As a teacher, I aim to engage and inspire my students and treat them as confident and creative thinkers. Playing music is a joyful experience and I bring that passion to every interaction. In our lessons, students will be empowered to think outside the box, try new ways of playing, and develop their individual musical voice.

Flute lessons will focus on the building a strong foundation on the instrument including:
             developing a beautiful and generous tone
             supporting a smooth air stream
             executing clean technique and articulation
             mastering the concepts of phrasing and dynamic
             playing with a relaxed posture
             establishing natural breathing
             studying different practice strategies to be your own best teacher
             learning to listen and responding to what you hear 

Each student is treated as an individual and each lesson is tailored to their specific goals. I love exploring different ways to conceptualize the concepts each student is working on as I understand everyone is a unique learner. My job is to make sure that students develop the skills and tools they need to play music with joy. 

Over the years, my students have successfully earned spots in Massachusetts All-State and All-District Competitions, youth orchestras, and summer programs. In addition to teaching private lessons, I have conducted bands, led flute choirs, coached adult chamber music, and adjudicated competitions. 

Currently, Ashley is the Lecturer in Flute at the University of Massachusetts Boston and woodwind coach at Tufts University. She also teaches at Concord Academy and her home studio in Belmont.

If you are interested in lessons, please contact me.  I look forward to hearing from you!