With a Master's & Bachelor's Degree in Music from UTA, Ashleigh has 20+ years of experience teaching and tutoring, working with all ages in piano and general music instruction. She enjoys being building rapport and achieve exceptional results using positive encouragement and high standards for her students. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in building confidence, self-expression, good social skills – and having fun! She teaches (piano, music initiation, language, guitar/voice) with engaging, age-appropriate lesson plans andmaterials & encourages her students to excel through Music performance as well. She speaks Spanish and taught as a Spanish Language and Music Teacher for Lango Foreign Languages for Kids, in New York, NY. As a Music and English Foreign Language (EFL) InstructorTalent Education Music Academy (TEDMA) and Universidad Técnica de Ambato (UTA), in Ambato, Ecuador, she taught piano lessons to children and adults (mostly in Spanish), including group lessons for kids with engaginggames and activities encouraging collaboration, listening skills and empathy towards others. As a Choir Director, Pianist and OrganistFirst Christian Church, Grand Prairie, TX, she trained, led and accompanied adult choir during all rehearsals and performances, employing a diverse repertoire. We are excited to have Ashleigh on our amazing Creative Soul Faculty!