Deborah Young received an A.G.S.M. in violin performance from the Guildhall School of Music (London), a Bachelor of Music Education with Distinction (University of Victoria), a Certificate II in Dalcroze Eurhythmics while studying in London, England.
Deborah also attended classes at the University of Denver (Bachelor of Music) which included courses in the Suzuki pedagogy with James Maurer.
After graduating fro the Guildhall, Deborah toured with the Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra and was artist in residence with the Barbican String Quartet for the Menuhin Foundation in Bermuda. In 1980-81 she taught for the Saskatoon Suzuki Program and played with the Saskatoon Symphony. From 1981 – 1990, Deborah directed the City of Regina’s String Program in the British style using a modified Suzuki approach.
Since 1995, Deborah has devoted extensive teaching skills to her music studio in Victoria, BC. Teaching Violin and Piano as well as Music Theory. As a teenager Deborah performed with the Regina Symphony, and was awarded the Silver Medal for most outstanding progress in Strings at the Regina Conservatory in 1973.