deborah levoy artist and music teacher

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I’m a singer and songwriter who believes that every song I create has its own independent life. I simply guide it towards its full potential. Just like raising a child. My songs have been described as haunting, delicate, and powerful.

Recent Songs

The Time Has Come

I was inspired to write the song “The Time Has Come” after participating in my first climate rally in San Francisco. Before the rally I was afraid that I might be one of only a dozen people attending, which would confirm my fear that hardly anyone was willing to put themselves out there on this issue. However, when I emerged from the Bart station into the San Francisco sunlight, I saw thousands of people with banners and signs, and I felt my hope rise up ...

Trapeze

Many years ago a fellow songwriter that I knew was suffering from a medical condition. After she passed away, I spent a lot time trying to understand what it might have been like to reach out to the place she felt was on the other side for her. A place of peace and love. The closest I could imagine was the feeling of reaching out to someone you love in a time of need ...

Scarborough Fair

Our first collaborative song, Scarborough started out with Doug noodling on the piano in his studio and I said, "Hey, that sounds a little like Scarborough Fair" and I started singing to it. Whipped out the voice memo app and recorded it. From there Doug recorded more piano on his own and sent it to me, with the comment, "I don't think this is Scarborough Fair anymore." ...

"She has a beautiful voice that can soar and scat, get folky and funky, and enchant crowds" 

– Daily Hampshire Gazette

New on my Blog

Anthem, by Leonard Cohen, performed by Deborah Levoy and Doug Pohorski.
Creating music

How The Light Gets In

I always think of March as a time to start over. The snow begins to melt into the soil. Earthy scents waft through warm air. …

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Renew at Mono Lake
Musings

Renew

We turn not older with years but newer every day ― Emily Dickinson These past years I’ve been doing brand new things. I’ve become a …

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Singing

Best Practices!

Thank you, Noa Kageyama, for this excellent piece explaining the nuances of practicing efficiently: (LINK to Noa’s blogpost) While it may be true that there are …

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