Singing Quotes

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.  ~Chinese Proverb

He who sings frightens away his ills.  ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

Some days there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.  ~Emory Austin

I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.  ~William James

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?  ~Rose F. Kennedy

Sweetest the strain when in the song
The singer has been lost.
~Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

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Deanna Clee


Deanna has been teaching singing and piano in West Edmonton since 1990.   She has had many students complete  the Royal Conservatory classical voice exams, as well as the Contemporary Idioms voice exams at   Conservatory Canada.  Her main  focus is musical theatre, pop and jazz.  She also has students preparing for the Contemporary Idioms piano exams.

Deanna’s performance background includes Anita in “Howard Buys a Motorhome”; Anne in “The Holidays”; (Edmonton Fringe ); Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel”; Little Red Riding  Hood ; Cinderella (Alberta Opera); Cinderella; Amalie in “A Hans Christian Christmas”; (Stage Polaris); Sleeping Beauty; Anna/Trixie in “The Elves and the Shoemaker”.

TV and film credits include Clare in the children’s TV series “Be Alert Bert”;  The Life and Death of Jesse James; Christmas in Wonderland; The Twelve Days of Christmas  and Intern Academy.  She has a CD of original songs entitled “I Hear a Song”; a book and CD of “The Elves and the Shoemaker” available  at  ; a  compilation of World War I Song; and has a recording studio for student projects.

She has written several musicals for children including “Cinderella”, Sleeping Beauty”, “The Elves and the Shoemaker”; “Meet the Muppets” and “Skibabido”.  She has a musical theatre class which performs an original work every year and teaches a musical theatre camp for kids at MacEwan Centre for the Arts in the summer.  

For more information, contact Deanna at


PHONE:  780-487-0088