Debbie earned her degree in Education from the University of Michigan and continued to study Instrumental Music Education at Eastern Michigan University. In addition, she received her official Suzuki teacher training from the American Suzuki Institute at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, and also studied privately and received training with/from Carolyn Tarzia (Suzuki specialist and longtime AAPS teacher) for several years. Having taught for just over thirty years, she has worked with children of all ages up to adulthood. Debbie is a single mom of three children who are now successful young adults. Over the years she has been invited to be a guest teacher for Suzuki workshops in Adrian, Tecumseh, MI as well as Blue Lake Suzuki Family Camp. Debbie has also taught in the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute of Music for many years.