Deborah Johnson is the President and founder of Worthy Acts and DJWorks Music. She is not only a headliner artist, but speaker, author, composer and educator with a Master of Arts degree in composition and arranging. Deborah began taking piano lessons at the age of nine and quickly progressed, as her teacher realized she could play by ear and improvise easily. She started combining playing the piano with singing quite early on, proving to be a skill to propel her as one of the top women vocalists/ pianists in the country and world.
Deborah started studying classical piano in high school with Joanna Hodges, the first woman concert pianist to perform in Communist Russia. At this time, Joanna not only taught her good technique, expanding her repitoire for performance, but the discipline to compete in major concerto and other classical competitions. She began her college education with emphasis in both piano/vocal performance and education, and ended up acheiving both a secondary teaching degree, then a Masters Degree.
With over two dozen albums, three full-length original musicals with National Distribution and several books under her belt, these all make Deborah a part of a unique group of women entertainers and composers in the world. She has also recorded and performed on many large stages with Wayland Pickard, part of the piano duo, Double Grandé.
In the past years, she has been up for multiple Grammy Awards for her original songs, arrangements and albums. In 2014, she entered the speaker world by developing a new book with a motivational keynote entitled, “Getting Your Life Unstuck.” (email her here for more info!)
Deborah is also a long-distance runner; she runs her businesses, her home and keeps up with three amazing sons and a husband.
Websites:DJWorksMusic.com; DoubleGrandePianos.com; WorthyActs.com