Classically trained since childhood, Deborah began studying piano at age 4 until pursuing a Master’s Degree in piano performance from Arizona State University. Having a “perfect pitch” ear, picking up melodies was easy, and she started singing and writing songs at an early age as well. During her time in college, she enjoyed special talent scholarships from both institutions, as well as international programs of study. In 2009, President Obama gave the commencement speech at ASU, where she graduated summa cum laude. That same year, Deborah opened her first home teaching studio in Maryland. She also taught herself guitar to help with songwriting.
In 2010, she was given the opportunity to open for the grammy-award winning band The Roots at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. During a short residence in Pittsburgh, Deborah was hired to sing in a PBS fundraising flashdance tribute for Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Moving to Austin, Texas, Deborah began creatively writing under the name “Sonic Sprout” and released her first album in 2015. In 2018, Deborah was given the incredibly fun task of realizing silent film scores as live piano performances in a movie theater. When she’s not teaching, collaborating, writing, recording, and producing, Deborah enjoys spending time with her two kids, Tyvan and Mika.