Ashley Davis

Ashley D.

Bristol, TN
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Ashley delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

Hello! Are you interested in learning the Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, or Old Time Fiddle style of playing violin? I can help you! I have been teaching professionally since 2009, and I have loved every minute of it! I specialize in teaching music for violin / fiddle by ear and music notation. You will learn how to acquire, set up and tune your instrument, as well as regular maintenance. Lessons will start with posture and bow exercises, then you will learn short, simple fiddle tunes. You will gradually progress into learning more advanced songs/tunes. Eventually, you will be able to jam with other musicians. We will have fun fiddling!

Experience

Fiddler
Feb 2017 - Present
Kristi & Running Blind

Fiddler
Jul 2015 - Present
Appalachian Trail Bluegrass Band

Violin Instructor
Jul 2009 - Present
Self-Employed


Education

Business Administration
Aug 2012 - Dec 2017
East Tennessee State University
Business Administration
Aug 2006 - Jul 2008
Fayetteville Technical Community College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

International Bluegrass Music Association
Jan 2017

IBMA is the trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals, empowers the bluegrass community, and encourages worldwide appreciation of bluegrass music of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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Amanda Aug 4, 2019
Fiddle · In studio

I am so glad that I took lessons from Ashley! I had been playing for about a year and a half when I started my lessons in January of 2018. We had hour-long sessions once a week for about a year, but the time always felt too short! We usually learned about a song a week, sometimes more and sometimes less depending on how quickly I picked it up. Since I could already read sheet music, I mostly learned by ear, and Ashley did a wonderful job with slowing the songs down and helping me repeat them until I could play by memory. Now, I'm really glad I learned through ear training because it's an invaluable skill to have! I also really enjoyed playing harmony with her -- so cool. She always had songs hand-picked for me to learn, or, if there was a song that I really wanted to be able to play, she would help me with that one. Ashley is the best -- such a sweet, patient, and encouraging teacher! She even offered to have me play with her on stage! If you have the chance, take lessons from Ashley!!!

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