Deborah has been teaching voice for singers and speakers for over twenty-five years in New York City and is available to teach private voice lessons, group lessons, vocal coaching, workshops and master classes. She received her certification in Somatic VoiceworkTM The LoVetri Method in Levels I, II, and III while attending the Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia.
Deborah holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Performance, Interactive, Media Arts CUNY-Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY; Bachelor of Science (BS) in Music and Performance Art Studies with Honors CUNY-Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, New York, NY; Including certificates in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), in San Francisco, CA and the British American Drama Academy (BADA), in Oxford, England UK.
In my studio I concentrate on healthful singing. My goal is to help the student to find joy, freedom and personal expression in singing and speaking - and to keep the student's unique
individuality as a singer and storyteller.
I work with students to build a healthy technique for singing jazz, blues, folk, musical theater, and professional speaking. Teaching is about listening, patience, understanding and two-way communication with the student. It is exhilarating to be a part of the student’s growing awareness of their voice and
body, and to see them achieve their vocal goals!
MUSIC IS THE ELIXER OF LIFE
Together we will work on body alignment, breath management and vocal exercises specifically for your needs. Focusing vocal exercises on what your voice is doing, how it functions.
Functional technique is the key to achieving the ability to sing with ease, to seamlessly move through the chest and head registers. The tools and concepts of Somatic VoiceworkTM provide a clear understanding of the body, the physiology of what is happening in the larynx, as well as a coherent language to communicate
healthy singing and care of the voice.
Whether you are preparing for an upcoming gig, recording, musical theater performance, choir
solo, speaking engagement, or would like to further explore your expression through singing, we can work together to help you achieve your goals! I work with students of all levels. Beginning at age 9, teens, adults, and elders!
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Voice Studio located in South Midwood, Brooklyn.
Voice lessons are available in person at my home studio and online.
For more information and rates please email me through the contact form.
"Deborah is a fantastic teacher, very professional, thorough, enthusiastic and fun to learn from. She did a great job customizing her lessons to my needs. Thanks to her wonderful, unique method, I have made amazing progress with my voice."
Reka C., New York, NY
Present - 1999 Cooper Union School of Engineering - Connect Program
Vocal Expression and Communication, New York, NY
2018 Puppetry In Practice (P.I.P.)
Facilitator, Teacher Training, Hudde Jr. High School, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Discover Your True Voice/Make the Song Yours - Intensive Two Day Workshop
The Alchemical Studios, New York, NY
2015 Manhattan Youth Teaching Artist
After-School Chorus and Glee,Various Schools, New York, NY
2014 Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy
Facilitator, Summer Vocal Jazz Day Camp, Brooklyn, NY
2012 - 2006 Art Start, a non-profit for at-risk youth
Volunteer Voice Teacher and Coach for the ‘Emerging Artists in Residence’ program for the student’s 2012 Carnegie Hall debut, including jazz vocal workshops in the ‘Homeless Youth Outreach’ program, New York, NY
2012 Vermont Jazz Center Summer Workshop;
Volunteer Guest Vocal Instructor, Putney, VT
2012 Diamond Beach Forum
Master Voice Class, Hainan, China
2010 Unity Temple on the Plaza
Master Voice Class, Kansas City, MO
photo by Don Flagg