Deborah Schmit-Lobis has been teaching for 18 years (BM piano pedagogy and performance CU-Boulder).

As a pianist, Deborah has performed with just about every major classical organization in the Denver area and she loves (and plays) just about every style of music. Deborah has toured nationally and internationally with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, played the accordion with Luciano Pavarotti in his last Denver concert, and has performed with James Galway, Eileen Ivers, and the Paul Winter Consort in conjunction with the Colorado Symphony. She has also toured with the 70s band Edison Lighthouse and the Boys from Beatlemania. She’s often seen playing or conducting at the Denver Center Theater.

As a composer and arranger, she has worked with dance and theater companies such as Colorado Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater and Speaking of Dance, and the chamber music ensemble Suonare. She is the principal pianist with the Central City Opera Ensemble and has traveled all over the world with the Colorado Children’s Chorale.

Deborah plays locally with Windy Peak and the members of the Mother Folkers. She has several albums available and her music has been featured on radio stations across the country. She has a new Solstice album out called When the Sun Turns North. She is from North Dakota where the winters are long and the accordions are plentiful.

Listen to Deborah’s album When the Sun Turns North.