Miss Deb

Miss Deb studied music, psychology, and voice at UW-Milwaukee, and began teaching from home in 1990 after neighbors heard her playing piano. 

She opened Piano Loft Music School in downtown Cedarburg, eventually expanding the school by employing 4 teachers. Altogether, Piano Loft instructs over 100 students. 

The National Piano Playing Auditions serve as a wonderful and powerful motivator for both teachers and students over the last 20 years. 

Deb and the Piano Loft have produced many Paderewski, International, and Bach medalists. She herself is a product and model of the National Guild. 

Awards and Honors

  • Guild High School Diploma

  • All four years of the Guild's Collegiate Diploma (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior)

  • Guild's five-year award

  • National Teacher's Honor Roll for roughly 20 years 

  • Certified Music Teacher for over 20 years

  • Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Musicians

Deb has performed with John Annello of the Florentine Opera Company as a guest soloist, performed at Villa Terrace in Milwaukee for social functions, and been the substitute pianist at her church in Jackson, WI. 

Her overall goal in teaching is to encourage students of all ages and abilities to continue in their pursuit of music.