Amanda received her B.M. in Piano Performance from Rice University and her M.M. and D.M.A in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Amanda has given solo and chamber music performances for Virginia Arts Festival, Tuesday Concert Series at Church of the Epiphany and Norfolk Chamber Consort Series. She has performed orchestral piano with National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra and Dayton Philharmonic. Her contemporary music engagements include with the Twenty-first Century Consort and residence with the John Duffy Composers Institute.
In the past, she has attended the Aspen Music Festival, Pianofest in the Hamptons, Opera Theater of Music Festival of Lucca and Southeastern Music Festival.
Prior to Levine, Amanda was Adjunct Faculty at Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University and Wright State University. She held a Teaching Assistantship at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Amanda has been on the Levine faculty since 2010 teaching private piano instruction.
“My favorite aspect of teaching at Levine is the diversity and quality of the faculty. With so many talented teachers, I am inspired to always teach my best and try new ideas or materials. The staff and faculty are wholly dedicated to providing the best musical experience possible for each and every student. I feel confidant my students are getting the best possible experience from everyone at Levine Music.”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“With so much music available for pianists, I believe choosing the right materials and music to match a student’s personality and learning style are imperative. I encourage each and every student to play their best by giving them practice plans and setting achievable, weekly goals. Through positive reinforcements, students can start to see and measure their own progress. As their closest connection to the music world, I hope to instill an appreciation and passion for music making to last a lifetime.”
When not teaching and performing, Amanda enjoys spending her time cycling, cooking Italian food and spending time with her husband and two young children, Jasper and Natalie.