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Dr. Deborah Brener has being teaching piano since 1977. Her current studio is based in Coto de Caza, California. Deborah teaches beginner through advanced level students of all ages. As a member of the Music Teacher's Association of California, California Association of Professional Music Teachers and Music Teachers National Association, Deborah is able to place students into prestigious programs, such as the Certificate of Merit Program, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary Festivals. Students also may participate in the National Guild, which is held each summer.

Deborah holds a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University at Long Beach, a Masters of Music degree from California State University at Fullerton and a PhD. In Musicology from the Claremont Graduate School, where her dissertation was A Comparison of Southeast Asian Piano Teaching Styles. She has studied from noted teachers: Daniel Pollack, Eduardo Delgado, M'lou Dietzer, Richard Tetley Kardos and Nina Scolnik. Deborah is trained in the Taubman Method and teaches her students this technique.

She has taught at a number of institutions of higher learning, including Whittier College, Fullerton College, Golden West College, Santa Ana College, Coastline Community College and Irvine College. Besides teaching piano privately she has taught group piano, music appreciation, music history, world music and music theory.

She has recently published two books titled The World at Your Fingertips, Vol. 1 and 2 through Alfred Publications. These books feature multicultural music for piano students, along with historical and cultural information on the music from around the world.

Deborah has spoken at many conferences, including the Music Teacher's Association of California State Convention, The Music Teacher's National Association, The National Council on Keyboard Pedagogy and the Music Association of Community Colleges.

Deborah continues to study piano and perform. Among her repertoire contains many ensemble works for two or more pianists.

Studio Location
18 Mahogany Run
Coto de Caza, CA 92679
(949) 633-1022