a Teacher who will bring you to excellence

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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

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 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, Production Choreographer up to Year 13 level in performance, examination, 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.

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Mission

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.

Qualifications
 

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

Violin Shop

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Shadow on Concrete Wall

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

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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

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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

Tropical Leaves

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

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Performance & Festival Highlights since 2014

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Performing at Geraldton QEII with DEEP BLUE

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Recording at QUT QLD with DEEP BLUE

Recording at QUT QLD with DEEP BLUE

Pilgrimage to St Thomas Kirche Leipzig Germany

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Students frequent local hospitals, mental and aged care and hospice facilities to warm patients' and residents' hearts since 1995 NZ & Australia - part of what it is all about

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Barbara (my mother) principal dancer with Silver Swans in Christchurch NZ

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A few other things I am interested in and have been up to the past 5 years...

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My own Tiger fish on the Zambezi and one of the beautiful local girls in Victoria Falls, Zim, Oct 2018

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Two sisters at an Arusha orphanage Tanzania 2016 - difficult to leave these precious ones behind.

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With Mandy Worby in Wadi Rum, Jordan March 2020

With Marguerite van Geldermalsen's son in Petra, Jordan March 2020

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With Ps Pete, shepherd in Shepherd's Fields just outside Bethlehem. A US group was stuck for a month in town due to covid. Feb 2020

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Entering the Via Dolorosa Jerusalem, ISRAEL Feb 2020

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Mt Carmel Feb 2020 Mt Tabor in background.

Hyde Park London March 2020 - lockdown had  just begun