Amber Darland is both classically trained and self-taught on a number of instruments. Her musical talents combined with the natural gift and love of teaching makes her a wonderful teacher for all ages! Check out the offerings below: 

ONLINE Group Ukulele Classes 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amber Darland is currently teaching group ukulele classes ONLINE only. Both classically trained and self-taught, Amber has over 20 years of experience playing and teaching a variety of instruments. Ukulele is a perfect instrument for beginners and students of all ages. The small body makes it effortless to hold and its narrow neck allows for playing that is easy and comfortable. In a fun and friendly learning environment, you will discover the basics of the Ukulele, including proper playing position, basic chords, finger picking and strumming patterns. With a little practice, in just 6 weeks, you are guaranteed to be able to play a handful of songs on YOUR OWN! 

No prior musical experience required. All ages (9+ years recommended). Class is limited to 15 students. You must have your own instrument (contact Amber for guidance if needed). For more info or to reserve your spot, email: musicwithamberdarland@gmail.com 

Upcoming 6 week session: February 8th - March 14th, 2022 

When: Tuesdays, 7pm PT (classes are 45 minutes in length) 

Where: ONLINE via Zoom meeting 

Cost: $120-$180 sliding scale (you pay what you can/want on that scale) 

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Little Sapling Music produces joy-filled music classes and entertainment geared towards children ages 0-5 and their families. Founder, Amber Darland, is an award-winning singer+songwriter from Bellingham, WA.  Known for her pure vocals and heartful performances, Amber Darland skillfully delivers an engaging musical experience for little ones - weaving together traditional and original kids songs, finger play, rhythm practice and movement. 

Enjoy weekly toddler and preschool music classes, live streaming concerts, and kid friendly videos. Little Sapling Music is guaranteed to charm kiddos and their grownups too!

Little Sapling Music: (IN-PERSON) Toddler and Preschool Music Classes with Amber Darland RESUME JANUARY 2022!!!

Join local singer-songwriter + performer + kid enthusiast Amber Darland as she leads a music class for you and your kiddo(s) aged 1-5 years old. Enjoy connecting with other local families as we sing songs and make music together. There will be instrument playing, rhythm counting, movement and plenty of fun! Covid-19 safety protocol and proper social distancing will be observed in these indoor classes. Instruments will be provided and disinfected after each class. $65-80 (sliding scale) per 6 week session. Accompanying sibling? $90-$120 (sliding scale) per sibling pair. Class is limited to 12 children (with accompanying adult). Babes in arms welcome at no additional cost. Classes fill quickly! For more information about our Winter 2022 offerings email: musicwithamberdarland@gmail.com 

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Have your very own sticks, shakers and scarves at home so your kiddo can follow along with Little Sapling Music classes! Please pay what you can $10-$20 per kit. A portion of each sale goes to the Bellingham Food Bank. This Toddler + Preschool Music Class Starter Kit includes 2 shakers, 2 rhythm sticks and 2 scarves. Colors will vary. Deliveries

Have your very own sticks, shakers and scarves at home so your kiddo can follow along with Little Sapling Music classes! Please pay what you can $10-$20 per kit. A portion of each sale goes to the Bellingham Food Bank. This Toddler + Preschool Music Class Starter Kit includes 2 shakers, 2 rhythm sticks and 2 scarves. Colors will vary. Deliveries will go out weekly.

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Private Music Lessons

While Amber has limited availability to teach in this capacity, she enjoys maintaining a core group of students, creating a learning environment that builds confidence and inspires individuals to make music a lifelong companion. Whether you are taking up an instrument for the first time or getting reacquainted with an old friend – discovering the voice you never knew you had or honing in on your songwriting skills – Amber is skilled and ready to join you in the process and help you achieve your musical goals. Amber teaches beginning piano, guitar, ukulele, trumpet, bass guitar, percussion, songwriting, voice and general music theory. For inquiries email: musicwithamberdarland@gmail.com