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"What an amazing and larger than life personality! It's no wonder that Byrd is truly loved and admired by those whose lives she has touched."
– Essence Magazine, Hope Wright

"Byrd is the competitionís true taskmaster."
– thehollywoodreporter.com, Shirley Halperin
(referring to Byrd's work as vocal coach and vocal arranger for "American Idol")

Byrd helps singers of all ages and styles to deliver their best performance.

Are you interested in bringing the same expertise to your students or performance group that “American Idol” — and many other productions — bring to their singers? Let Byrd bring it! Email byrd@debrabyrd.com for information about booking Byrd to conduct a seminar or master class for your group.

STAR SCHOOL LIVE!

Launched in August of 2010, STAR SCHOOL LIVE! is Byrd’s exciting master class series that instructs singers and professional speakers as to how they can deliver their best performance.

Conducted by "American Idol's" vocal coach DEBRA BYRD, STAR SCHOOL LIVE! answers questions, corrects vocal problems and shares insider tips on boosting confidence for stage, auditions and performances.

It's a two-hour master class and optional individual instruction. STAR SCHOOL LIVE! gives vocalists the opportunity to receive the same coaching used by today's biggest stars!

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Sponsor opportunities are available. Email your inquiries to organiksol@gmail.com.


Star School Live! Testimonials
"....our city and the Ensemble were truly blessed by your presence and presentation last weekend. I cannot express the joy, excitement and benefits mentioned by many of the participants. It was my pleasure to share in this blessed and professional experience.
...truly an example of God"s promise to allow your 'gifts to make room for you'. I bless God for allowing our paths to cross and in His divine providence it will happen again. God bless you!"

~ Dr. Ulysses Moye, Educator, Writer, Musician, Composer

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"This is probably the most entertaining, funny and informative master class you will ever go to no matter what type of singing you do. This is for you! Itís an amazing master class!"
~ Bob Westbrook, Producer

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“As a music educator, I've sent my students to numerous workshops on performing and auditioning. None have compared to the realism 'Byrd' shares with the participants of Star School!”

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“From the vocal techniques and nerve-calming exercises of her introductory call-responses to the afternoon discussions on living, working and surviving in the big cities of New York and LA, I sat mesmerized. Her contacts, her heart, her experiences and her instructions are tremendous, but her musicality that sneaks out during the clinic is nothing short of amazing. The greatness of this workshop is that she teaches the students how to pursue their dreams and if their dreams are attainable in regards to their individual talent and work ethics. Byrd's professionalism and knowledge of the business is something I wish all my serious performers would experience and absorb!”
~ Scott Bradford, Choral Director
Beech Grove High School
Beech Grove, IN 46107

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Hi Byrd,

My daughter Alexis and I met you recently at the Star School Seminar in Cleveland. Your seminar was excellent; so worthwhile and helpful. Thanks again for giving back.

Sincerely,
Lauren Generette Floyd

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Byrd,

When I walked in I was quite stressed, but hearing you speak right away put me at ease. I knew I came for the right reason and that you were the right person to get the information from. There were so many questions that you answered for me fully. I love the fact that you can go into such thorough explanation for each of your answers.

You have helped me more than you know. My mother and I both really appreciate you staying after and answering more of our questions. It meant a lot to both of us.

I hope to get a chance to meet with you again!

Sincerely,
Nicole Bridgens

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Dear Byrd,
I would just like to thank you for sharing your wisdom with us this past Sunday. I learned so much from you, it's unbelievable!

"Mom you cannot believe what I learned today and who I learned it from!" .... all excited when I got home from a rather long car ride. I hope you keep doing these workshops because I want to come back to one :)

Also, I really liked how you didn't "advertise". As in, you didn't advertise for High School Musical, or American Idol (not like it needs the advertisement)...or for certain artists. I've been to some workshops where their main purpose is for you to come back, not to connect with you. You were there openly telling us everything you knew. Byrd, I really enjoyed myself and I hope to make contact with you in the future. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Jenna Rifkind

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Hi Byrd,

I can't tell you how much I've been thinking about what direction I want to take since Star School. I want to thank you for the push. I've needed to get back out there for a while now. So I'm looking for some projects that I can do around the two student shows I'm directing, just to get my feet wet again. Maybe I just need to take the whole plunge. Again thank you. Star School was a wondeful experience because we were able to learn and get advice from a wonderful teacher.

Peace and Blessings,
Ke'Lee Hicks
Director of Educational Programming
Golden Music Academy

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