Ms. Deb  is an Author, Children's Songwriter, YouTuber, and a BC Registered Music Teacher. 

For the last 20 years Ms. Deb has specialized in teaching music to babies, toddlers and preschoolers inspiring over 800 little musicians to develop their passion for music.  Her books help young children to connect the dots between music and literacy while learning through play. 

Ms. Deb enjoys camping and kayaking with her hubby, kids and Daisy Dog, their black and tan coonhound.  She loves playing piano, ukulele, guitar and most of all, singing and drawing with all of her little friends!

Qualifications and Experience You Can Trust

Debra Ann Krol completed a Diploma in Music at Capilano University (1996) and is an active member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association, and has served as both President and Vice President, Marketing and Events Co-ordinator of the Chilliwack Branch.   Ms. Deb is also a Certified and Licensed Music and Movement Instructor for The Learning Groove, a trained instructor for Cosmic Kids Yoga, and a former Zumbini Instructor. With over 20 years of teaching experience, you can feel confident when choosing Ms. Deb as your child's first music teacher!  Qualified instruction, professional atmosphere, patience, respect and compassion are key components to every lesson that Ms. Deb teaches.

 At the early age of 5, and inspired by her favorite stories, Debra started to compose her own little pieces.  At 6 years, she started taking formal lessons in a group setting with Mrs. Bates - former first piano teacher of Brian Adams.  Debra continued studying throughout her school years from many local teachers including fellow Registered Music Teacher, Linda Mundstock ARCT, AMUS, Suzuki Pedagogy.  After graduation of high school Debra auditioned and was accepted into Capilano University's Bachelor of Music Transfer program.  She studied all aspects of music including: piano performance, music history, theory and harmony, sightsinging/eartraining techniques, and choral performance.  After two years of full time study under the expertise of David Vandereyk M.Mus., B.Mus., RMT as her private instructor, she completed a Diploma in Music with a Major in Piano Performance and a Minor in Voice.  In Debra's second year of studies, her performance abilities and academic achievements were recognized.  She was recruited by the University to tutor first and second year students in two subjects - theory/harmony and sightsinging/eartraining techniques, and awarded the Canadian Daughters' League - Jean Paterson Memorial Bursary, the George Raven Wood Bursary, and the Capilano College Enhancement Bursary. 

Debra has been giving lessons as a fully qualified instructor since 1996.  She is also Professional Musician with 10 years of accompanying/performance experience (on both piano and organ) and 5 years of choral directing experience.  Debra has played for many weddings, funerals, concerts, festivals, auditions, etc... and has accompanied numerous instrumentalists, vocalists, and choirs.   With ongoing support from various associations including the British Columbia Music Teachers association and Canadian Federation of Music Teachers,  Debra continues her educational commitment to music with a life-long learning plan.  

Debra is also the Community Builder for Teachers all over the world and creates marketing materials and training videos for preschool music teachers who use Songs and Stories from The Learning Groove.  

In September of 2018, Debra opened her Mommy and Me Music Studio in the Chilliwack Mall.  Each week over 125 kidlets and their caregivers attended weekly classes.  Most families came 2-3 times per week and participated in the Musical Playschool program.  In 2019 Tiny Tinkles Music Studio was nominated for New Business of the year in the 2019 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.  In March 2020, Ms. Deb was forced to close the studio due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.  She hopes to open a new studio when it is safe to reopen.

Debra's teaching objective is to spark creativity in her students by approaching them with a visual learning approach.