Amanda Sloane grew up in the fishing village of Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she studied classical piano, sang in a middle and high school choir, and performed in several high school plays and musicals. After graduating with a degree in English from Haverford College, where she took several rigorous piano and music theory courses, she moved to Seattle, Washington, where she sang and played various instruments with bands spanning genres as diverse as old-time folk, garage punk, and experimental rock. After the birth of her son Ezra in 2007, she began writing and recording original music, and in 2014 studied as an apprentice under Master Voice teacher Linda Brice. She has been teaching vocal lessons ever since, both privately and at School of Rock in Portland, OR, where she also teaches keyboard and directs season shows. She is a founding member of the art-rock band Pareidolia, and plays keyboards in a Cars cover band, My Best Friend’s Girl. Amanda loves working with students of all ages and levels, and is a warm, creative, and fun teacher.