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Music Lessons

Music lessons in your home. Learn to play piano or guitar now! Find out how much fun music lessons are. Music is a way to build a sense of accomplishment and to bring joy into your life.   All ages welcome.

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NOW BOOKING FOR Summer Music Lessons 2017!

NO Registration fee. Pay monthly.

Private music lessons; piano and guitar in the comfort of your own home. I have a few openings left in SW Calgary.
$30 per half hour
$45 for 45 minute lesson
$60 one hour lesson
Summer lessons are available upon request.

Music Lessons

Dedicated students who want to have fun with learning music! I will help you to achieve your musical dreams. A teacher who thinks out of the box, I can show you different ways of looking at the music. Your music lessons will be in your home, on either piano, or guitar.

Do you have a strong enough desire to want to play? When considering music lessons, one must understand it is a commitment to learning, which entails practicing in between your lessons. A willingness to do the work required to accomplish your goals?  If so, I may have room in my schedule for you. Registration is ongoing, dependent upon availability. Please contact me if you want to achieve your musical dreams.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Achieved a high level of musicianship
Self-disciplined, organized & punctual
Able to motivate & inspire students
Love of music & enjoy teaching music lessons

SKILLS

Piano, guitar, voice, performance, composition, arranging,
Teaching private music lessons, coaching, mentoring

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A slice of one of my original paintings
WHAT I TEACH
  • Reading music on piano and guitar
  • Fundamentals all ages, adult beginners piano & guitar, songwriting, performance preparation
  • Theory, sight reading, ear training, scales, RCM PIANO teach to Grade 8
  • Piano, jazz and blues piano chord structures and improvisation, modes
  • Guitar, note reading, tabulature, chords, scales, chord progressions, fingerpicking, cycle of fifths
  • Skype Lessons Upon Request
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experienced Professional Player & Performer
  • Songwriting; Berklee College of Music
  • Developing Your Musicianship; 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

Recommended Piano Tuner: itune4u Tell Colin or Rick I sent you.
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Live Music Shows

Live Music Shows

Upcoming

Sat., August 19, 2017, 7 pm-11 pm, Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB

Sun., Sept 10 at 1:30 pm, Mountain View Arts Festival,
Mugs Coffee House, Didsbury, AB


Calgary Musician & Vocalist for Hire

Available for live music shows and studio recording work, I look forward to enhancing your event with an eclectic mix of roots, blues, easy listening, pop, jazz, soul & contemporary. Performing on piano &/or guitar, I am also a strong vocalist. Instrumental, background are also an option. You will hear standards, covers & original compositions. I have the necessary equipment for a single act, and for larger venues I will collaborate with other musicians.

Instrumental Piano Sampler

Instrumental Guitar Sampler

Guitar & Voice Sampler

Summertime Cover Guitar & Voice

Coming Soon: voice/piano samples | new voice/guitar tracks

Originals

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Available for:
  • Coffee-Wine Bar
  • Corporate
  • Pubs
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Weddings
  • Festivals
  • Art Openings
  • House Concerts
  • Please contact me:
    For booking live music shows.
    *Request a Media Kit*


Previous

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Private Party, 7 pm – 9 pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017, Leighton Art Centre, 2 pm – 4 pm
Sat., June 3, 2017, 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
See Music Bio
Saturday, May 20, Host of Open Mic, Mugs Cafe, Didsbury, AB 1 pm – 4 pm
April 15, 2017 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
Sat., March 11, 2017, 7 pm – 10 pm Latitude Gallery Four Feet Fiesta
February 2, 2017 6 pm-9 pm  Artpoint Gallery & Studios
February 4, 2017 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
December 3, 2016 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
October 1, 2016 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
August 6, 2016 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
April 21, 2016 6 pm – 9 pm Alberta Society of Artists Opening at Artpoint Gallery & Studios
April 10, 2015 Deborah’s House Concert Live Stream on Concert Window
Host of Fireside Open Mic at the Kensington Pub
Sept 14, 2014 – February 7, 2016
Caprices Fine Arts at Fort Calgary
My Musical Performance 11 am to 12 pm
Saturday June 14, 2014 10-5pm
Caprice’s Fine Art Summer Event
Inglewood Community Hall.
My Musical Performance 11 am to 12 pm
Nickelodeon Music Club, Calgary, AB
Hotel Arts, Calgary, AB
Lougheed House, Calgary, AB
East Coolie Spring Festival, East Coolie, AB
Ladybug Festival, Priddis, AB
Tompkins Park, Calgary, AB
Lilac Festival, Calgary AB
Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NT
CBC Radio
NWT Pavilion, EXPO ’86
South Slave Friendship Festival, Ft Smith, NT
International Woman’s Day Concerts
Northern Arts & Cultural Centre Concerts
Concert for African Famine Relief

Press

Press

 

piano-handsFrom a musical family, a seasoned performer, Deborah has honed the magic to mesmerize & touch her audience. A gypsy spirit with a true love for music, she has played at festivals, clubs, concerts, jams, both in bands and as a solo performer.

jazz-singer-deborah-robinson“Any form of creativity is a path from the soul. Awareness of how tones of the scale relate to different colours. When I paint a deep blue colour, I hear a cello or an oboe, sounds like deep grief only more comforting.

I would like to know that I have touched people somehow through my art & personally.” ~DL Robinson Jayne Darcy’s A Light in the Dark (Mar 29, 2005)

Press, reviews and recommendations:

“Amazing vocalist, blues singer.” ~Colleague, George Duncan

“Deborah is a detailed talented musician, who is extremely professional.” ~Colleague, Rick Maddeaux

“Great Results, Personable, Creative.” ~Client, Pat Buckna

“Actor, artist, singer, musician and business woman, Deborah Robinson could be
deemed a real renaissance woman. A professional musician-she toured both solo & with a band. Since her arrival in Yellowknife, Deborah Robinson has been heavily involved in the northern arts scene.” ~Marge Strano, Yellowknifer Renaissance Woman Balances Art With Business (Mar 15, 1993)

“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 (Jun 13, 1985)

Sounds

Sounds

music Songs & Albums

Writing a new album of sounds. I cannot tell you exactly what is coming yet. A lot of deep thought and planning goes into the process before the songs are written, performed and recorded. Besides the songs, the signature sound must come together. I am trying to sort out my home recording situation. I am trying to find the optimal way to get my ideas down. So far, my iPhone has been working well for that, but the sounds are not studio recording quality. As much as I would like to rush the process, it simply is not possible. Stay tuned. I promise it will be good. Subscribe for updates.

From my Vintage Jazz collection, one of my originals; “Rot Blues ‘n’ Junk Streets”. Recorded in Yellowknife, NWT.
Deborah Robinson; Composer, Keyboards, Vocals | Pat Braden; Stand Up Bass | James Milligan; Saxaphone | Norm Glowach; Drums
Producer; Pat Braden

An original soundtrack I recently composed.

Music

Musical Profile

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From an artistic & musical family, Deborah captures the magic of a true love for music. Her individual style shines through a powerful voice. In her live performances she delivers an eclectic mix of roots, blues, easy listening, pop, jazz, soul & contemporary.

Gypsy spirit, vocalist & songwriter, Deborah performs on piano & guitar as a single act & collaborates with other musicians. You will hear standards, covers & original compositions. A seasoned performer, venues include festivals, clubs, concerts, weddings,  private parties & events. Deborah is available to perform live solo, or with supporting musicians.
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“The music I choose to play is whatever touches me, what I can relate to. I believe in playing what I enjoy, the audience is sure to have a good time. I began entertaining as a keyboard player & vocalist for an all girl rock band (in the seventies). We toured many parts of Canada. A number of band combinations followed. We played rock, soul funk and rhythm and blues. I went on to perform solo in piano bars which were popular at the time. I would love it if piano bars became popular again. I thoroughly enjoy enhancing the dining experience, and liked the intimacy of lounges and small clubs. I am writing a new album, and look forward to releasing and performing some new music.”

A creative spirit with many outlets of expression, Deborah is re-entering the music-biz as an indie artist. She is a member of GoGirlsElite. Deborah teaches piano & guitar in Calgary, AB.” ~Deborah Robinson

Engage

Engage

Let’s Work Together

Something here is sure to engage you, whether you are an person or business. Whatever the reason for your visit, I want to help you to meet your goals. It is personally satisfying to share my talent, skills and knowledge with you.

Everything I do interconnects. Take a look at my body of work & see what I have to offer. I am also interested in connecting & collaborating with other professionals.

Why Work With Me?

A creative entrepreneur, I have a wealth of experience in owning and operating small businesses. This is my business and it is what supports me and I want to engage with you.

Self-directed, I have spent a lot of time studying what works for small biz. My businesses have always been based on service and value.

In all of my dealings I strive to work from a place of consciousness, respect and compassion. Clear interpersonal communication is what works for me and I am highly intuitive. I have great references.

“All of my businesses function on the basis of integrity, quality and value.” ~ Deborah Robinson

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