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Anyone Can Learn With My Method

I believe that it is completely untrue that some people are "born to sing or play an instrument" while others are not.  Using my method, the most "tone deaf" can learn to sing perfectly in tune, the most nasal or unappealing sound can be transformed into the most beautiful resonant sound, and someone with "no talent" can become better than anyone with natural ability.  With this superb method when you finish singing your voice will feel better than when you started!  All it takes is desire, patience, perseverance, and practice.  I have a unique teaching style that can make learning any instrument seem easy.  You're never too young or old.   In studio or online web lessons available.  Karen D.

Be The Best You Can Be
Or just have fun!

All Ages/Levels

No one is ever too young or old to learn an instrument. I love teaching all ages and levels from beginners to advanced.  Children, teenagers, kids, pre-schoolers, adults, elderly, are all welcome.  My teaching experience at Prospect Hill Academy and at Day Care Centers have given me great experience with infants and toddlers as young as one year old!  I also have students in their 80's or 90's.   I believe I can improve a person’s life by teaching them a musical instrument.  I hope you will let me help to improve yours.

All Styles

One of the most important things in life is to be yourself!  The greatest thing about my method is you will develop your own style and not sound like anyone else; unless you want to!  The student brings in songs they want to work on:  pop, rock, hip-hop, alternative, country, progressive, blues, bluegrass, jazz, swing, broadway, folk, rap, r+b, gospel, hardcore, screaming at the top of your lungs (if you want to).

No End To How You Can Improve

As long as you practice using my method, there is no limit as to how you can improve your voice's range, tone, strength, and flexibility or any instrument.  Let me help you transcend fear, anxiety, and stage fright and replace it with technical ability and self-confidence.

Coaching and Stage Presence

We work on songs that the student loves. Using developed techniques I help them understand the true meaning of the song and how to convey it to an audience.

Vocal Therapist

My method is guaranteed to cure any and all vocal problems or damage you may have from singing or talking:  nodules, pitch, range, tone, endurance, etc..

Breathing

Proper breathing is the most important aspect to becoming a great singer.  Let me help you develop and build your instrument through solid breathing and correct posture; all which is necessary to increase your range, strength, resonance and stamina.  There is no end to how good you can get with my approach.

Sing With No Break

Have a smooth, multi-octave range.  Sing any note the way you like: high or low, hard or soft.

Guitar Lessons

Learn the basics of rhythm, notes and chords and learn to play the songs that you love. Incorporate learning to sing and play guitar on your favorite tunes.  As the student becomes more confident the lessons move into learning advanced voicings, improvisational techniques and chord solos.  

Piano Lessons

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced professional, any age is welcomed. Learning to play the piano can be lots of fun and very rewarding with practice, persistence and the proper instruction.  Learn the basics of rhythm, notes and chords.  In the first lesson you will be able to play with both hands.  As you continue lessons it will be fun and exciting to learn to play popular piano pieces.  The more advanced student will have fun learning to improvise and play chord solos.

Drum Lessons

Learning to play the drums is really easy and fun with my method!  Start by learning how to hold the sticks and position yourself at a full drum set.  At the end of the first lesson you will be able to play beats.  With each lesson new beats, styles and exercises will be added.  As you get more advanced the student can bring in songs they want to learn.  This method is perfect and easy for any beginner or more advanced student.

Bass Lessons 

The bass is what holds the rhythm of the band together and provides the foundation and bottom for the chord structure.  The student is taken in a step by step method that is easy to understand starting with learning basic notes, rhythms and finger exercises.  As the student becomes more advanced they can bring in songs that they would like to learn.  

Ear Training

Developing your ear is essential for any serious musician.  We start by learning to sing simple melodies and rhythms and as the student progresses we move to more challenging ones.  Also incorporated will be learning notation and chord and pitch recognition.

Song Writing

Learn to write songs like the pros.  Karen DeBiasse has written hundreds of songs, won awards and had many placed in movies.  Let her expertise help you learn the secrets she has developed over time.  We will work on song structure, theory and lyric writing.

Theory and Arranging

Karen DeBiasse recieved a degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging from Berklee School Of Music.   She will teach you about notes, intervals, scales, chord structures and how chords work together.  Also, you will learn how to arrange a song by adding drums, bass, guitar, horns, strings and whatever your heart desires.

All Instruments

Not only does Karen teach voice, guitar, piano, drums, and bass, but she can also teach you any instrument you want to learn! Please see list below.

Learn Voice Or Any Instrument
If it's not on the list feel free to ask.

Voice

Voice

Vocal Therapy

Breathing

Strength

Rock Singing

Screaming

Range

Nodules

Polyps

Coaching

Stage Presence

Keyboards

Acoustic Piano

Clavichord

Clavinet 

Electric Keyboards

Hammond

Harpsichord

Keyboards

Organ

Synthesizer

Drums

Drums

Drum Set

 

Strings

Acoustic Guitar

Electric Guitar

Bass Guitar 

Banjo 

Dobro

Dulcimer

Autoharp

Balalaika

Bandura

Barbat

Begena

Biwa

Bordonua

Bouzouki

Buzuq

Cavaquinho

Ceng

Cetara

Chapy

Charango

Chitarrone

Choghur

Cittern

Cümbüş

Cura

Đàn Bầu

Đàn Dáy

Đàn Nguyệt

Đàn Tranh

Đàn Tỳ bà

Dombra

Domra

Dotara

Dramyin

Dutar

Duxianqin

Gottuvadhyam

Guitarrón Mexicano

Guitarrón Chileno

Guslihileno

Guzheng

Harp

Huapanguera

Jarana Huasteca

Jarana Jarocha

Kacapi

Kanklės

Kanklės

Kanun

Koto

Lap Steel Guitar

Langeleik

Laúd

Lute 

Mandolin

Pedal Steel Guitar

Qanun

Qinqin

Salterio

Setar

Shamisen

Sitar

Tres

Ukulele Soprano

Ukulele Alto

Ukulele Tenor

Ukulele Baritone

Veena

Zither

Zhongruan

 

Bowed 

Cello

Double Bass

Dulcimer

Fiddle

Lira

Lyra

Viola 

Violin

Ajaeng

Arpeggione

Banhu

Byzaanchy

Chuurqin

Crwth

Daguangxian

Dahu

Dàn nhị

Dihu

Erhu

Erxian

Gadulka

Gaohu

Gehu

Gusle

Huqin

Hurdy-Gurdy

Igil

Jiaohu

Jinghu

Jing Erhu

Jouhikko

Laruan

Leigqin

Maenqo

Matouqin

Maguhu

Morin khuur

Nyckelharpa

Organistrum

Psaltery

Ravanahatha

Sanhu

Sarangi

Saw

Saw U

Saw Duang

Sihu

Talharpa

Tiqin

This

Tuhu

Violoncello Da Spalla

Yeah

Yaylı tanbur

Yazheng

Xiqin

Zhonghu

Zhihu

Zhuqin

Woodwinds

Accordion 

Bagpipes

Bass Clarinet 

Bassoon 

Clarinet 

Contrabassoon

Double Reed 

English Flute 

English Horn 

Flute 

Flutes

Harmonica

Melodica 

Oboe 

Piccolo

Pitch Pipes

Recorder

Saxophone 

Single Reed

 

Brasswinds

French Horn

Pan Flute

Mellowphone

Piccolo

Recorder

Saxaphone 

Trombone 

Trumpet

Tuba

Extras

Songwriting

Theory/Arranging

Ear Training

Computer Skills Apple

Final Cut Movie Making

Logic Audio Engineering

Percussion

Drums

Drum Set

Double Bass / Kick

Afoxe

Agogo

Agung

Agung a Tamlang

Alfaia

Alligator Drum

Angklung

Anvil

Apito

Ashiko

Atabaque

Bebendil

Bak

Balafon

Bamboula

Bara

Bass Drum

Bata Drum

Beat Box

Bedug

Bell

Bell Plate

Bell Tree

Bendiur

Berumbau

Bianzhong

Binzasara

Bo

Bock-a-Dabock

Bodhran

Body Percussion

Bombo Criollo

Bonang

Bones

BongoDrum

Boomwhacker

Bougarabou

Bubon

Buk

Cabasa

Cajon

Cajon de Rumba

Calung

Carimbo

Candome Drums

Cantaro

Castanets

Caxirola

Caxixi

Celesta

Chacaras

Chenda

Chime Bar

Chimes

Clapper

Clap Stick

Clash Cymbals

Claves

Clavichord

Clay Drum

Cocktail Drum

Conga

Cowbell

Crotale

Cuica

Cup Chime

Cymbal

Dabakan

Daf

Damaru

Damphu

Dayereh

Den-Den-Daiko

Derkach

Dhaa

Dhimay

Dholak

Dohl

Dong Son

Dunun

Egg Shaker

Ekwe

Electronic Drum

Esterilla

Gerrinho

Fiddlesticks

Flexatone

Flwer Drum

Fontomfrom

Frame Drum

Friction Drum

Glago

Gandingan

Ganza

Gbedu

Gender

Geophone

Ghatam

Glasschord

Glass Harmonic

Glas Harp

Glockenspiel

Goblet Drum

Goema

Gong

Gongue

Gubguba

Gudugudu

Guira

Guiro

Hammered Dulcimer

Hand Bell

Hand Chime

Hand Repique

Hang

Hosho

Huiringua

Hydraulophone

Hyoshiugiu

Igba

Ikembe

Ikoro

Ilimba

Jam Block

Janggu

Jawbone

Jew's Harp

Jhallari

Jingle

Junjung

Kakko

Kanjira

Karyenda

Kebero

Kecer

Kemanak

Kendang

Kenong

Kepyak

Khim

Khol

Kirkoketa

Kiringi

Kisanji

Klong Khaek

Klong Yao

Kpanlogo

Kulintang

Kundu

Kus

Lambeg

Lion's Roar

Lithophone

Lujon

Lummi Stick

Madal

Maddale

Madhalam

Maktoum

Makuta

Malimbe

Mallet

Magey

Maraca

Maram

Marching Machine

Marfa

Marimba

Marimbula

Mark Tree

Mbira

Metallophone

Monkey Stick

Mridangam

Musical Saw

Muyu

Nagara

Naqara

Naqareh

Naqus

Ngoma Drums

North Drums

Ocean Drum

Octoban

Omele

Onavillu

Otsuzumi

Padayani Thappu

Pahu

Pahu Pounamu

Paiban 

Paila Criolla

Pakhavaj

Pambai

Pandiro

Pandero Jarocho

Pantalon

Parsifal Bell

Pat Waing

Pellet Drum

Pixiphone

Practice Pad

Plasmaphone

Pyrophone

Rain Stick

Rakatak

Ranat Ek

Ratchet

Rattle

Ravanne

Repique

Roq

Sabar

Salara

Salterio

Sambal

Samphor

Sand Blocks

Santoor

Santur

Saron

Semantron

Shekere

Shime Daiko

Shishi Odoshi

Sikulu

Silex Piano

Singing Bowl

Skrabalai

Skull

Sleigh Bells

Slenthem

Slit Drum

Song Bells

Spoon

Steel Pan

Stomp Box

Stone Marimba

Surdo

Suspended Cymbal

Tabla

Tabla Tarang

Taiko

Talking Drum

Tamborita Calentana

Tambour

Tambourine

Tan Tan

Taphon

Tar

Tassa

Tbilat

Temple Block

Thappu

Thavil

Thunder Machine

Thunder Sheet

Timbal

Timbales

Timpani

Tingsha

Tom Tom

Tonbak

Triangle

Triccaballacca

Tsuzmi

Tsymbaly

Tubular Bells

Tumba

Tumdak

Txalaparta

Udu

Vibraphone

Vibraslap

Washboard

Whip

Wobble Board

Wood Block

Xylophone 

Xylorimba

Yanggeum

Yangqin

Yuka

Zabumba

Zatula

Zill