- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- 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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IMA Nominated Artist "Best Folk/Singer-songwriter Album of 2016"
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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Amber was great with my son. She was very pleasant, professional and on time. Very good teacher!