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Songflight Studio

Voice and beginning piano lessons available in the private studio in
Cary, North Carolina.
Performance anxiety coaching, voice lessons, and group classes also available online through
Songflight Studio.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat...
     When life seems crazy, perhaps the best thing to do is to pick up the oars.  

My teaching (and living) is based in loving kindness.  It is important for me to know that I am always striving to help my students learn tools to help them be better human beings, above all else.  Whether we meet online or in person, individually or in a group, the outcome is the same... encouraging compassion toward all through music.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," as wise people are wont to say...

Confidence.     Passion.     Connection.

What are others saying?

"Amber Nicole is an amazing teacher. My daughter and I both took lessons from her, and she's made the experience so much fun. She is very warm, enthusiastic and genuine, and her lessons seem to be completely tailored to best suit each individual person's strengths, interests and challenges. She spends time staying on top of neuroscience to help understand how the brain works and interprets information in a musical capacity, which I thought was pretty awesome! When I'm not "getting" something she's quick to "diagnose" the situation and explain how my brain is playing a role and what I can do to overcome the issue. I feel like her knowledge and interest has given me such a valuable experience, and I was surprised to see the progress I made in a relatively short amount of time. She's always quick to reply to questions between lessons with thoughtful answers, suggestions and tips. I think Amber Nicole goes above and beyond to give her students a fantastic musical experience and is really invested in the growth and progression of her students."
- testimonial from Jessica Riphenburg

"Whether she is singing for my Musicales concert series, presenting a voice workshop for my choirs, or teaching an eager student, Amber Nicole Dilger has always impressed me with her skill and dedication.  But what sets her apart from the many fine musicians with whom I work is her indefatigable joy."

testimonial from Dan Broner
Music Director
First Unitarian Society of Madison, Wisconsin

What's it like to be part of the studio family?

You know, deep down in your heart, that you'd like to sing
a little easier
a little higher
or lower
or have more control over your pitch;
To sing so others can feel what you're feeling inside.

This is where singing/voice lessons, as well as coaching to help overcome performance anxiety, can help.  Whether you'd like to dedicate yourself to become better, faster, by signing up for weekly lessons, or you'd like to take a slower approach and schedule drop-in lessons, our studio family has a place for you.

By understanding how all the parts of the voice work, as well as cultivating good habits and managing the contributions of our thoughts, (including nervousness, perfectionism, and self-doubt), we find the healthiest and most effective way possible to perform any style of music.  This includes musical theatre belt, opera, pop, jazz, folk, and metal (yep, "cookie monster" voice).  Incorporating the exciting discoveries of the science of learning will help you improve in both your music and life in general.

If you sincerely want to work on improving your voice, whether that means polishing songs for an upcoming performance or being able to proudly sing Happy Birthday to those you love... let's get started.

Start here by filling out the short application: Student Application

Physical Location:  Cary, North Carolina.  The home studio is in a lovely location just south of I-40/Umstead Park/Cary Academy, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh, Apex, Durham, and 30 minutes from downtown Chapel Hill, Apex, and Garner.  Saturday lesson times will ensure you won't have to battle rush hour traffic.  There are openings for new private students as well as availability for performance anxiety coaching via the online studio.  

PS: If you're a person who thinks "I can't sing," I'd love to help you discover the  joy of making music with your voice.  If you have a normal speaking voice, we can get you singing!

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habit.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

~ Lao Tzu

Questions?  Email me at a@ambernicoledilger.com