Amy Nicole Levine, pianist, teacher and songwriter, was born in San Francisco and started playing piano by ear by the time she was 3 years old. At age seven she started classical training with pianist Marion Winkler, and continued piano lessons, later joining the jazz band in high school and playing in bands with her colleagues. She attended SFSU where she studied music and sociology. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology however was not sure how to make a living in music.
After spending some years working a day job while on the side, writing and performing music with various groups like the Bay Area original Hip Hop band "75 Degrees, sharing the same bill with "The Roots", "Digital Underground," "The Pharcyde", and "Common", she returned to school to complete a 2 year program in Recording Arts at Los Medanos in Pittsburgh, Ca. After time spent interning at various recording studios, she discovered teaching piano and it was a perfect fit. Amy found her niche teaching piano and loves helping others reach their music goals.
Currently, Amy is enjoying playing with an eclectic variety of different musical projects. You can find her performing with Salsa Extra, featuring latin music, accompanying the women of DWC, contemporary chorale music, Tonic, for some jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, Entourage for high energy R&B, funk and popular current hits, The Funky Heroes, an original Funk Opera, every Sunday at Church in Richmond, and on goes the list.