- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I emphasize teaching proper technique, the ability to express oneself through music and having the utmost fun, enjoyable experience while playing it.
I will also provide helpful worksheets and homework material designed by myself.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- June 2014
Hi! My name is Ashley and I'm a recent both music and writing graduate of William Paterson University.
I am a passionate multi-instrumentalist.
Do you want to learn how to play your instrument and make up your own music too one day?
If you'd like to try out a teacher who truly loves what they do, I may be right selection. My primary instrument is piano, though I play several others such as flute, clarinet, guitar and violin. I am most proficient on piano, flute, clarinet and guitar so I feel more comfortable teaching these instruments in order to give students the best possible musical foundation. All students are welcome to learn from me, and I have a soft spot and understanding for special needs students.
Music has been in my life since I was a young child, as my grandfather who was proficient on both organ and clarinet, taught me how to read music and play keyboard. Music is something that can never escape my life! I practice my instruments on a daily basis and avidly compose my own music as well. Besides being involved with piano at school, I was a member of the William Paterson Symphony Orchestra where I played second violin, as well as a member of the school's flute ensemble. My goal is to have a career in which I can instill within my students the same love, endearment and appreciation for music that has grown with me over the years.
I am someone who truly has a passionate love for music, as it is what my whole life is about and brings me immense happiness on a daily basis. I am not just a robotic teacher who is providing lessons as a financial opportunity, but someone who honestly cares about the growth of a student's musical ability and love for music itself.
A huge part of music is not just learning how to play the notes correctly, but to come to understand the amazement that can be experienced from the act of playing an instrument. To be the most successful in any music related business, I feel that it is essential to love what you do and to practice as much as you possibly can. Love and practice can take someone very far if they are truly dedicated to their art.
Witnessing a student enjoy what they're doing while improving their skills in the process is an amazing feeling for both student and teacher. I want to show people what it is I love about music so much, and hopefully instill within them the same love and passion.
I would like possible future students to know that I am not like any other instructor, as generic as this may sound. I have a true, fervent passion for music which I yearn to share with others.
Whether music is a way of life or just a hobby for someone, it can be something that sticks with them for the remainder of their lives and brings great happiness and enjoyment.
i took lessons for 1 year when she worked at the music store and really enjoyed it so thanks
Ashley rocks. My son has learned a lot in such a short period of time.
Teacher for past year now-great with kids. Can't ask for better
Wonderful teacher. She is patient and takes time to make sure they 'get it'
Ashley is a creative and fun teacher who knows what she is doing. I have a 7 year old who plays piano and my 10 year old flute player who both adore their lessons. I am impressed at her skill with both instruments. Thank you Ashley
Awesome flute teacher. Very passionate and skilled. Daughter loves her!
My daughter took piano lessons 2 years with Ashley before we moved. I wish we still had her as a teacher because my daughter misses her personality and great teaching style. I feel like I won't find another teacher like Ashley. I highly recommend her services.