Deborah A. Imiolo has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Applied Percussion, as well as a Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Her Master of Arts degree is from the University of St. Thomas. Deborah won the Classroom Music Teacher of the Year Award from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Erie County Council for Music Educators. She teaches preschool through sixth grade general/vocal music, adaptive music, dance, drama, puppetry, and percussion at Heritage Heights Elementary School in Amherst, New York. Deborah is also a teacher‑trainer in Orff‑Schulwerk and has presented numerous workshops throughout the United States.