I'm Amber.

As a 5-year-old child, I was captivated by a Baldwin grand piano. I vividly remember seeing the piano up close and knowing I had to play piano. My dad, a local math teacher, traded tutoring for my very first piano lessons.

Yes, I have the fancy creds - a Cum Laude in piano. Master's work in pedagogy. Students who have performed at Carnegie Hall, competed in the Roland National Composition Finals, written and performed their own Broadway Musical, had their song played by NFL's TikTok, and even recorded their own singles and music albums.

But what really matters to you?  

Is this a good fit for you?

 As a pianist, my real-life music experience makes me a better piano coach for you. I'm in the studio recording piano tracks, licensing songs for ads, practicing piano, & performing. Most piano teachers I meet no longer make music professionally.

And my 20+ years of piano instruction experience makes me a go-to instructor.  I've coached over 3400+ students so I know where learners get stuck and how to help them move quickly from clunky to music-making. 

I specialize in getting you¬†playing fluidly with both hands¬†in a few weeks with the¬†unique¬†Piano Spark‚ĄĘ¬†method¬†you won't find anywhere else.¬† Playing by ear, composing, and reading music has never made more sense.¬†

All students at all levels are welcome to learn piano to grow in energy, focus, and calm in their everyday lives. 

My students inspire me with the music they play, the way they see the world, and their dedication to their craft.

I can't wait to meet you and get started!

Our Values

We believe that an audaciously excellent piano experience is for everyone. Play the songs you love. For you. For your health. For life.

Our purpose is to change the perception that piano instruction = practice guilt.  Piano is a lifelong pursuit of health that is easy/simple, fun, challenging, creative, and integrated into a healthy lifestyle.

Piano is for everyone of all ages. It calms, lowers stress, increases longevity, instills positive ritual, teaches resilience, expresses emotions, and is healthy for the brain.*

It’s never too late to start playing piano.

Core Values

  • Freedom for everyone to play the piano
  • Excellence and innovation
  • Honesty, kindness, positivity
  • Growth mindset problem solving
  • Collaboration & curiosity

Curriculum modifications

  • Motivation & brain science techniques
  • Students develop techniques for learning self-motivation

We strongly believe that working with people of different backgrounds strengthens the piano experience and allows for innovation at the highest level.

Everyone should have equal access to piano education. This includes but is not limited to: race, age, color, gender, national origin, religion, mental or physical ability among others.  We value diversity in clients, consultant hires, freelance/staff hires, and an inclusive working environment.

 

*No implied statements of medical practice or medical care. For educational use only.