Amber Chiang

Amber C.

Irvine, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Music theory is the foundation of music. It includes music notations, chord progressions, song form, melodic patterns, key signatures, transposition, recognizing intervals, scale formulas.

About Amber C.

I'm an experienced, enthusiastic music instructor, who started playing piano around 8 years old 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). As of now, I'm only teaching online due to social distancing, but will resume in person lessons when it's safe!

Inspired by my love of music, I've been teaching piano and voice for over 25 years in NY, LA and now Irvine, and will accept online students from anywhere! In conjunction with my teaching skills, I have excellent communication skills, patience and enthusiasm, and work well with children and all ages. What's important is to make learning fun, exciting and rewarding so that each student will be challenged and have a sense of accomplishment and desire to progress. There are so many benefits to learning music, physically and mentally. But most of all, it's a skill to enjoy for a lifetime!

I've 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.

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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.

voice and piano instructor
Feb 1990 - Present

Amber C. Music Lessons

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,

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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