Téa began studying at Duke Strings School at the age of 5. She currently studies under Dr. Simon Ertz and has studied with Shelley Livingston, Jennifer Curtis, and Rebecca Buchanan. Téa is a member of the Duke Strings Ciompi Collaborative Chamber Quartet, the Duke University String School Youth Symphony, and the Mallarmé Youth Chamber Orchestra at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has performed with Indie Strings, a community orchestra based in Durham, North Carolina and in local assisted living facilities pre-Covid. During Covid, Téa participated in the North Carolina Symphony’s One State, One Score collaborative. She plays on a viola built for her by luthier David Finck.