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Deborah Shulman

Deborah Shulman, Singer, Recording Artist, Vocal Coach Growing up in Los Angeles, Deborah Shulman had the great fortune to be nurtured by a family with a very deep passion for music. Her late parents, both singers, lived in the back of their little music store at Carnegie Hall as newlyweds; her father had aspirations of joining the Metropolitan Opera before WWII intervened in his plan. Considering the family tree includes vaudevillians, a Broadway actor, and music lovers of all stripes, it’s easy to believe the Shulman family lore which says baby Deborah was singing before she was talking. When Deborah visited her grandfather, the renowned violin collector Nathan Posner, at his home in Beverly Hills, she’d sit surrounded by the magnificent instruments and sing her heart out. He made her feel like the world’s greatest singer, though he quietly hoped she would become a violinist. Today, Deborah Shulman is a successful singer and recording artist with an eclectic, international resume. The nurturing Deborah received paid off in a more unexpected way for the music world as well: as a vocal coach, Deborah is in demand by the dozens of professional and aspiring singers who come to her for guidance in overcoming large and small vocal challenges.

Deborah developed and refined her coaching skills throughout the history of her own training beginning at age eleven, under the deft tutelage of her father (Irving Shulman). At age thirteen, Deborah Shulman became the youngest student ever accepted to The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California where she studied opera with an esteemed faculty. In the idyllic Central Coast setting, with guitar virtuosos Pepe, Celin and Angel Romero in residence, Deborah grew enamored of the sound of classical guitar, and developed her attraction to song cycles, while enjoying the camaraderie of great artists and students. She also unsuspectingly began to lay the foundation of her own success as a teacher based on her father’s style wherein simple, joyful instruction supplants doubt and apprehension.

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”Deborah Shulman's previous recording 2 for the road was, in my opinion, one of the finest vocal albums of 2007. Now, she's back with another one called My Heart's in the Wind and like the first it's a truly great one. This is a worthy companion to the first release. Well done Deborah!” Jacques Emond, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

“Deborah . . . I've loved your singing ever since those first notes of '2 for the road' . . . This new CD does not disappoint. The sweet flow of tunes bathes me in a wash of lush romantic feelings.” Mitchell Mendys, WKNH

“I just reviewed your CD and it is a truly great listen

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Deborah has taught voice and coached musical theatre and opera, both in Los Angeles and New York. She has served on the faculty of the Musical Theatre Workshop of the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera at the Music Center and the American Center for Musical Theatre in Hollywood. She is presently the head of the Vocal Department at the Performing Arts Center in Northridge. Her vocal clients have included pop stars, Bette Midler, Jennifer Warnes and Linda Ronstadt, and rock stars, David Lee Roth and Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, among others

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Album The Shakespeare Project by Deborah Shulman

The Shakespeare...

Summit Records

Album My Heart's In The Wind by Deborah Shulman

My Heart's In The Wind

Summit Records

Album Get Your Kicks by Deborah Shulman

Get Your Kicks

Summit Records

Album Get Your Kicks: The Music and Lyrics of Bobby Troup by Deborah Shulman

Get Your Kicks: The...

Summit Records

Album Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Bernstein, Weill & Sondheim by Deborah Shulman

Lost In The Stars:...

Summit Records



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