Marte Ydstie lives in Asker and is an alto singer in Traces. She studied music theory and vocal training in Sydney, Australia before becoming an elementary teacher in Oslo and then in Asker.
She has studied psychology in London, UK, and also has a MA in education from Hawaii.
Music is a big part of her daily life working with young children.
She has previously conducted both children's, youth's and gospel choirs of both small and big sizes, both in Norway and whilst living abroad. She was a lead singer in a band for ten years. She has worked as a vocal coach for five years.