Sing, Sing, Sing! Meet Ashley, Our Voice Coach
Ashley is an exceptional voice coach. As a pro session singer, featured on “The Voice,” she is super-versatile, able to seamlessly move from pop/r&b to country without skipping a beat, and sounding as if she specializes in each genre along the way! Ashley loves giving piano and voice lessons to students of all ages. Please enjoy our interview and give us a ring to get started with lessons!
When did you start singing? I’ve been singing ever since I can remember! I grew up in a very music friendly household, so there was always some kind of music happening around the house!
Instruments and styles you teach? I teach voice primarily, all levels, but also, beginning piano! I specialize in all styles really! Everything from classical to jazz to R&B to pop to country!
What was music like for you as a kid? All my siblings and I were involved in performing. We took dance classes, participated in choirs, violin ensembles, piano lessons etc.
What is your educational background? I attended a fine arts middle and high school, then studied Jazz Vocal Performance at The University of Miami.
Who are some of your favorite musicians? Ooo! I love Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Indina Menzel, Ben Platt, Pink, Bruno Mars, and SO many more!
What advice would you give a beginner? Even if starting out seems tough.. you will start to progress more quickly than you think! Stick with it! I promise it’s worth it!
What are some of your favorite instructional books or materials? Hanon for piano! All classical repertoire for building strong vocal technique.
What are the essential things for a beginner to have? Keyboard and a good work ethic!
What is your teaching approach/philosophy? I focus heavily on setting a solid foundation, based around reading music. Whether for piano or voice, reading music is the NUMBER ONE most important skill you can have as a musician.
What are some of your favorite things about teaching? When a student is proud of learning something new!
Do you offer in-home lessons? Online lessons? Studio lessons? I offer in-home and online lessons.
Memorable gig story? One time, I was singing at an event, and Lionel Richie came up to sing a few songs! Amazing!!!
Favorite instrument or piece of gear? Forever the piano! It’s so beautiful and versatile.
Favorite thing about living in Los Angeles? All of the amazingly talented people living here for the industry!
What do you enjoy doing, when not teaching? Writing songs, singing at my own gigs, and dancing/exercising!