Before that, I was angry and broken, struggling with many wounds. As a queer, non-binary, gender expansive Korean American adoptee, I have struggled to speak my truth, much less sing or make sound. Instead of imploding, I decided to start a punk band at age 30 and began the lifelong process of freeing my voice and sharing my story.
Along the way, I completed a 3-year movement-based expressive arts training program at Tamalpa Institute that helped me re-inhabit my body and find home in it. I also completed Level 3 of the LoVetri Method in Somatic Voicework™ that helped me with functional and technical aspects of the voice.
I love learning, and it was a natural progression to share all the tools that helped me free my voice with others. Some of my practices include meditation/mindfulness, yoga, qigong and tai chi, somatic & drama therapy, and improv. As your vocal coach and expressive arts facilitator, I believe the body holds our deepest wisdom and healing. By learning to trust it and listen, I have been able to express my soul song. I love to create spaces where you can show up exactly as you are, and with my loving witnessing and tools/support, you can grow and transform.
My mission is to help you free your voice and life. I am here to help you to connect more deeply with yourself and others in a playful, supportive space as you explore voice work, grief, ancestral healing, creativity, music, sound healing, and more. Reach out if you want to be free and create a life aligned to your highest joy and creative expression.
In love and freedom, Amber
I have been performing since 2004 and was featured in San Francisco Magazine’s Best of the Bay for yoga music in 2009. As a Third Culture Kid who lived in Korea, Nepal, India, Liberia, Peru, and the SF Bay Area, my musical influences and style can best be described as world fusion, a hybrid of global eclectic sounds & beats. Performance highlights include: