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About Ashley Toner

Ashley Toner
Ashley Toner
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Speaks: English, Spanish
Instructs: Viola, Violin
Education: Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance (Mason Gross School of the Arts), currently pursuing Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration (New York University)
Performance Experience: 10+ years violin and viola experience in community and college level orchestras (Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Music Center).
Teaching Experience: 4 years teaching experience with beginner, intermediate, and advanced string students
Teaching Philosophy: Violin and viola playing should be made as comfortable as possible. By ensuring the most ease of access to all aspects of playing and reading music, I believe that my students are able to tackle the complexities of violin and viola playing much more easily.

Get to know Ashley Toner

Ashley Toner is currently a graduate student at New York University studying Performing Arts Administration. She completed her bachelor's of music in viola performance at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University). From her introduction to the viola at age 10 onwards, her passion for music only grew exponentially. With the help of her teachers Arlene Locola and Amy Berryman, Ashley continued to hone her musical abilities throughout her early music education. She was accepted into both the New Jersey Jr. and Sr. Region I Orchestras and also performed with various local ensembles such as the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra. At Mason Gross School of the Arts, Ashley studied viola under Craig Mumm and Daniel Panner. She frequently performed with the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and Rutgers String Ensemble. Along with these larger ensembles, she has also performed with three Mason Gross chamber ensembles, which have featured a piano trio, piano quartet, and string quartet. With these varied experiences playing in orchestras as well as conductor-less chamber ensembles, Ashley strives to teach flexibility and ease of access in all areas of string playing. 

Ashley Toner teaches at:
185 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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