Debra Rivas

Debra R.

Charlotte, NC
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My goal is to inspire artistry, confidence, and great self esteem by sharing over 20 years worth of musical experiences and knowledge. All students will learn to play the piano in a fun and creative way that is beneficial and suitable for their particular learning style. I aim to make learning this beautiful instrument as easy as possible and the students love it!

About Debra R.

Debra has been teaching private lessons since 2002 and has helped students learn to read, write and perform music in a fun and relaxed environment.
Debra received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Morgan State University with a concentration in Piano. As an expert in her field, Debra looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Debra’s teaching style is creative, fun, and focuses on the musical development of the individual technically and artistically.


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9 Reviews
Christina M.
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Posted Jan 13, 2021
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Great teacher! , very kind, patient and experienced, does a great job with teaching your level of skill, she is very supportive and never will make you feel like you can’t do it, the sky is the limit for success in her music room!

Posted Dec 11, 2019
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Inaya has gained an incredible interest in playing the piano since beginning her classes. She practices on her own now very consistently. Debra is patient with her and that goes such a long way! I am proud of Inaya and highly recommend Debra as a piano instructor.

Posted Apr 28, 2017
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Debra was patient, fun and very warm. We felt welcomed the moment we met at her studio. Debra creates an environment that truly fosters learning with several brain games and activities for the kids to help them on the instruments.

Posted Apr 28, 2017
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Debra is very talented as a musician and teacher. I am excited about what I have learned and about my next lesion.

Posted Dec 16, 2016
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Great patience.

Posted Sep 22, 2016
Elijah A.
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Great patience.

Posted Sep 22, 2016
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I've had the pleasure of having Debra on our teaching staff at Lanti Music for the past two years. She is an incredibly patient, creative and knowledgeable instructor who goes above and beyond to help create well-rounded musicians! Each quarter we receive parent feedback regarding her teaching style, quality of instruction, and communication - and the comments are always exceptional!! The ease and warmth she demonstrates will instantly make your child feel welcomed. I highly recommend Debra for piano lessons!!

Posted May 24, 2016
Ti'tiana Frederick
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Debra is the most patient, high energy, positive, and encouraging teacher you will ever encounter. She is wonderfully gifted and creates an exceptional learning atmosphere. I wouldn't have anyone else teaching my little people how to play the piano but her!

Posted May 20, 2016


Music Teacher
Jan 2012 - Present

Artistry by Music

Provided private and small group instructions and managed/produced student presentations and performances.

Music Teacher
Feb 2015 - Feb 2018

Lanti Music

Provided private and small group instruction and assisted with the facilitation of presentations and performances.


Aug 2001 - May 2005

Morgan State University

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