a Teacher who will bring you to excellence
Piano - Voice - Cello - Theory - Guitar - Violin
Musical Theatre - Speech & Drama - Dance
AMEB - TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON - ABRSM - ATAR/ACARA -
Australian Music Teacher Board, QLD Music Teachers Association
Registered fulltime and specialist teacher, WWC Qld Blue Card
Focusing on instrumental music and qualification, Deborah is launching dance again which she taught in New Zealand -
Kaiapoi Borough School and Elmwood Normal School (known for performance arts) as Music and Dance (contemporary) principal teacher up to year 7 level, and St Margarets College as Drama, Speech & Drama, and with Christ's College Production Choreographer up to Year 13 level in performance, examination for four years, and CSM Christchurch School of Music "Centre STAGE" director and principal - all up to December 2007 when she moved to Australia.
After 9 years in WA as Director and principal at OZKIWI MUSIC & THEATRE, Senior Music, RE and Drama Specialist at Geraldton Grammar, Primary & Secondary Music Specialist at Strathalbyn Christian College, and Music and Japanese Specialist at St Mary's Northampton, Instrumental Teacher at Northampton District High School,
Deborah has come to Sunshine Coast in Queensland to teach and build a school in Christian arts.
30 years teaching experience in primary and secondary specialist subjects including Music, Drama, Dance, Productions, Trinity College London Speech & Drama, and Numeracy/Literacy and Languages (LOTE).
Deborah recognises, as other Christian teachers, the importance for true beauty and excellence meeting the talent and ability within each student, while embracing the values of Christian performance arts.
Where fresh, fun and contemporary tuition
meet integrity and excellence in results.
Deborah is very successful at building relationships with students, bringing each one to a level of confidence and trust through motivation, identifying gifts and traits in each one, bringing to examination and performance achievement level. Age range 3 - 88 years taught.
UNIV. OF CANTERBURY (NZ)
MUS.B. Bachelor of Music – 1997 (Composition, Ed.)
Grad. Dip. Arts (Engl,Drama) - 2003
CHRISTCHURCH COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (NZ)
Grad.Dip.Teaching & Learning
Specialist Performing Arts, Music, Drama, ENGLISH, LOTE (Japanese, French) - 2001
LAT Certification to teach- 1995-
Conducting Cert. 1997
Dance teacher: Beryl Hatherley
Dance Mentors: Barbara (Soanes) Pritchard (mother), Beth Bluett LIVING DANCE
Vision Bible College Australia 2008-2013
Women's Ministry worshipper, facilitator, teacher 1991-
Children's Ministry worshipper, teacher 1991-2016
Anglican Church lay ministry team 1991-1993
Lay administrator-Sacristan St Margaret's College 1979
BLUE CARD QLD WWC Exp 21.3.24
QLD Drivers Lic. Exp 03.4.24
Australian Music Teachers Registration
Queensland Music Teachers Association
AMEB, ABRSM, Trinity College London Registered
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Deborah Geri has worked with my Grand children for a number of years and has introduced them to many aspects of music giving them the freedom to explore their own paths in music. The children have progressed wonderfully and grown in confidence and performance. Deborah Geri really encourages their strengths and helps to strengthen their weaknesses. Thoroughly recommended as a professional music teacher. - Margaret Adamson WA
My dad, who has dementia, having cello lessons and composing,
"Where can I buy a cello in NZ? I love this!" - July 2021
Highly recommend Deborah Geri
- Phokwane Elliott
1st degree connection1st
Mathematics Teacher at Carmel Adventist College
Greater Perth Area, WA
Wonderful teacher who shared her passion for music and creativity with both my children, teaching Japanese, piano and drums. Expert knowledge of many instruments, well experienced in performance arts, very good value, flexible, punctual, and of very high integrity. My family has been fortunate to have found Deborah Geri to share my children's learning journey.
- Denise Coombs WA
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Deborah Geri is a superb music teacher. Her lessons are engaging & immensely enjoyable. The students delight in her workshops & concerts through out the year to showcase their progress. Creative & dedicated, we are very lucky to have a teacher of her calibre in the Midwest of WA. - Carolyn Green WA
Deborah Geri is a conscientious teacher who approaches her work in a professional manner. She encourages students to aim high in their expectations and to work hard to reach their full potential.
- Anita Kirkbright WA
Deborah Geri hosted a number of professional development afternoons at her school. She was always so helpful and willing to go the extra mile. I was so impressed with her classroom work and her considerable talent as a musician and educator. I would highly recommend her teaching school to all.
- Jackie Ewers WA
Christian music & dance
Beauty - Integrity - Excellence
on the Sunshine Coast QLD 4556