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.

---Ting L. voice student

Student Testimonials


Amber is great fun to be with online and she KNOWS singing. Never having had singing lessons before, I didn't really know what to expect, but had some idea about getting breathing instructions...nope! She identified issues I never knew existed, explained my current vocal range and gave me easy to remember exercises to work on til next lesson. Gosh, who knew it could be this easy? 

---Holly S. piano student

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!

---Nancy F. voice student


​Life Begs Music

Performance with Carlos Monteagudo

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.

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

The Triad in New York City

​July 2018