---Ting L. voice student

Student Testimonials

​Life Begs Music

I couldn't be more pleased that you've found my personal website!


I am an Upstate South Carolina based performer and professor. I specialize in all levels, styles, and ages for voice and piano instruction. I maintain a full-time teaching studio at Southern Wesleyan University with an additional full-time studio in New York City. As a performer, I specialize in opera and am also known as the singing pianist. Feel free to book a lesson or request a quote for wedding and party events. Thanks for your visit!

Performance with Carlos Monteagudo


---Grant G. voice student

Amber is an absolute joy to work with! I’m new to learning how to play the piano/read music and am incredibly impressed with her patience and ability to teach.


"Only Us" from Dear Evan Hansen
Carlos Monteagudo and Dr. Amber James

The Triad in New York City

​July 2018

---Holly S. piano student

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Amber is such a positive person that it’s hard to leave a session without feeling better about your voice and yourself!

Reach your full musical potential

Amber has a way of creating a serene and supportive environment for me to express my voice in the songs I choose while providing constructive advice for how I can improve each time.