As an avid performer and concert attendee, I personally know
the effect that music can have upon a mind, either young or old. A breathless
anticipation of hushed tones and excitement that boils over when the lights
brighten upon the stage to reveal a myriad of performers and a cacophony of
sounds upon the elevated stage. This excitement and fervor that invades the
quick and interactive mind is what drove me to music and its splendor.
The importance of creativity, involvement and commitment are
the cornerstones of my philosophy of Musical Education. As a young child, I was
quickly enamored with music and all it had to offer, not only as a safe space
to express my individuality and creativity but as a venue to make exciting new
friendships and to grow as a performer. And as I've grown older, I've
that what I originally valued music
for has developed into deeper and more effectual
life skills. The life lessons of working hard, staying on track, and being
consistent are all important to success in life and are all taught through the
experiences of working with music.
In order to excel at anything, there must be a level of commitment
to whatever the project is, and music gives an individual the opportunity to
achieve high-levels of commitment through learning notes, rehearsal, and
performing in front of peers. Throughout
all the aspects of music, whether working with a group of other musicians,
memorizing on your own, or developing a piece melodically, commitment is
necessary for excellence. My philosophy for Musical Education is to help build
and nurture excellence through all the lessons that music can provide such as
creativity, involvement and commitment.
Educating and encouraging minds to grow and to become excited
about the thrill that music provides is one of the many reasons I would like to
teach the amazing instrument like the harp. Through the creative processes and consistency
of playing an instrument, I want to help grow and educate my students about the
importance of music. Without music in our everyday lives, life would be dull
and dismal; however with the beauty of music in the fabric of our existence, life
is a vibrant and exciting adventure. This is what I want to impress upon my
students as a philosophy of life.
Lessons are available for half hour or hour long sessions. Please contact Ashley for more information and to join her studio!