Amber Frias

Amber F.

Sun Valley, CA

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Amber delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 70 and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2016

Hello, I'm Amber, music education major and commercial music minor. My background in music extends to marching band competitions, teaching a classroom of 30+ students (age range 8 to 15), giving private lessons since '08, and performing at events like the Sugar Bowl of '11 and being featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Being a fellow parent, I understand the hardship of setting consistent tutoring schedules, so I'm very flexible as long as my own schedule is respected. I have experience with the special needs community and continue to volunteer at events that suit my work/school week. I'll gladly work with those who have autism, down syndrome, etc.
When teaching students of any age, I like maintaining a relationship with them (and parents) to where they are comfortable inquiring topics outside of the musical realm, such as "how was school today?" I want my students/parents to feel that they can come to me for (limited) social time. Thank you for your consideration.
-Lessons will always be at an affordable price, guaranteed.
-For musicians, if you want to learn the flute, clarinet, keyboard/piano, soprano saxophone, or piccolo, you have the option of taking that instrument home practicing outside of our sessions. Music stand and sheet music included. Bringing in pieces to learn is always welcome!
-Parents are encouraged sit in and/or participate. -Snacks/drinks can be provided.

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Music Teacher and Youth Services Assistant
Mar 2016 - Present

Write progress reports on 30+ students in music classes, as well as private tutor students before and after class on varying instruments.
Create lesson plan for summer semester and coordinate for end of the season concert.
Teach students how to read music and play designated instruments as a professional band.
Oversee and instruct 10+ volunteers, interns during tutoring sessions and special events, as well as supervising students from ages 8-17, upwards of 20 children per hour.
Analyze 70+ student grades and hold meetings concerning at risk youth: present different strategies for tutoring and parent interaction.
Manage special events: roll call, duty assignments for both clients and volunteers, create and supervise activities throughout, and ensure thorough cleanup process.

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Nov 2008 - Present
Jordan Middle School, Los Angeles Valley College, and MEND

Assist students from grade levels first grade to freshman in college. Subjects include but are not limited to: music theory, English (all grades), History (U.S., current events, U.S. politics), Jazz Appreciation, English reading and comprehension, musical notation and penmanship, and biology.

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Fluent / Native Proficiency


CPR and First Aid Certified
Jun 2012

Photos & Videos

Conducting concert (instruments include percussion, piano, flute, clarinet, and soprano sax)

A couple of students from summer '16

Some high school and middle school students.
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