Deborah teaches voice, guitar, songwriting, and performance and recording skills from her studio in downtown San Jose, California. For those students who are far from her studio she also offers online (skype) lessons via either phone or webcam. Many of her students focus on vocal technique exclusively; whereas others work on a combination of skills. In addition to her busy teaching schedule Deborah also writes records and performs her original music. She has won numerous awards for both performance and songwriting. Please see her website for details:
VOICE: Deborah teaches a vocal method that is effective for all levels of singers from people who claim 'they can't sing' to professionals who want to strengthen their vocal technique. Scores of Grammy Award winners Metropolitan Opera singers and pop music stars - Josh Groban, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Anthony Kaedis, to name a few - use the same method to expand their vocal range flexibility and strength.
As students develop a kinesthetic awareness of how their bodies work during singing they gain confidence their range expands and they are able to sing with greater ease and freedom through their entire range. As singers improve their technical proficiency she helps them develop their own style and learn how to interpret songs in their own voice.
GUITAR: Deborah teaches beginning guitar to students of all ages and musical experience. Students begin learning both music theory and the chords of popular songs to accompany their voices.
SONGWRITING: Deborah teaches beginning and advanced students how to write meaningful well-crafted songs. Learn how to write lyrics melodies and instrumental accompaniment that express your unique sound.
RECORDING AND PERFORMANCE COACHING: Deborah coaches students in performance and recording skills by analyzing students' live performances or studio sessions. Deborah has helped countless students improve their stage presence pacing and stamina microphone technique and emotional delivery of live and recorded performances. Deborah helps performing artists integrate singing playing performance style and stage presence. She also advises performers on the creation of album projects and promotional packages.
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