DEBORAH MARTIN has lived in Southwest Florida since 1980, where she moved after receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music in Organ Performance from the University of Michigan and further studies in Europe. She has been deeply involved in the music community here ever since, serving as director of music for several area churches as well as starting successful preschool programs and musical groups.
She currently serves as the Director of Performing Arts at The Village School, overseeing programs designed for both the students and the entire community attracting both children and adults. The varied offerings include classes and private instruction in music, art, drama and more, with a faculty of professional artists and instructors of renown. Since its inception, the Performing Arts Program has grown to more than 300 participants and looks forward to the addition of the high school which will specialize in performing arts when it opens in 2016.