- String Methods
Ashley Clark is an active music educator and strings advocate in the Mid-Ohio Valley. A native of Rochester, New York, she studied violin from the age of 5 with Virginia Wensel. She earned a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Ohio University while studying under Marjorie Bagley. Upon moving to the Mid-Ohio Valley, Ashley became passionate about expanding the opportunities for local youth to become involved in strings. She currently teaches strings and choir in three Wood County Schools, where she aided in the reintroduction of the string program to the curriculum. Along with teaching in the schools, Ashley has maintained a private Suzuki violin studio, has been the adjunct violin instructor at Washington State Community College and West Virginia University Parkersburg, and co-founded and conducted the Evergreen Youth Strings. Ashley plays with the River Cities Symphony, and fiddles with her bluegrass band, Laurel Creek.
A string pedagogy enthusiast, Ashley is an active member of the American String Teachers Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She regularly attends ASTA conferences and has taken SAA Teacher Training Courses for Suzuki Books 1-6 with notable instructors Teri Einfeldt, Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Pat D’Ercole and Edward Kreitman. Ashley currently lives in Williamstown, WV with her husband, Courtney, and two daughters, Lucie and Emily.