Amber Spencer Studio
About the Studio
I teach violin and viola private lessons and group repertory classes specializing in the Suzuki Talent Education Approach. Dr. Suzuki began a method of learning violin through immersion and repetition, similar to language acquisition, supported by a nurturing and encouraging teacher and parent. My priority in the studio is for students to learn poise, sensitivity, persistence, integrity, grit, patience, to stick-to-the-task, humor, to have ownership over an assignment, musical literacy, to serve others, to notice people around them, to feel empathy, and leadership.
Parents play a major role in this approach during lessons as they participate and take notes. This way they can practice with their child at home, replicating the lesson, whether they are musicians or not. Parents receive instruction too on how to best speak to their child to ensure practicing at home is enjoyable and tension-free.
Students will become accomplished violinists as well as have the character and skills needed to accomplish any of their life’s pursuits!
Welcome! Families interested in joining the studio may submit their information in the ‘contact us’ section below. I will then send a password that allows you to view observation requirements, a further explanation of the Suzuki approach, the studio calendar and available lesson times, tuition and fees, studio policies, studio and group class locations, and how and where to procure an instrument after acceptance into the program.
Current studio families have access to member-only pages that include the lesson schedule and calendar, studio roster, policies, and recital information.
Student Performances & Gallery
Guest Master Classes
Students participate in two exciting master classes per year. Past instructors and guests have included a violin maker (luthier), Irish dancers, Indian Carnatic violinists, a Baltimore Symphony member, and a National Philharmonic member.