“I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good.I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose.Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing because you’re too old or too young or too fat or too slim or too ugly or too this or too that.”
Folks songs were my first taste of singing and Woodie Guthrie, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone were some of the first artists that made me stop in my tracks and listen.
Boston Association of Cabaret Artists
Master Class-“Cabaret Performance–Taking Stage,” at the First Parish of Watertown
Here is what they had to say about it: Student Reviews
“Ashley helped us all to take risks that really paid off for me. I would strongly recommend taking her class and hope that she does more of these.” — Ted Davis
“It was a very supportive and inspiring class.” — Elizabeth Young
“What an exciting day. I really appreciate Ashley’s advice and comments–and the talent of everyone” —Barbra Dale (Solomon)
“Ashley is a gifted and caring teacher. Her students adore her and she gives them invaluable acting techniques they can use in their careers. Her warmth,compassion, caring and talent make her one of the best teachers I know.” –Jeannie Lindheim, founder of Center for Creativity in Boston; Hearts & Noses Hospital Clown Troupe.
” I would be remiss not to say that today’s lesson was truly remarkable.”
–Sara Curry, Vocalist
“You helped me crack a plateau, reach a goal & make a dream a reality. Thank you beyond the words.” –Sara Brodsky, Vocalist
“Ashley is an amazing resource. Because of her I was able to organize myself for my college entrance acting auditions. She helped me find great material and make a powerful statement with it. NYU Tisch was my reach school and I got in.”
-Thank you Ashley! Emily Lazarre, Acting Student
“Ashley is a wonderful teacher. I love her. My voice has gotten much stronger from the exercises she gives me and I can sing higher than ever. I am excited that I can sing songs now that were way too hard last year.”
-Kathy Munroe, High school student