Teacher Spotlight: Ashley – Online Piano and Voice Teacher

We are pleased to introduce Ashley! She offers online and in-person music lessons for both piano and voice.

EDUCATION & MUSIC PERFORMANCE BACKGROUND

Ashley is a native of Houston, Texas. While attending the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Ashley participated in productions such as Simply Grimm at Lone Star Lyric Music Festival and Sondheim’s  A Little Night Music as Mrs. Nordstrom. In 2012 she was the first place winner of the On Your Way- Classical Voice Competition. Ashley was also a part of the prestigious Houston Grand Opera High School Voice Studio in 2012. She made her musical debut as Kate in Legally Blonde with Fort Bend Theatre. Ashley then went on to take on the role of Irene in Footloose, Hattie in Kiss Me Kate, Waitress in Rock of Ages and Johanna in Sweeney Todd.

In 2012 she attended the University of Houston where she sang in multiple productions at the Moores School of Music. Credits include The Magic Flute, The Italian Straw Hat and Moscow, Cheryomushki. In 2012 she premiered the Houston Grand Opera song cycle, Pieces of 9/11 by Jake Heggie.

Ashley received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from McNeese State University in 2019. That same year, she competed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Southern Region, where she won first place! Ashley is a recipient of the Juliet Hardtner Endowed Music Scholarship. She has also been featured as a soloist for Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Handel’s Messiah, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.

Ashley attained her Master’s Degree in Music Performance at the University of North Texas. She hopes to continue to inspire young musicians as much as they inspire her. 

TEACHING BACKGROUND

In addition to her extensive performance experience, Ashley has taught privately for several years. In 2017 she took on the position as the primary voice instructor at Southwest Louisiana Music Studios. She loves teaching children of all ages and levels as well as adults. While capable of teaching and performing at a rigorous skill level, she still maintains a loving and caring approach to her teaching style. Ashley’s success as an educator is largely due to her ability to communicate well with her students.

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ASHLEY

Ashley has many strengths. She is a very talented singer and performer. She is also very personable and has a wonderful, upbeat personality and approach. Her perseverance as a student and young professional has always been very impressive to me as well.

– Music Director of Westminster United Methodist Church, Houston, Tx

Ashley is very outgoing and personable. She relates very well to students of different age groups/levels.

– Lake Charles, LA

If you would like to have a trial lesson with Ashley, enroll in Starlight Music Lessons today!

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