I began my career as a Singing Teacher & Vocal Coach in 1998 in NYC before returning to Australia in 2000. I have been teaching in Australia ever since, in Melbourne for 11 years before moving to the Gold Coast in 2012 where I now teach from my studio in Main Beach.
I grew up in Melbourne, Australia, where I first discovered my love for music, acting & dance.
I attended The Sydney Dance Company & various dance, singing & acting workshops, exploring & venturing into the world & industry of music & entertainment before moving to New York City.
My training & mentoring as a Vocal Coach, Vocalist & Performer took place in New York City.
Whilst residing in NYC for 10 years, I studied, trained & was mentored by some of the best singing teachers & vocal coaches in the business. I went on to perform & work with some of the most sort after professional musicians & artists in the industry. As an aspiring singer songwriter, I have co written, produced & showcased my original songs & performed at famous venues in NYC such as The Bitterend & CBGB’s Gallery. I have also performed with professional touring bands at various venues & events around the USA & Australia.
Also whilst residing in NYC, I studied & trained in Acting & Dance.
I attained a full time dance scholarship at the well known dance school “Steps On Broadway” for 5 years, where I studied & trained in Classical Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary & Modern Dance.
I attended the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre & Broadway Dance Centre, completing dance workshops.
I attended the “New School” in NYC for 2 years completing a course in Acting for Film & TV.
I am extremely passionate about being a Vocal Coach & with my knowledge & a wealth of teaching & performing experience not only in singing & music but also in Acting & Dance, I am able to draw from various skill & provide a well rounded singing lesson with a blend of acting & dance in the mix where needed, ensuring my students gain as much knowledge & skill as possible, whilst in the process, discovering & unleashing the true artist from within, making it a fun & interesting journey in the world of music & the arts! It is extremely rewarding to watch my students progress & grow as singers, artists & performers.
I can’t speak highly enough of Deb. She is knowledgeable, professional and great to be around. Our lessons consist of warm ups, vocal stregenthing, singing and laughing.
Singing in front of people is like opening up your soul for everyone to see, this makes most people very nervous (me very much so) but Deb puts you at ease, and you feel comfortable and safe.
She always pushes to get the best out of you, and knows how far you can go. I always enjoy our lessons, and look forward to many more:)
– Ali Greig
I have searched for a good vocal coach high and low and finally found the right one.
If u want find YOUR VOICE. Then debs lessons are for YOU
Before I starting coachin off deb 15 months ago i sung like a choking cat…luckily Deb knew excatly how to tailor the lessons to get me and my voice working like it is now.
Debs lessons are tailored to the individuals needs, cause everybodys different right, and everybody has there own unique voice..and you need personally tailored lessons for YOU..
Because learning from the same cd that everyone gets.., is NOT how u learn to sing…its technique, practice and custom lessons for you and the things that u need to work on….this is the best way to learn…and with debs knowledge, skill set and experience in new york and melbourne, she will have u you singing your favourite song like u always wanted to b4 you know it !!!
I would 100% recommend deborah to anybody that wants to REALLY SING…this is her way of bringing out the best in you….so dont just think about it… just do it
– Semi Maxwell-Mcdermott
Fabulous vocal teacher and awesome lady
– Vittoria Moratelli
I started seeing Deb in July 2014. As a 34 year old woman, i was very nervous ad felt very vulnerable. Deb put me at ease straight away and in no time I was very relaxed and comfortable.
Deb is extremely knowledgable and with her many years of experience, makes me feel very confident that I am getting the vert best coaching.
I now am extremely comfortable to sing and have learnt so much from her, I look forward each week to my lesson and am so excited how far my voice has come,
I would highly recommend Deb to anyone and can confidently say that you would be getting extremely good coaching from one of the best in the industry here on the Gold Coast.
– Kelly Rickman – Mansbridge
I’m so happy I discovered Deb and The Art of Voice. Deb is an amazing singing coach and very inspiring to work with.
I have always been nervous to sing in front of others but at my first lesson Deb made me feel comfortable straight away. Each week I look forward to my lesson – the warm ups and the singing, and each week my confidence grows and my singing improves.
I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to learn from Deb and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a vocal coach on the Gold Coast.
– Chelsie Croft
My son started with Deb only a few months ago.
I have noticed such an improvement in such a short amount of time!
Deb is really understanding and really works with him to make the most of his lessons.
Can’t wait to see what 2016 brings!
– Abbi Brass
Our youngest daughter is thoroughly enjoying her lessons with Deborah. She is gaining confidence and looks forward to singing each week.
She is very comfortable in Deborah’s company because of her lovely gentle manner. This is a big thing for a child that didn’t speak to her teacher for a whole year!
Deborah is a very passionate and motivated teacher who puts her heart into her work.
I would highly recommend her as a singing coach.
– Julie Nilsson