Amber Chiang
Irvine, CA
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Amber Chiang

Amber C.

Irvine, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching and singing professionally for over 25 years. In the lesson, we start with warm-up vocalizing. Then, we work on songs; and include music theory which will help interpreting the songs. Each student is unique; so I customize the lessons and repertoire to suit you. We work on improving tone and expanding range as well as song interpretation, especially if singing in Italian, German, Spanish or French.
Included with your lessons:
*opportunity to perform in recitals twice a year
*email support
*weekly lesson notes
*progress reports
*recordings
*performance classes
*supplemental music
You will love your lessons with me and benefit from my teaching experience of over 25 years and my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Massachusetts. My expertise and patience teaching children as well as adults will guide you naturally.

About Amber C.

Imagine being able to sit at the piano and play your favorite song, or sing with confidence. We’ll discuss your goals and how to accomplish those goals.

You'll love your lessons and benefit from my teaching experience of over 25 years and my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Massachusetts with a major of voice and piano. Whether you want to learn piano or sing, my expertise and patience teaching children as well as adults will guide you naturally in a no pressure environment.   

You'll have a fun and rewarding experience customized for you with the opportunity to perform in recitals twice a year. Email support, weekly lesson notes, progress reports, recordings, performance classes, fun learning games, and supplemental music are also included.

I'm a professional jazz/pop vocalist, and have 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. As a singer/songwriter, I produced my own album of 13 original songs available for download and streaming on many platforms.

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Joyce
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I'm an adult piano student of Amber's at the beginners level. I started taking lessons in September 2020 and am making steady progress under her instruction. She is very patient and encouraging and has helped me to build confidence as a piano student. I'm enjoying my lessons with Amber and would definitely recommend her to others looking for a piano teacher.

Posted Jan 23, 2021
Musa A.
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Amber was patient and nice. Her class was very boring for my 6 year old. He lost interest almost immediately but seemed to be very enthusiastic with others when he works on piano.

Posted Dec 25, 2020
Natasha N.
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Ms. Amber has a awesome for my 7 year old. I see developing her skills and confidence on a weekly basis which has been great.

Posted Dec 11, 2020
Lex A.
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very patient and thoughtful, it was easier to work through most issues

Posted Oct 19, 2020
Alma J.
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Our 7-year-old daughter had a wonderful first lesson with Amber. We are excited to keep working with her.

Posted Oct 14, 2020
Eli
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Great Lesson

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Michael O.
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I had excellent sessions

Posted Apr 3, 2020
MICHAEL
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EXCELLENT LOVELY SENSE OF HUMOR VERY PATIENT WITH ME

Posted Mar 15, 2020
Dauminique H.
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She’s amazing and stern some people need that and I’m one of them. I will be happy to be guided by her as long as I’m in California.

Posted Aug 13, 2019
Wendy
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Amber was very knowledgeable. I took some free Youtube tutorials lessons but was not able to tell if I did everything correctly. Amber pointed out when I blew out too much air and showed me how to do it right. I look forward to have more lessons with her.

Posted Jan 9, 2019
Dennis
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Started with good review of lessons with previous teacher

Posted Nov 16, 2018
Maricris Yang
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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!

Posted Jul 7, 2018
YIREN
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Amber is a very good teacher, very patient!

Posted Nov 19, 2017
Nancy R.
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Amber is great teacher and my daughter loves to have the lesson with Amber.

Posted Aug 3, 2017
Joanna M.
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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.

Posted Jun 16, 2017
Carole Yarwood
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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.

Posted Jul 28, 2016
Stefania M.
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Amber is an excellent teacher and lovely person!!!!!

Posted Jun 7, 2016
Jeffrey W.
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Kind, lovely voice, happy. Awesome combination for voice teacher.

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Christopher W.
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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.

Posted Feb 1, 2016
Jennifer
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Love Amber!

Posted Dec 28, 2015
Stephanie Chen
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She's a great teacher! Very informative. I feel that my singing has improved!

Posted Jul 10, 2015
Myrrha G.
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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!

Posted Jun 23, 2015
Frances G.
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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!

Posted Apr 27, 2015
Lily T.
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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.

Lily Tu

Posted Apr 5, 2015
Jennifer W.
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Amber loves teaching music. She is dedicated, enthusiastic and patient; and believes that learning music is an important part of education.

Posted Mar 25, 2015

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Experience

Vocalist
Jul 2012 - Present

Steve Sevran Orchestra

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.

Piano/Voice Instructor
Nov 2010 - Present

Take Lessons

Working as an instructor with Take Lessons, I'm teaching piano for beginners up to advanced, using various method books, supplemental music, music of students' choice. Students learn the fundamentals of music theory to better understand their music. As a voice instructor, we work on pitch, breath support, tone, range, song expression as the main focus. Through their lessons, students have noticeably improved their singing. As part of Take Lessons, I'm offering video lessons and shorter clips to supplement the learning process. These videos are available on Take Lessons Live. In addition to the lessons, students receive email support, recordings, weekly lesson notes, progress reports and supplemental learning activities; and the opportunity to perform in recitals twice a year.

voice and piano instructor
Feb 1990 - Present

Amber C. Music Lessons

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Music Education, I have been teaching private voice and piano lessons for over 25 years. Through their lessons, students have made great progress and feel a sense of accomplishment. They're able to find great enjoyment in creating music. Teaching is a way to share my love of music to my students.

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Distinguished Service Award
Sep 2012

Irvine Senior Citizens Council

Honorable Mention
Oct 2008

Billboard World Song Contest

Honorable Mention
Oct 2008

Billboard World Song Contest

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Nov 2013
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.

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