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It was the folk music of the Sixties that ignited my passion for expression, and I’ve come to embrace the way music, writing and healing go hand in hand.

In Debra’s Words

My career began in a way I believe is similar to most artists’ beginnings; that is, with the experience of being moved by someone else’s creation.

This awakening then becomes the source of inspiration to tell others something of one’s own heart. As enormously satisfying as it is to write and sing pure expressions of emotion; as one matures, there is a growing urgency to use the intensity of those feelings for some greater good. I guess that is why I think of my musical genre as “Songs for Cause & Just Because.”

My musical orientation was shaped largely by the singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 70s. Over the decades, I have performed folk, rock, jazz, and even disco. I’ve sung to classrooms and Hospice patients. The common denominator has always been a desire to connect so that others could feel music as I do; and from that experience, be able to make it their own.

My songwriting has turned towards making people more aware of social concerns. That is why my portfolio now includes songs about autism, drunk driving, cancer, child abuse, adoption, and a post-9/11 song of hope entitled, “One Heart at a Time.” Yet songs about love, children, even pets, are always appreciated as universal expressions of what we love and long for.

There is no vehicle quite like music to reach others. At the core, my message to my audience is to have hope: things can get better, and it is always worth the effort to try. I take much pride in continuing to create new avenues to reach those that wish to be entertained, encouraged, enlightened.


We were over joyed with our experience with Debra. We were looking for a shamanic officiant and she was amazing. Debra walked us through the ceremony process from beginning to end. She has so many formats for you to choose from and use to create your own personal spiritual ceremony that has deep meaning just for you as a couple. Debra was available to answer any questions and guided us through the process with ease. We had multiple zoom meetings leading up to our ceremony. Her voice was amazing, so soothing, gentle and soul full. We asked her to play her guitar and sing. We had so many compliments from our guests about our ceremony and how it really spoke to them in their own personal way and I give Debra the credit for opening a space of love and acceptance.

Debra was amazing! Highly Recommend – Debra was an exceptional officiant. She helped us plan a ceremony that felt like us and exceeded our expectations. She offered a long list of options to pick and choose how you want your ceremony to come together and then worked with us to make sure everything flowed just the way we wanted. She offered some great suggestions on how to make the ceremony even more special. We asked Debra to attend a rehearsal, which was definitely so helpful in making sure everyone felt comfortable on the day of. Debra also helped to coordinate the set-up of our microphone and our classical guitarist ahead of time – above and beyond what we expected! When it came time for our wedding day and ceremony Debra did a wonderful job. She was not rushed and carefully guided us through the ceremony. We would highly recommend Debra to anyone looking for a caring, compassionate, and genuine officiant. Thank you Debra!!!

Debra was amazing and the perfect person to marry us !!! To say Debra was amazing would be an understatement. From the first contact via wedding wire to the last moment the day of our wedding everything was absolutely perfect. Debra was extremely professional and organized. The ceremony was beyond beautiful . Be sure to bring plenty of tissues 🙂 We highly recommend you give Debra a call, you wont be disappointed I promise !!

We met Debra over zoom after finding her website online. We immediately got along as she talked us through the process and curated the perfect ceremony! She was so professional and organised whilst at the same time really personable and easy to get along with. The ceremony itself was perfect. Debra played her guitar beautifully as guests gathered and we walked down the aisle. Numerous guests commented on how good it all was. I highly recommend Debra for whatever you have in mind. We were very pleased indeed!!!

From the moment we made contact with Debra about crafting our ceremony, she made a point to get to know us and collaborate in creating something so unique that included elements from multiple philosophies. She offered interesting suggestions and unique ideas to enhance our experience. She really listened to our vision and we felt comfortable that she knew exactly what we wanted and how we wanted our ceremony to flow. Our confidence was confirmed the day of our wedding. Debra was a calm and loving presence that really enhanced the energy of the day. Her delivery of the ceremony was beautiful. She brought a great, positive vibe, lots of humor to the experience and gave us exactly what we wanted, the way we wanted it. We highly recommend having Debra as an officiant!

Excellent!! We had a wonderful experience with Debra, the ceremony was perfect and we would not change anything. She sang the song beloved beautifully and brought tears to our guests eyes, we kept the song as a surprise. She has a great, warm and friendly personality and smile. Everyone raved about her. Thank you Debra for making our day so special, we would highly recommend her.

My husband and I were at first very concerned over who would officiate our wedding. After dating for 9 years we had a lot of history and personal stories/growth we wanted to frame and emphasize during the ceremony instead of allowing a more traditional templated/scripted presentation. We wanted to focus heavily on our relationship and the uniquity of our union and marriage, and not just the vague bigger picture details of what it means to marry someone or love someone in general. When we first found Debra something told us both that she would be able to do this for us and make this vision a reality, and we were right. After only one zoom meeting Debra quickly grasped and was able to see what motivated and drove our love, our relationship, and now our desire to marry. She also captured what key events and growth milestones were important to us that we felt best displayed who we are as a couple. All of this was then written up, personalized, and delivered at our ceremony to create the ceremony of our dreams. We knew we were right to have chosen Debra when almost all of our guests spontaneously throughout the night and subsequent week reported that this was the best wedding and ceremony they had ever been to, and that it was the most personal, intimate, and embodied everything a marriage ceremony between two unique individuals should be. That was what we wanted. That was what we tasked Debra with helping to facilitate and create, and that is what was presented on our most special day. Debra truly takes the time to create a ceremony that tells the story of the two unique individuals who are getting married and their story together. All while staying far away from the vague and cold generalities of discussing love and marriage only in the broadest of terms in relation to all couples. Your ceremony is not for and about any couple other than the two people on the altar with Debra, and she will tell your story and start your next chapter beautifully, intimately, and uniquely.

We would highly recommend Debra of Love, Light & Music, she was extremely professional and responsive throughout the entire process. Debra was also extremely patient with us and our changes along the way and even when our best man (who was traveling 12 hours) was an hour late to our rehearsal dinner due to traffic she did not complain once. It was an overall great experience and Debra helped keep everything moving along perfectly.

Debra is beautiful, charming and heartfelt. She brought her extraordinary talents into play for our Wedding. Not only was the ceremony carefully thought out and personal, the music she played made the ceremony so much more special for us and our guests. Everyone raved about the professional, yet intimate, ceremony she crafted and delivered. The mood she set and maintained was a delight for all involved. I can’t imagine a more perfect person to have Officiated our special day. Love, Light, and Music is only the beginning of what Debra brings to the table. I’m already thinking of a renewal of vows just so she can do it again. 🙂

Thank you Debra!!!

Debra was the perfect Officiant for our park wedding and is the perfect choice for yours! Debra is an outstanding officiant and I would recommend her to any couple who is looking for the perfect person for their wedding ceremony. Debra takes very good notes during your conversations with her, she is very inquisitive, listens carefully to your story and prepares a lovely tribute to you and your spouse on your wedding day. She was an enormous help during the rehearsal, as she was able to calm a lot of nerves about wedding party order, names, the parents and was able to give us the best guiding hand on our wedding day. She was also a great help with being able to conduct our interview, rehearsal and ceremony in a park, and with less than a month to really prepare. This was an incredible help, especially during covid, because our interviews were over Skype. There was a lot of pressure on her and she was aces, the compliments from our guests for Debra were 5 stars. Also, our wedding was in a park, which is not the norm, and my wife and I felt a little nervous about how it would work out, but Debra was perfect for us, she had no issues and took to our ideas seamlessly. In total, I cannot say enough kind words about Debra and her expertise as an officiant, as she made our day the best day of our lives. I would recommend her to any couple hands down, and hope you and your spouse choose her for your wedding.

When I looked for a Justice of the Peace to perform a wedding for my fiancé and me, I saw there were many choices. What made Debra Lynn Alt stand out with Love Light & Music is the fact that she offered music. We wanted something simple and precious for a last minute ceremony because we wanted to travel across the country to see family after getting married. We did not know the marriage license and certificate process, but Debra helped us get the license and was so friendly. Also, Debra created a ceremony that was so beautiful and well organized. We picked one song from Debra’s song list, and her singing for us was much more awesome than when we saw her sing on her website and Facebook.What I really appreciate it that Debra helped us find a beautiful and sweet place to get married. We did everything we needed in less than 2 weeks with Debra’s help. We are so grateful and lucky that we met her and have such beautiful memories of our wedding. After our ceremony, Debra gave us a present with a lovely card and helped us get the certificate. I would recommend Debra for any kind of wedding you would like to have.

Last weekend we had a small intimate wedding in a vacation home on the water in Milford. We chose Debra initially for her musical talents and the overall openness and spiritual strength that came through in our first zoom meeting. Debra did not disappoint! The wedding was everything we envisioned! Our guests raved about her calming presence, singing and the individuality of our ceremony. Debra came by the night before for rehearsal. She was warm and patient. She wowed the toddlers in the family with her guitar. Debra even went out of her way to learn a song that has great meaning for us- “Marry me” by Train. It’s that kind of personal attention that we are sure we would not have received elsewhere. We really can’t say enough!! Thank you so much Debra!!

Perfect ceremony! Debra took us on very last minute. She worked quickly to write a personalized ceremony for us that we absolutely loved. We would recommend her to anyone!

We decided on a JP for our wedding. We were kind of all over the place with what we wanted but Debra was there for us from the very beginning.. from meeting with us initially in Zoom and through our countless email questions right up to our wedding day. We had changed our date with little notice and she happily accommodated. We didn’t meet her in person until the day of our wedding (due to covid) and it was like she knew us for years. Very attentive, responsive and has so much to offer from a small family ceremony like ours to the bigger more lavish ceremonies. She even filed our license the next day. Highly recommend!

Everyone commented how professional Debra was and how great her cadence was for the entire service. Very glad we had her as our Justice of the Peace. Photo credit: CT Photo Group

Debra was exceptional. I sent her an email with my wedding specifics and she was very responsive. We spoke on the phone several times and with her experience she was able to help us make the right decision as to our wedding ceremony…Debra was exceptional and I would recommend her to anyone not looking to do a big church ceremony.

Absolutely Magical! So blessed to have had Debra officiate our ceremony! Debra made it very easy to create and open up a space that was filled with loving intention. From start to finish she helped us create a ceremony specific to our desires and executed it flawlessly! My Step Father commented that it was hands down the best wedding he has ever attended! He’s not moved by much so this is very dear to me to know that he felt it! I would highly recommend Debra to anyone that is looking for a magical ceremony!

Debra was great! I’m so happy we went with Debra! She delivered a beautiful ceremony and even sent us reminders to make sure we brought the marriage license the day of! She took the time to get to know us and made sure the ceremony reflected who we are as a couple. She did an excellent job, I highly recommend her!

Deb was spectacular in every way. She was prompt in responding, very detailed, and professional. She arrived early to our ceremony and was more prepared than any vendor. She did a beautiful job on both the ceremony and the music. Highly recommend if you are looking for an officiant and also include an entertainment piece. We were very happy and grateful!

We had always been moved by Deb’s music and felt beyond lucky when she agreed to sing a prayer and song at our wedding. It was important to her to get it just right so we met several times. She brought such reverence to the music and was just a beautiful part of our ceremony.

Deb showed up for us when we spontaneously decided to have a ring ceremony in a jewelry store! She was ready, willing and more than able to add joy and the spirit of sacredness to her role as officiant. We are so grateful for what she added to our magical moment!

Our wedding was perfect!! Debra did a great job putting together our story and walking us through our vows. Debra helped everything run smoothly. She came with such positive and warm energy which created a great atmosphere for our guests.

We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. Debra gave us the day we had dreamed of. She was very thorough in making sure we had the ceremony we wanted. She was very responsive and reliable. We can’t say enough good things!

Our ceremony was beautiful and much of that was due to Debra. She is a very friendly and kind woman who will work with you to make your best ceremony. She also offered many different ceremony types, so you can find what you like. We wanted a handfasting ceremony and she was very well versed in the tradition and helped us to create one. Her cost is more than fair, and her communication is excellent! I received many compliments on our ceremony from guests as well. Highly recommended!

As soon as I saw Debra’s information on wedding wire I knew she was the right officiant for my husband and I. From the beginning, she was friendly, responsive, and informative. She took the time to meet with Kris and I to learn about our story and craft the perfect ceremony for us. She provided our ceremony music and we opted to add handfasting to our ceremony as well, which added a nice touch. I can’t say enough good things about Debra’s service but thankful we had her to make our day so special.

When we move toward our life’s work and/or a major healing experience we all need a “container” for which to create/hold healing space for that work. Deb is that container offering her insights, heart, capacity and her deep knowledge of multiple healing modalities. In her presence, I feel understood physically, mentally and emotionally which offers me a safe space to heal on my journey. She has helped me address the energetic imprints that no longer serve me where I am able to move toward a more fully conscious and fulfilled way of living. She’s an amazing woman who I’m grateful to have discovered!

My experience with Deb has seemed divinely orchestrated from the very beginning! I had been intrigued by shamanic work for some time. From talking with her, I gained an immediate sense of ease in opening up to her about my journey. With the recent loss I was working through, she and I engaged in a conversation and began working together to support my healing. What I discovered is her gentle guidance supported by deep insights, tools, and sincere heart space where she allowed me to enter into my own healing work to deal with my loss. Deb offers what is needed at the moment to address energy blocks. I am grateful for her commitment to helping others find their way on the journey and am blessed to have crossed paths when I did. She has helped me claim more of “me” in order to heal and give back to others which is what I choose to do with my life. I am blessed!

Deb’s sessions are extremely relaxing and you instantly feel that you’re in a safe and sacred space that she is creating. Her heart centered work has allowed me to feel safe to the do the work on need for me. I found our follow-up conversations and emails helped me clarify some of the things that I have had to process outside of the session.. The guidance you provided through your valued insight gave me comfort as the emotions are so intense at times.

Debra offers a truly multi-dimensional healing experience. She is the healer’s healer! As a Reiki Master, and Psychic Medium, I am very familiar with the power of frequencies and vibrations. As any light-worker knows, this doesn’t make us invincible, as we are all sharing this human journey and we are all susceptible to that feeling of being burnt out. The richness of Debra’s unique life experience combined with her extensive ongoing development in the Shamanic Arts, makes her a master teacher like no other. She has reflected insights to me that I may not have ever discovered on my own and I feel not only relief, but a newly expansive view of my own spiritual path. Her healing sessions will wrap you in the warmth of her undeniable light. If you are even asking yourself if this is right for you, I urge you to open your heart and mind, and surrender to what is rightfully yours. Allow Debra to gently guide you back to your own divinity. It is always the right time to re-connect with who you really are.

I’m just home from my fantastic shamanic session with Deb and am filled with gratitude for your tremendous healing talents. She was a fantastic guide throughout the process and I can tell that her work is very powerful because I went off into some alternate universe during my session.  She was amazing every step of the way and I just can’t say “THANK YOU” loud enough. I have already referred and will continue to refer friends and family her way.  Looking forward to my follow-up!  I firmly believe that she and her Shamanic talents prevented me from experiencing full blown COVID.  I was feeling some very strange symptoms, that I’d never experienced before, and I was really scared!  After and hours healing session I felt better, and then after a nights sleep I felt almost completely normal again.  “THANK YOU” doesn’t begin to express my gratitude.  Debra is a miracle worker!

Having met Debra in 2005 as graduates of the Hoffman Quadrinity Process, an in-depth psycho-spiritual retreat, I can say with respect and admiration that Deb is a seeker whose dedicated practices to stay connected to spirit and care of the soul (her own and others) is genuine and wholehearted. This is reflected in the calling she has chosen as a singer songwriter, to write songs that support worthy causes and give hope to individuals suffering from life’s hardships. Her study of Shamanic healing gives Deb yet another tool to help others. Jack Kornfield’s ultimate question to measure a life’s worth is, How much did you serve, how much did you love, how much did you learn to let go? Deb manifests all three virtues, and has generous wisdom to share for those seeking safe harbor and direction.

Working with Deb has shown me avenues to healing that I previously wasn’t aware of. When I first decided to work with Deb I didn’t know much about Shamanism, but was open to exploring new ways to help cope with loss and gain a personal foundation again. Deb’s ability to explain the history and theories behind the practice, coupled with her ability to create a safe, sacred space, enabled me to be comfortable enough to open up to her and myself. Deb has a unique ability to listen to a person both by their speech and their energy, reflect upon that feedback, and then build upon it with every session. Her support, positivity and reflection have given me the tools and encouragement to continue exercises independently.  I feel incredibly fortunate to have Deb’s support during a challenging time in my life. Her kindness is palpable, and you can truly feel that she loves helping others, supporting them in their individual healing journey.

Sessions with Deb are always grounding. When I anticipate our time together, I look forward to feeling at peace with my existence. Deb is skilled and creative with her craft, and has a way of making you feel safe and acknowledged. Her genuine intent to help emanates smoothly from her tone, and from the dancing cadence of her voice. She takes meticulous notes about our conversations. Even if quite a bit of time passed since our last session, she picks off right where we left off, as if we spoke the day before. There is a wonderfully personal and intimate presence with Deb, which makes me feel loved. It is a treat to spend time in the healing realm with her.

Debra Alt is a healer of great depth and passion. She is one hundred percent present when she works, and she is devoted to every client having a deep, rich and profound experience. Her sessions are multifaceted, and she weaves together an assortment of shamanic processes that ensure a lovely and wondrous experience.

Debra is a passionate, soulful, sensitive, compassionate, and talented human being and musician.

Your message has touched my heart and reminded me of how we are all connected while we each have our own lives purpose of healing to offer the world.

Debra Alt has a powerful, yet sweet and articulate voice. Her easy to understand renditions of her own songs as well as those of a variety of other popular artists have made her a favored vocalist amongst my professional musical associates.

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The Children’s Place at Home Safe provides a loving home for the care and treatment of abused, abandoned, neglected, drug-exposed and HIV/AIDS infected infants, children & youth. The Children’s Place provides shelter care placement 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their key objective is to provide comprehensive and coordinated services that enhance the lives of the children and their families.

Debra composed an original song called “Born of Light” for the Children’s Place at Home Safe. She performed her song at the 2003 Indian Spring Country Club in Boynton Beach fundraiser which raised $12,000 for the organization.


In 2008, Debra supported the Connecticut chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving by performing “Light One Candle” and her song written specifically for MADD, “More Than Remember” at the Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope.

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP.


The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.


American Cancer Society events are inspiring, uplifting, and great at bringing the fight against cancer directly into your community. From black-tie galas to full-length marathons, we have an event that will suit your interests and let you join in the spirit of camaraderie and compassion as we work together to save lives from cancer.


The Autism Society of Connecticut is focused on three areas: serving as a statewide autism resource, providing grants to families who may need financial assistance, and raising awareness of autism. For over 25 years, the Autism Society of Connecticut (ASCONN) has worked with parents, educators, state government, and therapeutic and medical professionals to enhance the lives of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders. ASCONN serves the entire autism spectrum – across specific diagnosis, needs, challenges, and age ranges.

In October of 2009, Debra supported the Autism Society of Connecticut by performing at the “Light the Sky” Concert for Autism Awareness.


The Connecticut Hospice inaugurated hospice care in America in 1974. Since then, it has been the beacon and teacher of the growing hospice movement throughout the nation, and beyond. The Connecticut Hospice addresses physical, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of patients with advanced irreversible illness, and their families. Such care is provided regardless of diagnosis and as long as the Hospice level of care is needed by the patients.

In 2005, Debra performed her original song “100 Blessings” at both the Spring and Fall Legacy of Hope events supporting the Connecticut Hospice, Inc.


Founded in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven (an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing through the creation of homeownership opportunities for low-income working families. Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in the Greater New Haven area with the goal of creating safe, decent, affordable houses that add to the revitalization of New Haven’s neighborhoods. Habitat accomplishes its mission by partnering with individuals, religious and civic organizations, local business and corporations.

Debra proudly supported the Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven by performing at the 25th Anniversary Gala in 2011.

Debra performed jazz standards and “Decent Shelter,” the original Habitat song at the Owenego Inn and Beach Club in Branford CT in June, 2014.


At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Debra performed her original song for cancer survivors at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of North Branford at North Branford High School in 2008.

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