Deb is a gifted teacher, who exhibits a deep commitment to her students. With good humor and a positive attitude, she motivates her students to work hard and reach high. She expects a commitment to work hard, but is not unrealistic in her expectations. Her professional background provides a rich context for her to draw upon, providing her students with helpful aids to practice, technique and general cello etiquette and expertise. She is very capable at zeroing in on exactly what is needed to improve a particular student’s performance, and able to offer the specific correction or suggestion.
— Dorothy Sayward Wylie