love for the arts has grown into passion and over the years that passion catapult into profession.
You can also find her singing around town with her band, one of Pittsburgh’s premiere bands, Teresa Hawthorne & Legacee Live, as they play your favorite Classic R&B, Jazz,
Soul and Funk.
Teresa adds that she thanks God for her gift of communication because He has opened many doors for her to express this gift, bless and inspire others, as well as grow in her craft.
is a melodic alternative pop band founded in Pittsburgh in 2016 by songwriter/vocalist/keyboardist Joe Skoski and vocalist Janet Pazzynski. Guitarist Tom Boyce and percussionist Ed Wiancko joined soon after to fill out our distinctive sound. OHM is short for obscure hippie music, and our songs are inspired in part by lesser-known gems of the 1960s and 1970s. Our keyboard-based sound emphasizes vocal harmonies and melodic hooks, with subtle, driving percussion and creative, memorable guitar lines. Our current release Miracles & Small Spaces is available at our shows and on SoundCloud under Joseph Skoski. We are now recording our second release Walk Thru the Waves and plan to have it completed in early 2020. Check out our Facebook page OHM Project – PGH for live performances and to see where we’re playing our next show.