Ashley is a vocal coach and singer/keyboardist in Los Angeles. She started coaching in Dallas over 15 years ago before moving to L.A. in 2008. Her client list includes: Selena Gomez, Bella Thorne, Debby Ryan, Tia Mowry, and more. She served on staff at Septien Entertainment Group and Coast Music Conservatory and now teaches privately in Los Angeles and on location.
As a performer, Ashley has played a range of local and international venues; from the L.A. gig scene (House of Blues, the Mint, Saint Rocke), to Bonnaroo Music Festival, Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Texas Stadium, Drury Theatre in London's West End, the Moscow Kremlin, and many more. She was music director and singer/keyboardist for Corey's Angels in 2015 and went on tour in 2017-2018 as a keyboardist/singer for Engelbert Humperdinck. Ashley has written and recorded 2 solo albums. She released Red in 2011, produced by the Wizardz of Oz (Jason Mraz, Haim), and her second album, currently in production, was recorded with producer/drummer and Grammy winner McKenzie Smith (St. Vincent, Midlake). Ashley's song "Love" was featured in the independent short film Stigma.
Before studying music and business (Baylor University, University of Texas Dallas) and earning a degree in Art and Performance, Ashley trained extensively in dance. She was accepted and studied at Pacific Northwest Ballet, received scholarships from Tremaine and Dupree in Los Angeles, and won top solo honors for her choreography and dance at various conventions. Ashley is able to incorporate her dance knowledge when coaching performers in coordinating their movement, breath, and pitch control for live shows. She trains with a heavy focus on vocal health and endurance, especially in regards to physical demands and vulnerabilities for touring artists.
Ashley became a voting member of the Recording Academy in 2013.