Jeannie Deva was a singer, celebrity voice and performance coach, vocal producer, author and teacher whose career spanned fifty years. 

Born into a family of artists in New York City, Jeannie spent her adolescence singing, studying music, dancing and acting. After graduating in 1975 from the Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Composition and Arranging, she focused on developing what would later become The Deva Method® of vocal training.

In order to resolve the sea of conflicting ideas she had encountered both in her own voice training and in that of the singers who she was coaching, Jeannie researched vocal physiology in scientific books and journals. She applied her findings and achieved amazing results. This included a huge improvement in pitch and tone and her range grew to over four continuous octaves. She wrote her first method book circa 1976 and throughout her career she continued to publish books, CDs, over 400 music magazine articles on all things vocal and trained other vocal coaches in The Deva Method which has benefitted tens of thousands of singers worldwide.

Jeannie later returned to Berklee to assist in establishing the Berklee College of Music’s voice department and became President of their Alumni Association for ten-years.

During her career as a coach and vocal producer Jeannie worked with Grammy winning artists such as Aimee Mann and Patty Griffin, Broadway leads in Wicked and Rent, singers for Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder and engineers and producers for such artists as Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Cars, Amy Winehouse, Ludacris, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.Appearing on E! Entertainment television, Jeannie was the celebrity vocal coach for the Reality Show: House of Carters, staring Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys. She was a member of the Grammy’s and Latin Grammy’s and a judge for Telemundo TV’s show: La Voz Kids - a Spanish version of ‘The Voice’ for young singers.

Not just a singing teacher she also had an extensive knowledge of ‘singer-gear’ and as a member of the elite vocal instructor council of TC-Helicon’s Vocal Technologies, she beta-tested and reviewed a variety of mics to vocal effects pedals and more.

Jeannie passed away in January 2016 but her legacy is continued through her published materials, the certified voice teachers she trained and the vast and ever growing number of singers who continue to benefit from her method.

 “I love working with Jeannie because she has such an in-depth understanding of the technical, physical and emotional journey that a singer experiences during recording and performing. She’s been an incredible teacher and guru; she has completely changed the way I sing for the better.” – Rena Lovelis, Lead Singer “Hey Violet” on Hi and Hey/Capitol Records [Nov. 2015]