Since 2005 Telma taught herself to sing and started in Brazilian music. She went to Rio in 2008 and recorded her first CD, "Reconvexo" at Estudios Soma, produced by Zeca Barros and Marcos Aristides. She chose New York as the launching pad for her Reconvexo tour and was directed by Grammy-nominated Brazilian Producer Victor Chicri. As a result of the tour and her longstanding love affair with dance, Telma recorded her first self-penned composition, "Dance Her Soul," together with Victor Chicri.
After her first record, Telma took private voice lessons with Yael Miller, an avant-garde revelation of creative singing. She began participating in samba circles, music festivals, private parties, and jazz club performances.