My daughter is 14 years old and has been taking weekly piano lessons from Debra for 3 years. Debra is amazingly talented. She teaches with a calm, kind, supportive, and encouraging style. Lessons are very productive and fun! She has taught my daughter to beautifully play pieces that range from classical to pop. My daughter feels a great sense of accomplishment as she learns new music, and she has truly learned the value of perseverance. Debra arranges for her students to have the opportunity to occasionally perform in low-stress venues. This experience has been great for my daughter, who is painfully shy about sharing her talent, as she sees how others appreciate the music! -Laura P.
We feel so fortunate to have Debra as a piano teacher for our two boys. She tailors her lessons to take into account their different personalities, strengths, and weaknesses and is always very patient with them without letting them run the show! We also appreciate her focus on musicality and developing their interest in different types of music. Our boys enjoy having Debra as their teacher and have made wonderful progress as musicians under her guidance. -Amanda D.
Debra has taught piano lessons to all 4 of my children. We feel like she is part of the family. I appreciate the way that Debra teaches the fundamentals in a way that is fun and engaging. Acquring a level of musicianship was a priority when deciding that my children should learn a musical instrument. She has given them a life-long appreciation for music and the ability continue playing the piano throughout their lives. We also enjoy the recitals that she organizes for the seniors at the Assisted Living facility. It's a very special experience to see the joy that my children's talents can bring to others. -Trisha G.
We love piano lessons with Miss Debra! She is very patient and kind. My children are very shy and she is very good with them. They've learned so much in a short period of time. They've been able to learn songs that they enjoy playing, from Disney movies, pop songs etc. I never have to force them to practice because they love to play! Debra manages to keep lessons fun while also making sure they are learning what they will need to know to carry them forward. -Susan R.
My daughter has had many different music instructors over the years. She really enjoys her lessons with Debra. After many years of studying strictly classical music, Debra has introduced new, modern repertoire to my daughter that has been challenging and fun for her to play. My daughter also has an interest in composing and Debra has been a great help in encouraging that interest and teaching her the basics of composition. We appreciate that we have a teacher who is not only a teacher but a songwriter, performer and composer. It's inspiring for my daughter to be able to see her teacher perform. -Janet O.
My son and daughter have been taking piano lessons with Debra for about 3 years. They are making excellent progress and learning so much. My kids are busy with sports, activities and academic demands. Debra is very patient and understanding when it comes to our hectic schedules. It's a priority for us that our children have music in their lives and Debra has made that possible. -Kathy S.