Amberlight Conservatory

-Music enlightens the world; the flames of the spirit create it.


For our more serious students, our faculty makes a professional, conservatory-based approach accessible to the general public.

For more information, call us at (515) 252-7664 or submit an email request.

Dr. J. Dunbar, MA, DMA

Dr. Dunbar holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition and computer music from Stanford University, a Master of Arts from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Science from Duke University. Dr. Dunbar has been teaching voice, piano, guitar, flute, composition, theory and improvisation for many years. World Art Celebrities Journal inducted Dunbar into its World Hall of Fame for work on the all original CD, Spirit Journey. Dr. Dunbar's music has been recorded internationally by professional orchestras. Over 3 million people have viewed Dunbar's music videos on the Classical Music Composer Channel on YouTube.

Richard Holmes

Mr. Holmes studied classical guitar at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Lawrence Ferarra and other renowned instructors. Prior to that, he earned a degree in music from City College of San Francisco. Holmes has performed in duos and ensembles in concert and at many weddings. He has absorbed the revered Dick Carlo method of drumset technique directly from the master himself. For over 15 years, he has taught guitar, percussion, and drumset technique to many talented students.