Teachers at the Old Town School

Deanna Devore

Guitar, Songwriting

Deanna is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer. While teaching, she believes that a “learning by ear” approach is a fundamental aspect to guitar playing and songwriting. She helps train her students’ “musical ear” using songs they wish to learn and through these songs she teaches chords, rhythm, strumming patterns, fingerpicking/picking, and songwriting/performance skills. She’s a patient teacher with students of all levels who are wishing to learn either acoustic or electric guitar and for those who are inspired to write and perform their own material.

Her original music blends downtempo electronic beats with organic instrumentation, creating emotionally captivating music that has been resonating with audiences across the globe. Devore's polished musicianship, modern production techniques and compelling songwriting emanates a maturity and sophistication that spans across downtempo electronic, R&B, neo-soul, jazz and orchestral territories.

Devore has seen success performing to sold-out venues and festivals across the map, such as Summerfest, CMJ, NXNE, and 80/35. She has also had the pleasure of opening for renowned artists including Jamie Cullum, Bonobo and SG Lewis, as well as Raveena, Mother Mother and Yoke Lore. The composer has recently explored more commercial work, where her work can be heard in podcasts, feature films and even a Starbucks ad.
She brings her passion for music and expertise to teaching her students at Old Town School of Folk Music.

Started at the Old Town School in February of 2013


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 08/31/2020

Mondays 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursdays 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturdays 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 08/31/2020

Songwriting: Fundamentals with Deanna Devore

$206 ($186 members)

09/01/2020 – 10/20/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Beyond Guitar 3 with Deanna Devore

$206 ($186 members)

09/01/2020 – 10/20/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Extended Play: Deanna Devore with Deanna Devore

$206 ($186 members)

09/02/2020 – 10/21/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Guitar 1 Repertoire with Deanna Devore

Improve your skills by learning lots of great songs, different strums and a few licks, while singing and playing at the same time!

$206 ($186 members)

09/02/2020 – 10/21/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Guitar 2 Repertoire with Deanna Devore

$206 ($186 members)

09/03/2020 – 10/22/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:30 PM – 6:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Guitar 1 with Deanna Devore

$206 ($186 members)

09/03/2020 – 10/22/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Guitar 2 with Deanna Devore

$206 ($186 members)

09/05/2020 – 10/24/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Songwriting: Continuing Work with Deanna Devore

$206 ($186 members)

09/05/2020 – 10/24/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online Classes Available


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/26/2020

Songwriting: Fundamentals with Deanna Devore

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Songwriting: Continuing Work with Deanna Devore

$206 ($186 members)

10/31/2020 – 12/19/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online Classes Available