Introduction: My service stands out because I've been a professional teacher, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, Grammy international recording Artist, producer, & performer for decades. 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 style they enjoy! Scheduling is always flexible because teaching is my priority.
I bring a hands on approach to my instruction, teaching theory while also giving students real life onstage & recording experience if you desire it , so you can see & actually feel what it's like to be a professional performer playing songs you choose & love, on a live stage or in video creation for those students who are not local. We often do our recitals on stage at the family friendly House of Guitars in Rochester,NY. Recitals & video creation are of course totally optional, and carefully nurtured and supported in every way.
My original music receives global airplay and I've been a Grammy member, with several projects that were up for consideration over the last decade.
* “ Black on Blue “ (written by Bernie Taupin) For consideration Grammy 2016
* “ It's All About Money" 55th GRAMMY Awards consideration for "Best Video''
* For consideration ''Best New Artist" in the 54th Grammy Awards .
..... and more on the way this year 2021 !
I've also been awarded “Producers Choice Award for Best Female Rock Musician ” from the Los Angeles Music Awards, and was dubbed “ Rochester’s Queen of Blues Rock” by Rochester NY’s “ Freetime Magazine” .
" I get CD's from many major blues labels on a regular basis. Also Americana artists. ..... (Deborah Magone's-Alternate Realities) ROCKS & the acoustic tunes are soulful & pretty. ..... The best CD I have received in a long, long time. " Brother Wease, 95.1FM Clear Channel Radio, Rochester, NY
My hands on experience, understanding, & knowledge are truly advanced & unique. Between New York & California over the years I've had the great pleasure of opening up for Peter Frampton , Talas, Dakota, Shooting Star, JJ Bad Boy Jones , The Campbell Brothers & had the pleasure of playing with ; drummer Tammy Diddley (daughter of Bo Diddley), GRAMMY winner Janice Marie Johnson ( A Taste of Honey), jamming with Chris Beard , Joe Beard , Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix drummer), & Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge) ,Billy Talbot (Crazy Horse) among many others.
Before covid lockdowns I recorded & performed with a band and/ or solo/duo acoustically throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada, Currently I'm collaborating on original music with other Grammy musicians across the country & internationally.
Being of service to others in ways that bring joy into their lives . 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. Peace . deborahmagone.com