Music Education + String Methods
Amber Arnold is a public-school instrumental music teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District. Mrs. Arnold became an adjunct faculty member at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in 2017 where she teaches the String Methods course for Music Education students. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Brigham Young University and her master’s degree in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
Mrs. Arnold taught middle school orchestra in northern Virginia where she received superior ratings at festivals and increased enrollment in the orchestra from 150 to 250 students over the course of two years. She also served as department chair and was awarded the distinguished faculty award in 2004. Mrs. Arnold taught Middle and Elementary Orchestra for six years in Utah where her students excelled and ensembles received superior ratings at festivals.
Mrs. Arnold currently teaches nearly 600 elementary string students and 50 elementary wind students at four elementary schools in Long Beach. She conducted the Long Beach Unified School District Elementary Honor Orchestra in 2018. She currently plays viola with the Orange County Millennial Choir and Orchestra and has also played with the Bellflower Symphony, Claremont Symphony, and the American Fork Symphony. She enjoys spending time with her three children and her husband, Jermie.