Deborah Ellis Suárez

Music Composition & Theory, Piano, VoiceCommunity Music School

Deborah Ellis Suarez

Deborah Ellis Suárez has taught piano and voice since 1979, and at the Community Music School since 2000. She currently teaches piano, music theory and music composition. Deborah is a published composer with piano pieces published by Willis Music Company and distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation.  

She has a Master of Music degree in Music Composition from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where she was a graduate assistant, teaching in the Music Theory department and also in the Music Engineering Technology Studios. She then took a year of Film Music Composition at the graduate level at UNCSA. Her undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts degree was from Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa, where she studied piano, voice, choral conducting and music composition.

In my teaching, I use music technology to give my students a 21st century music education. I attempt to tailor the instruction to the individual student's learning style and goals.

Recent projects include a commission from a Hungarian orchestra to write several pieces and composing vocal music in Hungarian. She is also currently studying the healing frequencies with a cymatherapist to find applications within musical context.



M.M.Ball State University

B.F.A.Faith Baptist Bible College