Location: Salisbury, MD
Education: Undergraduate Degree Flute Performance James Madison University
Graduate Degree Flute Performance University of Akron
Performance Experience: Ashley has offered several flute recitals including the Dorchester Center for the Arts, The Athenaem in Alexandria, VA; the kickoff for the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, “Thank God for Jazz” at the Delaware theatre in Wilmington, DE ; as a Guest performer at the 17th Annual Flute Fete at Howard University; and was granted the privilege as performing artist at the Harriet Tubman Museum concert series in Cambridge, MD.
Teaching Experience: Has taken a class for Kathy Blocki’s kinderflute which focuses on teaching foundational skills for beginners and intermediate students:
The Blocki Flute Method is an award-winning method designed to give the beginner an excellent foundation in beautiful tone, embouchure flexibility, rhythm and technique. This comprehensive step-by-step approach was written to ensure success; and includes theory and composition projects as well.
Teaching Philosophy: My goal is to help students develop commitment, dedication and focus, while offering a supportive and encouraging environment. Music expands curiosity and creates a path to grow and connect to the world. As a teacher, I strive to guide students through their musical journeys focusing on fundamentals such as technique, and musicality, while providing a learning environment that is interactive, intuitive, purposeful and most importantly fun.