Debra is a native of Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area), where she started your music experiences. She was one of those classic stories about singing before speaking as a child. She started her music involvement since the 4th grade with band and choir and since then, the rest is history.
Debra has two Bachelor's degrees; the first is in Music Education - Choral Emphasis, and the other being in Vocal Performance both obtained at Brigham Young University - Idaho. She loves to teach as well as sing in the classical and jazz/broadway genres.
Debra is extremely experienced in the audition world and has been a finalist for several competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Lois Alba Aria Competition. Her engagements for this year, thus far, are more auditions as well as playing the Abbess in Puccini's Suor Angelica with Eastman Opera Theatre.
*** Lesson Details ***
Debra teaches all ages, from beginning to advanced levels. Each lesson is geared toward that specific individual and their needs. She can help with everything; whether you need help preparing for auditions or just wanting to learn how to sing, it can and will be accomplished.
Students of Debra experience a fun working environment as well as a structured one. They focus on the fundamentals (good posture, breathing, tone) and apply it to what the student wants to sing... within reason.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in the classical area of singing