Debbie Yarrow teaches saxophone, clarinet, and flute privately and brings a wealth of experience and a love of teaching! She directed public schools bands in Texas, California, and Maryland and uses her diverse teaching and performance experience to enable each student to succeed.
Students from her studio have earned chairs in Iowa's honor bands, as well as earned music scholarships, and pursued careers as musicians and music teachers. Debbie carefully guides each musician to realize the student's own potential and discover a love of music. Students learn music theory, improvisation, and perform in ensembles.
Debbie earned her Masters degrees in music education and woodwind performance at the University of North Texas. At North Texas, she served as a Teaching Excellence Fellow. She worked as adjunct woodwind professor at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. She earned her bachelor of music education at The Ohio State University.
Debbie recently traveled to Turkey with her family and loved experiencing Turkish culture and history. This past spring she started rowing with a crew on the river, but is now back to running and swimming. She loves to spend time with her husband and two children (6th and 8th graders) and appreciates the art of encouraging children to practice. The addition of a Holland Lop rabbit to the family, Buttercup, has been an adventure! Debbie also volunteers with Iowa City Music Auxiliary.