Private online music lessons in Guitar, Voice & Bass guitar for beginning and intermediate students.  

Being of service to others in ways that brings joy into their lives is truly a passion for me. Watching my students , both young and old, grow and develop in their music skills brings a smile to their face and mine as well. Its truly a gift to have the desire & the tools to be able to express yourself through music. It's also one of the best ways to lift your spirits & maintain a healthy mindset during these challenging times and it's easier than you think. I will teach you an easy to play song at your very first lesson!

  I LOVE teaching music!  I teach all styles from Pop, Folk, Country, to Rock & Blues, etc., & we can use any songs of your choice while learning! I also help students who have an interest in songwriting.

My service stands out because I've been a professional teacher, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, Grammy international recording Artist, producer, & performer for decades in Los Angeles and Rochester,NY. I specialize in beginning & intermediate students from 6yrs to 65+yrs, truly enjoying what I do, bringing patience & excitement at watching my students grow in whatever styles they enjoy!

   Scheduling is always flexible because teaching is a priority.  Lessons include theory while also diving into learning your favorite songs. A special part of my instruction consists of giving local students real life onstage & recording experience if you desire it.  You can see & actually feel what it's like to be a professional performer playing songs you choose & love, on a live stage in front of a real audience.  Or if you're not local to Rochester, I  can assist you in creating an online video performance to be proud of.  You can keep it private or share it online. We also have a private group page on Facebook to stay in touch and post music info & projects to share with fellow RMP students. We often do our local Rochester recitals on stage at the family friendly House of Guitars. Recitals & video creation are of course all totally optional.  All lessons are on Zoom.

     Please feel free to  read my many positive reviews on Thumbtack                                                                                                   where I've earned "Top Pro Status" !                                

CLICK HERE for Deborah's Thumbtack profile !

You can email me at to chat & ask questions. I teach globally on Zoom .

Thanks so much for your interest ! 




*** A few LESSON REVIEWS from Thumbtack ***

John D. 

Guitar Lessons (for adults) 

"Deborah is simply a fantastic teacher. She works with you one-on-one and will tailor lessons based on your time and skill level. Don't hesitate to learn from a great guitarteacher and person."


Rick P.  

Guitar Lessons (for adults) 

Currently taking guitar lessons and Deborah is making it a lot of fun. She also teaches voice lessons and she's been giving me some pointers there as well.


John W. 

"My grandchildren (Corey and Natalie) are students of Deb and absolutely love their lessons. No one could be more pleased with the instruction she has given them and the progress they have made. Nat takes voice and bass lessons. Sometimes Deb and her record songs they create together. Corey takes guitar and is playing Rush tunes already!!! Deb has a unique ability to communicate with the kids and they respond to her teaching techniques and always look forward to their lessons with enthusiasim. Even more important to us than her ability to communicate and teach was the fact that she is a wonderfull human being and as such a fine example for children. We are most fortunate to have her as a teacher for our grandchildren."



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