Ms. Ashley began studying viola in her hometown of Prairie Village, Kansas at the age of thirteen through the Shawnee Mission School District String Program. She went on to study at the Interlochen and Igyllwild Arts Academies and received Bachelors Degree in Music from the Royal Academy of Music in 2010. Post graduation, she founded a strings and piano academy in London for children and adults of all ages. Upon returning to United States, Ms. Ashley has also taught in local schools and at Drake University as a Professor of Viola. Currently. she is Principal Violist at the Kinnor Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ms. Ashley enjoys helping students improve and accomplish their goals - whether that be to play professionally or for their own enjoyment.