Deborah teaches voice, guitar, songwriting, and performance and recording skills. Many of her students focus on vocal technique exclusively, whereas others work on a combination of skills.
Deborah teaches a vocal method that is effective for all levels of singers, from people who claim “they can’t sing” to professionals who want to strengthen their vocal technique. Scores of Grammy Award winners, Metropolitan Opera singers, and pop music stars – Stevie Wonder, Amy Lee, Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Prince, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Anthony Kiedis, and Annie Lennox, to name a few – use the same method to expand their vocal range, flexibility, and strength.
As students develop a kinesthetic awareness of how their bodies work during singing, they gain confidence, their range expands, and they are able to sing with greater ease and freedom through their entire range. As singers improve their technical proficiency, she helps them develop their own style and learn how to interpret songs in their own voice.
“Deborah artfully takes you under her wing with infinite patience, positive attitude, encouragement and clear masterful understanding of vocal mechanics and takes you to where you never thought you could go.”
-Alexander Leon, student
RECORDING & PERFORMANCE COACHING
Deborah coaches students in performance and recording skills by analyzing students’ live performances or studio sessions. Deborah has helped countless students improve their stage presence, pacing and stamina, microphone technique, and emotional delivery of live and recorded performances. Deborah helps performing artists integrate singing, playing, performance, style, and stage presence. She also advises performers on the creation of album projects and promotional packages.
Deborah teaches beginning guitar lessons to students of all ages and musical experiences. Students will learn to read and play from written music as well as understand beginning music theory. Students also focus on how to play guitar accompaniment, so they can play and sing at the same time.
Deborah teaches beginning and advanced students how to write meaningful, well-crafted songs. Learn how to write lyrics, melodies, and instrumental accompaniment that express your unique sound.
Professional vocalist Kristine Sinajon has over twenty years of musical experience. She is a laureate of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Kristine received a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in vocal performance from San Francisco State University, as well as a graduate diploma in vocal performance from the Royal College of Music in London. She is presently a cantor and a music director for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Ms. Sinajon is also a songwriter and a recording artist.
She has been a featured soloist in concerts taking place in the Bay Area as well as in China, Cuba, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the Philippines. Ms. Sinajon, though a classically trained musician, is a versatile artist who is able to translate her knowledge of utilizing a healthy vocal technique as it relates to any other genre of music. She is able to adapt to the learning approach of her students, so that they may be able find their own voice and personal style.
Kristine believes singers should be well-rounded. She incorporates the technical aspect of music in her teaching, but also guides her students to be able to implement the emotional nuances that exist beyond what is written on a score