- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 4 to 95
- Teaching since:
- February 1990
I am an experienced, enthusiastic music instructor, who started playing piano around 8 years of age and participated in many musical activities. I received my Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Massachusetts, majoring in Music Education (voice and piano). I have appeared around the world as a soloist singing jazz and pop, including the Blue Note, NYC, and appeared as a guest soloist at the 2000 Southern California Summer Special Olympics. I also participated in ensemble groups such as the Masterworks Chorale in NYC, and the Verdi Opera Chorus of Southern California; and currently I volunteer at the Senior Center leading/accompanying the Sing-Alongs.
Inspired by my love of music, I have been teaching piano and voice for over 25 years from NY to LA and now Orange County. In conjunction with my teaching skills, I have excellent communication skills, patience and enthusiasm, and work well with children and all ages. I feel that music is an important part of education, and it aids in the development of cognitive and motor skills. And most of all, it is fun and rewarding, and a skill to last a lifetime!
Steve heads a band varying in size depending on the client's need. Our music genre is basically jazz/pop. We perform throughout the Orange County area.
I have been teaching private voice and piano lessons for over 25 years; and have also taught keyboard in a classroom environment for an after school music program,
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Upon our first meeting, the instructor gave my 12 year old daughter several breathing and vocalizing exercises to do at home for additional practice. Amber also quickly identified my daughter's vocal range and guided her on how to utilize various techniques to bring out her singing voice properly, patiently explaining the why's and how's behind each technique. Amber is also able to provide criticism/correction in a warm and positive way that the student is not left feeling embarrassed nor discouraged. We are looking forward to more lessons with Ms. Amber!+ Read More
Amber is a very good teacher, very patient!
Amber is great teacher and my daughter loves to have the lesson with Amber.
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Amber and working with her today. I was immediately put at ease - Amber made me feel welcome, accepted and was incredibly helpful to me today, as I am auditioning on Sunday to sing as a soloist at my church! I have great exercises to strengthen my diaphragm, and she gave really good instruction regarding how to get the correct sound for each voice range. I am looking forward to meeting with her again, and continuing my studies under Amber.+ Read More
Amber met me at her door with a smile on her face although I was much too early due to my over active excitement at arriving for my first lesson. Her first words to me were, "I'm so proud of you." That was a complement connected to my age of 83. I could have hugged her. Our lesson consisted of warming up my vocal cords after a long period of not singing. It was noted because of my hearing loss, that I was having trouble pitch wise and this would be something for me to work on besides my breathing. Amber's lesson was exactly what I needed and I can't wait for my next lesson.+ Read More
Amber is an excellent teacher and lovely person!!!!!
Kind, lovely voice, happy. Awesome combination for voice teacher.
Amber is warm, kind, and happy. She's lovely with the children. They had a great time with her. They're very excited to see her again next Monday. Thanks Amber.
She's a great teacher! Very informative. I feel that my singing has improved!
Mrs. Chiang is a wonderful piano teacher- she always answers my questions in a way that I am able to easily understand. I love how she always makes sure that I fully understand the concept and the basics of what we are learning. She also focuses on important factors on piano playing- for example, the dynamics! She also helps me get what I need to learn something; she got me a scale book because I really wanted to start learning all the different scales. After our lessons, I feel motivated to practice playing the piano even more because of what I learned. I am grateful to have Mrs. Chiang as my piano teacher!+ Read More
She is a very kind and jolly teacher whose main motive is to have the student learn. I always finish our lessons feeling very enlightened, and I'm very glad that I have Mrs. Chiang as a piano teacher!
Taking voice lesson with Amber is a real treat! While she is serious in teaching me how to sing correctly, how to interpret the music, she is also a lot of fun to work with. She would act to the music to show me the difference in singing a Broadway musical versus singing a classical Italian song. She teaches me how to pronounce English, Italian and Latin correctly. I really enjoy taking voice lesson from her.
Amber loves teaching music. She is dedicated, enthusiastic and patient; and believes that learning music is an important part of education.