Debbie Velic - Piano
Debbie’s philosophy is to meet each student where they are, regardless of age or ability, in an environment of patience and encouragement, to help them grow as musicians.
With a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Oakland University, Debbie has over 17 years of experience in piano teaching, children and adults alike. Debbie’s greatest joy as a teacher is to watch her students grow in self-confidence and maturity as musicians, finding it gratifying to see even the most timid students face their fears, rise to the occasion, and perform before an audience.
Debbie believes that learning to play an instrument plays a very important role in a child’s development. It requires discipline, hard work and dedication, but at the same time deeply enjoyable and gives the student a feeling of accomplishment and confidence that carries over into other areas of their lives as well.
Debbie is affiliated with the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs, and serves as the Chairman for the Rochester Festival Center.