Amber began her music education at the age of eight in Ohio, when her parents surprised her with a new piano. Before they could even save their money to begin lessons, Amber had worked out all of the major and minor scales on her own, as well as creating her first violin by holding a toy guitar on her left shoulder.
During her formal training as a classical musician, Amber has the privilege of studying under the tutelage of renowned Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, ProMusica Chamber performer Edward Adelson, and Robert Gillespie, director of one of the most extensive string pedagogy programs in the nation.
After graduation, Amber expanded her musical repertoire to include violin and fiddle, performing in various folk and rock ensembles in Columbus, Ohio, Portland, and Hood River Oregon.
Amber currently lives in Redmond with her husband two daughters, and her Yorkiepoo, Ellie.