Amber Ikeman

Amber Ikeman

Singer/Songwriter


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Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Decided to quit my 9-5 job
Started playing paid gigs
Traveled all over the country writing songs
Started booking tours
Recorded my first album
Went to folk music conferences
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Music
University of Central Florida

Career

Singer/Songwriter

I write and perform music to open hearts and help people discover who they are.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Travel
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I'm self-employed, so every day is different for me! I spend a good amount of time during the day practicing, learning music, and writing. I also teach private music lessons. If I'm on tour, I often check out the city I'm in, go to a coffee shop and do some booking, and play shows at night.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

There's a lot that you have to learn as you go. Persistence. Confidence. Willingness to fail and be vulnerable!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

The most important step is to be courageous and not allow fear to stop you. If you really want it, you will find a way to make it happen. Don't listen to what people tell you about it being too hard. It's unconventional and unpredictable, but if it's in your soul, it's worth it. A college professor once told me, "You don't do music because you want to. You do it because you have to." So, if you have to do it because it's your greatest passion...go for it!!!

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Music

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

""It's too hard." "You'll never make it." "You're going to be a starving artist." "That's not a real job.""

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Fear