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Cello Lessons

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for 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 their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber W.

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction.

I love working with my students. Watching them succeed at what they do is what makes my day great. I always love to have a fun atmosphere around me and enjoy every minute it. Music is great for self expression a great Escape or an easy pass-time. It's nothing that should be stressful, but the opposite and that is what my lessons aim to do. Provide an educational, but fun and expressive learning experience to carry with you or your child throughout your lives.

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  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose

Reviews (20)

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Emma Jan 6, 2020

Amber is a really sweet and kind loving teacher to help you reach your goals

Adrita M. Sep 12, 2019
Piano · In home

Amber was very nice.. she knew how to jump in right where my daughter had left her last teacher and became a favorite on the first day. :)

Donna Aug 21, 2019
Violin · In home

Amber makes lessons challenging and fun. She's got a great teaching style, develops student's confidence, and knows what a student needs to work on to become their best.

Alec Jun 20, 2019
Saxophone · In home

She’s wonderful & patient. My son, Alec, is enjoying his lessons.
She also gives good advice on practicing and taking care of the sax.

Peter Flynn Apr 12, 2019
Singing · In studio

Very impressed!! On lesson one, Amber has opened up a whole new world for me.. thank you Amber

Joy Anne Apr 12, 2019
Violin · Online

Amber is a gem!

Aaron H. Apr 11, 2019
Singing · In studio

Excellent teacher, I already have a deeper understanding of singing after the first lesson. Thank you!

Andy Mar 21, 2019
Tin Whistle · Online

Amber was very professional and friendly and quickly figured out my next steps to practice on the Low D Whistle.

Marie Mar 8, 2019
Saxophone · In studio

very knowledgeable & patient.

Daniel Jan 30, 2019
Saxophone · In studio

After one lesson I can't wait for more. Amber's teaching is well structured and she was able to quickly identify my strengths and weaknesses. She also helped me plan a good practice regimen to make the best us of my practice time at home.

Sarah & Ted .. Jan 11, 2019
Choir · In home

Amber is fun, knowledgable and down to earth. We thoroughly enjoyed our lesson and look forward to the next one.

Kitty Oct 26, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

I miss Amber's piano lessons, which I discontinued only because our schedules no longer meshed. She made learning fun, gave me helpful memory tricks, and accommodated my needs as a beginning student, even though I am an adult. I was satisfied with my progress and long to take more lessons. Being able to play even simple pieces gave me great joy and added another dimension to my life. She has my recommendation.

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Nicole Johnson Oct 26, 2018
Trumpet · In studio

Amber was a wonderful instructor. Very patient and a talented musician in her own right!

Tyrese P. Nov 3, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

Amber is nice. I can tell she has a lot of knowledge and i can tell she cares for her students.She is very easy to approach with questions or concerns. I cant wait for my next lesson

Kitty Dec 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

So far, so good !!

Greg H. Dec 1, 2016
Violin · In studio

Amber is really patient with a new student. I'm glad to be her student.

Tina Sep 12, 2016
Piano · In studio

My son takes piano from Amber and I cannot say enough on how talented she is. She has so much patience and cares about her students. He responds well to her and is learning so quickly! She challenges him to continue to grow but does it in a way that is fun for a child his age. We think she is great!

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Kelley Aug 19, 2016
Clarinet · In studio

Amber is extremely knowledgeable about multiple instruments (my boys are learning the clarinet and violin) and excels at introducing young children to the basic foundation skills needed to succeed in playing well. She keeps lessons fun so that the children enjoy coming back each week and finds ways to keep them motivated when they feel challenged. :D

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Sarah Aug 18, 2016
Singing · In studio

Gives great feed back, positive personality, takes the time to walk you through the song and give pointers, helps you to understand the actual song and gets you to relate on a personal level, very easy to talk to and relaxing to work with, an over all wonderful experience :)

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Rianne Aug 18, 2016
Piano · In studio

Amber is an amazing music teacher! I've been taking lessons with her for a little over a month and am very happy with my progress. She is very approachable, friendly, and is available practically whenever you need her! I couldn't be any happier with her.

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Music Teacher (Floating)
Sep 2016 - Present

Schenectady Central School District

Music Teacher
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Elementary School


Master's of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Music Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2015 - May 2017

The College of Saint Rose

Bachelor Degree in Music Education
Aug 2010 - May 2014

The College of Saint Rose



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Education Certification K-12
Jul 2016

The State of New York

This certification allows me to teach in public schools as a music teacher in general music, band, chorus, and orchestra
Fitness Certification for Personal Training/Consulting
Jun 2014



National Association for Music Education
Aug 2010
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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