Amber Snider

Amber S.

Vallejo, CA
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Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Award nominated singer-songwriter (wife and mom) with over 20 years experience available to teach eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of skills, focusing on self-expression and technique. I specialize in pop, folk, rock, blues and country styles. Let's have fun making music!
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About

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Amber delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2000

I have been a performing singer-songwriter/graphic artist for 15+ years have written roughly 200 original songs, released several CDs and performed hundreds of shows. Music has been an important part of my life and has given me enormous amounts of joy and growth as an individual. Both of my parents are musicians and I was fortunate to have their support and guidance in addition to formal and informal training from various musicians over the years but mostly, I developed my style of playing from many hours of playing and experimenting. I am excited to have the opportunity to teach others the tools needed to start their own journey in music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am both easy going and goal oriented. I want my students to get the most out of their lessons and enjoy every minute.

I provide the syllabus & handouts needed initially but will may assign a book after the first few lessons. Students should have an empty three-ring binder handy or iPad in addition to owning their own guitar or piano/keyboard. I recommend supporting local music stores before going to the big chains. I can help with choosing an instrument if needed.

Within 6 months*, the student should know and be able to play major and minor chords (instruments only), understand basic music notation, time signatures, and be able to follow basic sheet music. Students are encouraged to name songs that they wish to learn to keep them excited and interested in learning.

Emphasis will be on accuracy, performance techniques and having fun!

* results will vary with each student.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Each student needs a guitar or piano/keyboard and a 3 ring binder.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar, Piano, Songwriting: Folk, Rock, Blues & Country.

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Experience

Singer-Songwriter
Jan 2000 - Present
Puddle Siren Records & Music Publishing

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IMA Nominated Artist "Best Folk/Singer-songwriter Album of 2016"
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Amber creates universal, high-energy, fun, yet reflective life stories through acoustic-electric music.

Her unique brand of folk-rock, country & blues can be summed up in just one word: "Amber-icana". less

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Education

Music Industry Studies
Feb 2012 - Present
Diablo Valley College
Web Design / Graphics
Jun 2000 - Jun 2001
Silicon Valley College
Arts
Sep 1997 - Mar 1999
Napa Valley College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Web Design / Graphics
Jun 2001
Silicon Valley College

Awards

"Best Folk/Singer-songwriter Album of 2016" Nominee
Oct 2016
Independent Music Awards

Affiliations

Society of Composers and Lyricists
Apr 2017

The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.

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Photos & Videos

Published on Apr 30, 2017
Full Bloom (Official Video)
Song and video by Amber Snider
Puddle Siren Records
www.ambersnider.com
Amber Snider at the Vacaville Songwriter Show
The Amber Snider Band, Aaron Snider & David Youdell with special guest Diana Wallis perform original song "Folsom Prison Blues" in Benicia, CA.
(Original songs "Hey Now" & "Everything") - www.ambersnider.com - The Amber Snider Band CD Release party @ Silo's Music Club in Napa - September 7, 2012
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JannessaB Apr 25, 2012
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Great Teacher

Amber was great with my son. She was very pleasant, professional and on time. Very good teacher!

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