Debra serves as a piano instructor and Grow Your Gift Conservatory of Music. She began her musical journey by sharing her love for music around the age of seven while traveling and singing in area churches with her family. It was these childhood experiences that stirred a passion in her to develop the natural musical gifts God gave her. She started piano lessons in elementary school and continued to take them on off until graduating from college.
Before heading off to college, she had amazing opportunities to do Christian concerts on her own singing in local churches. The summer before college she was chosen to join The Baptist Festival Singers, under the direction of composers/arrangers Bob Burroughs, Stan Pethel, and Mark Hayes, as an alto vocalist and flutist. Participating in this was life-changing for Debra as they did a month-long concert tour in New Zealand and Australia. This was the first of three overseas music tours Debra would experience as a vocalist/musician.
In January of 2018, her family relocated to this area due to her husband taking a position as Pastor at a church in the area. Prior to her move, she taught music at Foundation Academy in Winter Garden, Florida for 12 ½ years and has served in numerous churches in various positions since graduating from college. Currently, she enjoys being the lead keyboardist and vocalist on the praise team for weekly services at the church she attends. Her journey with music continues here and it is her goal to encourage you as you begin yours.