By the time she was 18, she had become proficient in playing the drums, organ, guitar and piano, and started teaching the drums and guitar full time; entering her students into competitions and Trinity College Exams. Debs' student base consisted of 38 students.
She has played in and been a part of the "Maryborough Excelsior City Brass Band" from 1986 - 1994, winning several competitions playing the Xylophone. The "St Stephens Junior Choir" from 1985 - 1994, she had joined the "Toowoomba Brass Band" from 1994 - 1996 and gained her Bachelor Of Music Degree in 2001.
Her academic accomplishments include the completion of her 7th and 8th Grade Trinity percussion, Grade 4 AMEB for piano and theory and Grade 3 for AMEB trumpet and clarinet.
She now teaches on the Gold Coast at several different schools, specializing in percussion and multi-instrumental teaching. She still teaches privately and all her students achieve high results through AMEB or Trinity examinations.
These results are from various vocal and instrumental competitions Deb has been involved with over the years.