Private Piano and Voice Little Singers Director Little Mozart Instructor Mommy & Me Instructor Triple Threat Vocal Instructor
Deborah Ivey has been teaching private lessons in voice and piano for close to 20 years. She holds a Master of Music in Opera Vocal Performance from the Lamont School of Music at University of Denver. While at Lamont, she taught as a graduate teaching assistant in Vocal Pedagogy, Music Theory, and stage directed in Opera Programs. She also holds a B.A. in Music, Vocal Performance from Pepperdine University. Her first formal musical training was at the piano, and she has played for over 30 years. She was on the faculty of the Park Cities School of Music where she was principal voice instructor, director of musical theater camps, and teacher of group classes.
Her broad performing background includes opera, oratorio, musical theater, madrigal/renaissance, and contemporary styles. She has been on the roster of the Fort Worth Opera and has been a soloist with the Richardson Symphony, the Lamont Symphony, the UNT Symphony and the Fort Hood Community Symphony in both classical and pops concerts. She has been a frequent soloist in annual concerts of Handel’s Messiah. Deborah has performed in such varied venues as the Meyerson Symphony Center, Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Vive Les Arts theater, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Her versatile performing experience gives Deborah the ability to teach a wide variety of styles. She can coach six languages for those students pursuing a classical vocal career, as well as musical theater and contemporary technique for students pursuing those. Theatrical instincts infuse her teaching, and she is passionate about developing her singers’ acting abilities as part of their training. Her piano students learn both the classical methods as well as how to read chord charts in more contemporary settings. Her extensive knowledge of music theory ensures that all her students are given a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music. Deborah is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Classical Singers Association and music-academic honor society Pi Kappa Lambda. Her life outside of music is full of a loving and supportive husband and 5 wonderful kids who keep her ever mindful of God’s most precious gifts. Deborah is excited to join the LAC and continue to develop talent in a venue where glorifying God through the arts is the foundation of all teaching. She looks forward to getting to know all her new students and watching their talents emerge and grow.
",,,Those who seek the lord lac no good thing." psalm 34:10