I am committed to creating a positive and nurturing environment for learning and musical growth. Music has the potential to express that which lies dearest to our hearts. My instruction seeks to develop and expand the abilities present in each and every one of my students. We continually strive for musical and technical excellence, while recognizing the miracle that we are all unique. Individual lessons are tailored to bring out our strengths and to address our weaknesses in a caring and conscientious manner. Group lessons are devoted to creating a sense of community and understanding, as well as to celebrating in the joy of music making. Through kinship, listening, sharing, problem solving, and heart, the gift of music increases our capacities for bettering the world in which we live.

Amber Walton-Amar cello teacher
Amber Walton-Amar cello teacher

Weekly individual lessons for students of all ages and levels are offered alongside group classes, chamber music, and performance opportunities. Utilizing elements of the Suzuki method and the Creative Ability Development method I welcome students to begin learning the cello as early as age 3. Depending on your schedule and location, I invite you to join my home studio in the St.Clair West neighbourhood, North York Suzuki School, or the Royal Conservatory of Music.


Amber’s thoughtful approach to the cello makes lessons fun and satisfying. When I began learning the instrument with her, I had music-making experience but no knowledge of stringed instruments, nor a child’s native ease in trying new things. With Amber’s creative and supportive teaching methods and her deep knowledge of the cello, she has helped me realize a new passion.
— adult student