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Musical Background

Musical Background

Performance; piano, guitar, voice
Musical composition, arranging, recording

Musician, songwriter and vocalist, Deborah Robinson’s musical background allows her to play a large repertoire on piano & guitar in a variety of genres.  Her powerful voice is well complimented by well-developed instrumental accompaniment.

“A well-disciplined voice mixed with a true love for music is the magic combination Deborah Robinson has captured. Whether playing piano or strumming guitar, Deborah has a heartfelt quality to her songs. Belting out the blues is her specialty. Her version of Summertime will curl your hair. ” ~Rick Poltaruk, Yellowknifer Northern Stars

A solid foundation in classical piano through formal training in classical piano, Deborah also became an accomplished guitarist, vocalist, & composer.

“After years of classical study, I had learned to only play what was on the sheet music. Despite having a wide-range of knowledge, I was not free to express myself with music. Retraining myself to improvise & think a different way about music is how I overcame this. Learning another instrument was helpful in making the shift. It was a process that took about 5 years. I learned to branch out beyond convention through my self-taught retraining.”

Find me on REVERB NATION

PERFORMER

Bands; 4-5-6 piece, four-part harmony / trio, duo
Single; concerts, piano bars, weddings, coffee houses, wine bar, & busking

EDUCATION

Songwriting; Berklee College of Music
Jazz Improvisation I & II; Capilano University, Vancouver, BC
Classical Piano (11 years, Grade VIII RCM) Royal Conservatory of Music, RCM London, UK
Private Guitar Studies; Heather Bishop

RECORDING

Wrote grant proposal, received grant from Arts Advisory Council for recording project.
Grant application used as a model for later proposals
First musical artist produced in NWT, Producer; Pat Braden
Grapevine Studios, Vancouver, BC recorded self funded album of original songs

AFFILIATIONS:

Member of SOCAN (Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers Association of Canada)

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

A self representing artist, I enjoy creating art that encompasses a wide variety of subjects. My original art works include landscapes, flowers, figures and still life. Also I have been working on a number of spiritual art paintings inspired by dreams and my own spiritual experiences.

Inspiration is found in the simplest of things, a raindrop on a window, a certain glow of light, reflections & shadows. The metamorphosis never ends, as things continue to expand offering more clarity, I simplify, embellish and let the creative flow through me.

Creativity, no matter what form, is a path from the soul, and I have found that one area of expression feeds another.

I am especially fascinated by colour and how it relates to sound and form. Learning to see, translating what the mind’s eye sees to brush & canvas is a rewarding challenge.

Being in the moment of creation, the excitement I feel, as a piece nears completion, is the ultimate experience. The learning process never ends. Being an artist means a lifetime of observation and recreating little bits and pieces in my art practise and sharing them with you.

Raw talent, in itself, is just that. It must be honed, in order to accomplish something worthwhile. I would like to know that I have touched people somehow, through my art, and personally.

My artwork can be found in Canada, USA, Mexico, England, Europe, and the Caribbean. I reside in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Please use the contact form below for all inquiries. Feel free to send me questions if you have them. I do not take voice calls from area codes outside of Canada. Use the contact form to make a phone appointment with me if you have relevant business to discuss. Thank you for your understanding.

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If you are submitting a Request for Proposal, please use the form on my ENGAGE SERVICES page where you can find a place to upload your file. You will also find a complete list of services there. I hope you will find something you like. Get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you! Deborah Robinson; Calgary, Alberta, Canada