Buffi Duberman is a native New Yorker who has spent more than half her life coaching non-native English speakers in the use of their English and to learn English. Over the last 12 years, she has become a household name in the music industry as the Personal English Coach (an industry that she created) to the hottest artists – who turn to her when they need something done in English – whether it be help with lyrics, pronunciation, or media training. Although she enjoys the view from the penthouse working with an established celebrity clientele, she doesn’t mind getting dirty in the basement. At all.
That’s why she’s committed to innovation in education and coaching and nurturing emerging talent. She is the founder of the English department at the internationally recognized Rockacademie (Europe’s first official Bachelor Degree Program in Pop and Rock Music (www.rockacademie.nl), and is the English consultant to the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven (www.designacademy.nl) She gives workshops, personal English coaching sessions, and master classes throughout the Netherlands and Belgium, and is a guest professor in Hasselt and Berlin.
Buffi has also worked as a consultant and coach for TV shows including Idols, Starmaker, So You Wanna Be a Pop Star, and X Factor. Her first book, Rock Your English! is available in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Norway, and will be available in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria from 2013. She loves gin, boots, chocolate, and her family, clients, students and friends. (Not necessarily in that order.) She has the Best Job In The World and realizes this every single day, over and over again.