Teacher Profile

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First Name
Amber
Last Name
Kao
City
Ypsilanti
Zip
48197
Phone

Lesson Info

Openings?
Waitlist
Travel to Homes?
Yes
Online Lessons?
Yes
Instruments
Piano, Violin
Ages?
PreK, K-8, High School, College, Adults
Levels Taught
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced
Musical Styles
Classical, Contemporary, Pop, Jazz & Blues, Composition/Theory
Events
Recitals, SAT, Competitions, Faber Piano Institute
Language(s)
English
Teaching Approach

Background Info

Education
B.A. Piano Performance M.F.A. Dance Performance
Biography
J. Amber Kao began her artistic studies as a pianist, and graduated with highest honors from the University of Michigan, under the tutelage of Dr. Logan Skelton. Throughout her undergraduate training, she also studied violin with Aaron Berofsky and performed with the University of Michigan Philharmonic. Ms. Kao received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance and has presented her choreography and collaborated with artists both locally and internationally in Italy, Portugal, Taiwan, Singapore, and New York. She was most recently awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research in dance and music in Taipei, Taiwan at Taipei National University of the Arts and with Cloud Gate Dance Theater. Ms. Kao enjoys interdisciplinary collaboration across all art genres, and at present, uses her background as a musician and dancer to explore points of intersection between these disciplines. Amber Kao is the former Director of the Faber Piano Institute, and enjoys teaching all ages from the young beginner to advanced piano students.