Welcome our newest Voice Teacher, Ashley Black!!in Voice And Vocal Coach/ Teacher
Miss Black is a graduate of The University of Alabama at Birmingham. There, she studied music and music education with a concentration on vocal performance. She has been a music instructor since 2013 and continues to build her studio through video and one-on-one lessons. Ashley focuses primarily on vocal health, utilizing various techniques such as The Alexander Technique which is a whole-body approach to singing and other musical pursuits. She also teaches beginner through early intermediate guitar and piano. Her passion is to provide a solid foundation and the necessary tools for her students to achieve their musical potential not only in each lesson but also outside in the students own private rehearsals. Miss Black creates a fun and focused environment that is conducive to learning for all ages and musical levels.
Before moving to California, Ashley was a member of her university’s concert choir, chamber singers, and UAB Opera. She was invited to perform in the 2016 Birmingham Chinese New Year Gala and collaborated with the Birmingham Chinese Choir up until her relocation. In the Fall of 2016, Ashley performed as The Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. As a member of Opera Birmingham Chorus from 2017 to the present, she has performed in numerous operas including, Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, and Puccini’s Tosca. Ashley is a current member of Opera America and was the former President for the UAB Chapter of Students of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (SNATS). Miss Black has been commissioned and is currently working on recording a cycle of twelve songs by composer and arranger, Craig Brandwein.