Ashland Ellis

Ashland E.

Thibodaux, LA

Lesson Details



Ashland delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2011

Ashland E. is available for in-studio and limited online piano lessons. Ashland has been playing piano for well over 20 years and teaching since 2011. She teaches all experience levels from beginner to advanced. Ashland also has experience with teaching students with special social disabilities and needs.
Ashland attended Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana where she earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Piano Performance. She also received her Master's in Piano Performance Pedagogy from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Ashland has also studied music in Florence, Italy.
Ashland is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for women and Music Teacher's National Association.
Aside from being a piano teacher, Ashland is a skilled accompanist. She has accompanied musicals, college voice classes, choirs, and student performances.
Lessons are scheduled to best fit the student's schedule when possible. Students receive one on one instruction in piano and will also work on theory, rhythm, ear-training, and performance practice. Ashland's goal is to not only teach her students the notes but give them the knowledge to think beyond the notes.

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Jun 2012 - Present
Self Employed

Piano Instructor
Aug 2010 - Present
Ashland's Piano Studio

Piano Instructor
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory

Intern Piano Instructor
Aug 2010 - May 2011
Nicholls State University Music Academy


Italian Opera
May 2015 - Jul 2015
Study Abroad Florence, Italy
Piano Performance Pedagogy
Aug 2013 - May 2015
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Piano Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Nicholls State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2013

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Apr 2011

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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Quick snap before a jury performance during my Master's degree


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