Joshua Ashley
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Joshua Ashley

Joshua A.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My goal is to unlock your creativity! As an active musician, producer, and teacher, I love helping people learn to read, write, and play the music they love and envision. My teaching philosophy is that every aspect of music is connected and therefore to really get it, you have to learn it all! I take a wide ground up approach inching away at rhythm, melody, theory, technique, and feel altogether, advancing all musical skills equally over time.

About Joshua A.

I am a Nashville-based musician and record producer, originally from just north of Chicago in Gurnee, IL. I began my musical journey at the early age of three. My parents recount me banging on pots and pans before I could speak, so they placed me in piano lessons at three years old and drum lessons simultaneously at four.

Throughout High School, while remaining in classical piano lessons, I played percussion in the top Symphonic Band, piano and drum set in Jazz Ensemble, led my drum line as the center snare, and even helped start my school’s first ever indoor marching percussion program. At the age of 16, I also was introduced to music production software which solidified my love for the creative process of music. With my mixed musical upbringing, I developed an understanding and feel for almost any genre or style, and love to blend them all! This led me to Belmont University where I spent two years studying the music business, playing shows, creating music, and honing in on my skills.

In 2017, I dove into my production and teaching career. Through organic growth I accumulated a few in-home private lesson students, as well as a small client base for production work. I now function as a contract producer, and private lessons instructor. I have personal students and I also teach out of Nashville's excellent Roots Academy. I am also the Music Director at my church, The Chapel at Antioch. My greatest desire as a teacher is for students to develop a strong passion and joy for music as a launching pad for all of their musical endeavors.

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Kelli
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Josh is AMAZING! He’s helped my son learn to play the drums - he had never touched any music instrument before he started lessons. He’s also teaching him to read music which is important to me. Lastly, Josh really helped to boost his confidence - he was 5 months in and my shy kid signed up for a drum showcase and DID AMAZING!!! Josh is such an awesome young man, and a good role model for kids as well. He was doing in person lessons, but when Josh moved we switched to virtual because he’s so great! HIGHLY recommend working with Josh. He’s the best.

Posted Feb 4, 2021
Marilou
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Good program and Joshua is a very good listener! I recommend his piano class for every beginner.

Posted Feb 3, 2021
Dia B.
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Joshua has the gift of teaching. My son is not only enjoying his lessons, but he is excited to show me what he has learned and even practices every now and then without needing a reminder. I would highly recommend him. He relates well with his students and makes learning the piano fun.

Posted Jan 23, 2021
Mona
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Our son has been taking virtual piano lessons from Josh for about a year now. Josh is always encouraging, uplifting, and patient. He genuinely cares about teaching our son! It is a Blessing to have Josh as a music mentor and witness our son's piano skills improve by leaps and bounds! Most importantly, Josh makes it fun!

Posted Jan 20, 2021
Alexandra
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I first started taking lessons with Josh about two and a half years ago and I have truly valued all of the time we’ve spent together! He is such a supportive and fun instructor who focuses on teaching in an engaging and individualized way, which helps students to reach their personal goals and more! Josh constantly inspires me to view music from new perspectives, encourages me to explore outside of my comfort zone, and has ultimately helped me get closer to reaching my full potential!

Posted Jan 16, 2021
Zach
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Josh is a great teacher who is knowledgable and personable. He works to make content understandable and applicable to the student. I highly recommend taking lessons from Josh if you are looking to deepen your understanding of music production.

Posted Jan 14, 2021
Lindsey
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I struggled with piano for a while because it was pretty tedious at times and I would get a bit bored... but that never happened when working with Josh! I learned so much from him AND had the most fun while doing it. Now I’m so excited and inspired to play.

Posted Jan 7, 2021
Maria
Profile-location-online Online

I can’t say enough about Josh. My daughter has been taking lessons for a little over two years. She started in person and went virtual with covid. They have not skipped a beat. I have been so pleased with her progress. She thoroughly enjoys her lessons and looks forward to them. Josh is an incredible, trustworthy person. We now consider him and his wife family friends.

Posted Nov 23, 2020

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Experience

Music Mentor
Jan 2020 - Present

ROOTS Academy

I teach piano and drum lessons at ROOTS Academy in Franklin, TN.

Producer
Nov 2017 - Present

joshua music

I work as an independently contracted producer helping independent artists create the music they envision!

Music Director
Oct 2015 - Present

The Chapel Antioch

I oversee the music ministry at The Chapel Antioch, and lead the worship team on piano.

Piano/Drums Instructor
Dec 2019 - Sep 2020

Metro Music Makers

I worked with Metro Music Makers, a company specializing in in-home private lessons, as an instructor.

Education

Music Business (Production Emphasis)
Aug 2015 - May 2017

Belmont Univesity

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

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