Hi! My name is Ashley and I'm a 21 year old student at William Paterson University who is majoring in both music and English writing. If you'd like to try out a teacher who truly loves what they do, I may be right selection. My primary instrument is piano, though I play several others such as flute, clarinet, guitar and violin. I am most proficient on piano, flute and clarinet so I feel more comfortable teaching these instruments in order to give students the best possible musical foundation. Music has been in my life since I was a young child, as my grandfather who was proficient on both organ and clarinet, taught me how to read music and play keyboard. Music is something that can never escape my life! It is what I live and breath for. I practice my instruments on a daily basis and avidly compose my own music as well. My goal is to have a career in which I can instill within my students the same love, endearment and appreciation for music that has grown with me over the years.
I am someone who truly has a passionate love for music, as it is what my whole life is about and brings me immense happiness on a daily basis. I am not just a robotic teacher who is providing lessons as a financial opportunity, but someone who honestly cares about the growth of a student's musical ability and love for music itself. A huge part of music is not just learning how to play the notes correctly, but to come to understand the beauty and amazement that can be experienced from the act of playing an instrument. To be the most successful in any music related business, I feel that it is essential to LOVE what you do and to PRACTICE as much as you possibly can. Love and practice can take someone very far if they are truly dedicated to their art. Although of course I am interested in the financial gain of teaching music lessons, I feel it to be an extremely gratifying experience to be able to watch a student excel at their instrument because of my teachings. Witnessing a student enjoy what they're doing while improving their skills in the process is an amazing feeling for both student and teacher. I want to show people what it is I love about music so much, and hopefully instill within them the same love and passion. I would like future students to know that I am not like any other teacher, as generic as this may sound. I have a true, fervent passion for music which I yearn to share with others. Whether music is a way of life or just a hobby for someone, it can be something that sticks with them for the remainder of their lives and brings great happiness and enjoyment.