Having over a decade of teaching experience, Amber has been on
faculty with the Cleveland Music School Settlement, KW Cello Suzuki, and since
2007 with the Suzuki String School in Guelph. She has completed training in all Suzuki units, and is currently training
to become a licensed Andover Educator in order to help musicians avoid injury
and play with ease. Amber enjoys teaching
at summer festivals, which recently include the Suzuki Institutes in Waterloo
and Valhalla, as well as the Kincardine Summer Music Festival, Lakefield Music
and the Oakville Performing Arts Camp.
chamber musician, Ms. Ghent has been cellist with the Madawaska String Quartet
& Ensemble since 2007, performing and recording a wide range of repertoire
and appearing at major venues throughout Canada including Festival of the
Sound, the Toronto Royal Conservatoryís Koerner Hall, the Elora Festival, and
the Indian River Festival in P.E.I. She has also performed with a variety of
ensembles including Tapestry New Opera, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony,
Orchestra London, and the Erie Philharmonic where she was assistant principal
for two seasons. In the summer she performs with the Fredonia Bach and Beyond
Early Music Festival.
Amber is well known to the KW musical community, having performed regularly at local venues including the Music Room, the Centre in the Square, and the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall. She began Suzuki cello at age 7 with Jo-Anne Goyder in Kitchener, and earned a Bachelorís in Music Performance at Wilfrid Laurier University under the tutelage of Paul Pulford. After studies in San Francisco with Bonnie Hampton, she completed her Masters in Performance studying with members of the Cleveland orchestra.