Oh my goodness - there is so much to say about this woman. Its taken me so long to write this review because there's not just one thing I want to brag about when it comes to Ashley. She is motivating, knowledgeable, focused, and has an incredible ability to teach others how to craft and perfect their own voice. Its one thing when you're a great singer, but its another when you can teach others how to be the best version of what they want to become, and she does just that!
Before I met Ashley, I spent my time with two other vocal coaches. Each one taught me how to sing one specific genre of music, which soon became a problem as a continued to find my voice. Many times as a singer, you tend to evolve as you listen to different music in new seasons in your life. And if your teacher can't teach you as you continue grow, how can you craft 'your sound'? With Ashley's experience as a coach, and her broad taste in music, I have been able to sing not only Broadway, and jazz, but pop and rock as well. Most importantly, I've been able to sing with no strain to my voice. She has showed me how to apply the different techniques of singing to each genre of music and make it my own.
I've been on a vocal journey with Ashley for about sometime now and my voice has strengthened so much. I've always been a bit of a introvert with a strong desire to want to sing. I spent the first 2 years crafting my sound but most importantly trying to work up the courage to sing in front of people. My fear of singing in public was something that was so hard to overcome but she encouraged me in such a way that I finally gave myself permission.
One day, she told me about an open mic night the following week. I was petrified and told her I couldn't do it. She said that if I did this, she would agree to be my backup singer that night. That night turned out to be one of the best EVER!!
When I can, I go and do lessons in person but if I run out of time, Skype sessions are amazing!! I can also do a late lesson if it's via Ashley, which is so convenient!
Ashley also does emergency audition prep' which is awesome for last minute troubleshooting and really gives me the confidence to go for it!
I HIGHLY recommend Ashley as your final stop for a vocal coach. No matter what type of singer you are or how long you've been singing, she will help you become the singer YOU WANT TO BE. Many people can go their whole life and not find what makes them truly happy. I'm so grateful to have found mine, and to have the honor of working with someone who genuinely wants to see me thrive as an artist.
Not only is Ashley a great singer but she's an even more incredible person. She is definitely what I believe all vocal coaches should strive to become. THANK YOU ASHLEY. You have helped me find my voice and you have forever changed my life!!