Growing up in Denver, I had a huge desire for singing and performing. By age 14, I was taking weekly singing & piano lessons, was acting constantly in local productions-many times getting the lead role. Some of the productions I acted in: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Camelot, Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), How to Succeed in Business (Smitty), Carousel, Oklahoma, Les Miserables, and Oliver (Nancy.) I received a 4-year scholarship to the Conservatory of Music in Stockton, CA. at the University of the Pacific. Upon graduation, I entered graduate school at the University of North Texas to continue my singing and piano studies, along with music theory, history, and musical video production. Upon graduating UNT, I was chosen among 200 performing arts majors to be the featured soloist at the UNT commencement ceremonies. This led to an offer to tour Italy with the Rome Festival Orchestra. For the next two summers I performed in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Rome and Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic. *** Lesson Details *** My students progress VERY quickly! As a teacher, I can easily identify my students’ strengths and weaknesses, and plan an individualized study course. I will instill a solid set of production skills that will easily serve ANY style of music you choose (from rock to opera.) I will make for you a personalized recording for you to practice with daily. We will also work on songs you LOVE! My students will have performance opportunities every 3 months. I will prepare you for college entrance auditions, TV contests, and television appearances. My students make extraordinary progress-I want you to become one of them! TWO thrilling developments with 2 of Amber's students: 1. One of Amber's young students, aged 7 years old, was chosen Miss Young Colorado...this student used piano as her talent!!! Amber began teaching her young student the piano almost 1 year ago and she won the Talent division of Miss Young Colorado... 2. Another one of my college aged students who has taken 2 lessons per week for 2 years, auditioned for America's Got Talent. He was chosen as one of the Regional Finalists for Colorado." *** Studio Equipment *** 10x15 dedicated music room, piano, lovely mountain view, mirrors, microphone and sound equipment available for students. The parents of students are welcome to stay in the room with the students, if they choose. *** Travel Equipment *** I have a piano and I will purchase the method book I want the student to use but I do require reimbursement for books and shipping if required. Student provides notebooks and pens. *** Specialties *** Seth Riggs, Popular vocal technique "Singing For The Stars" John W. Schaum for piano
Teaching since 1995
Vocal Performance Major Piano Performance Minor
Teaches ages 12+
Speaks French, German, Italian
Has background check
I've had 3 lessons with Amber thus far, and I think she's the favorite piano teacher that I've had. She has nice structure and works me along in books, as you finish one book you progress to the next. I like her teaching style as well. She's very encouraging and lets you know when you've done a good job. She also allows most of the time for actually playing instead of just talking. Amber is also a great piano player herself and this adds to her credibility when teaching me. Amber is genuinely interested in her students and wants to learn everything she can about them so she can adjust the lesson based on what we know and what we still need to know. She also always has hot tea ready for the lessons! This is probably the 5th or 6th piano teacher I've had in as many years, and I do hope to continue learning under her.
Amber is a wonderful teacher. She is extremely kind and lessons with her are the highlight of my week. I have definitely improved since beginning lessons with her!
Amber is a friendly, talented, and patient piano instructor with a real gift for teaching! I'm an adult who played decades ago for a short period of time, but Amber was able to reignite what I had learned and help me fly past it. She teaches at whatever pace you are comfortable with and if. you want to learn quickly she will absolutely help you achieve that. Great spot to learn and always offered tea as well :) I am sad I had to move, but anyone looking for a wonderful teacher should schedule with Amber