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About Ashley

Overview/Formal Education

Ashley Green is a freelance performer and dedicated teacher of the clarinet, as well as a lifelong student of various interests including piano, ethnomusicology, gender studies, dancing, Serbo-Croatian, composition, performance and education psychology, and much more. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Clarinet Performance at Central Michigan University in 2016, then pursued a Master's in Clarinet Performance at the University of Oklahoma (expected Dec. 2020). Her primary clarinet teachers include Dr. Kennen White and Dr. Suzanne Tirk. 

Active/Recent Musical Engagements

Ashley is currently an active dance musician for the Scissortail Traditional Dance Society. She is a clarinetist in Panda Stomp, a contra dance band that frequently performs in the OKC/Norman area and often performs for English Country dances with the Merry Sisters of Mayhem and fellow Panda, Jacob Chen.

 

She was formally the bass clarinetist for Kavazabava, a gypsy-klezmer party band based in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and a clarinetist in the Saginaw Eddy Band in Saginaw, MI.

Musical Interests

Klezmer

Turkish Classical and Folk Music

Bulgarian Wedding Music

Balkan Folk Music

Americana

Contra dance music

Quebecois folk music

Western Classical

Major Pedagogical Influences

1. Carol S. Dweck - the growth mindset

2. bell hooks - the Engaged Pedagogy method

3. Suzanne Tirk​ - clarinet pedagogy fundamentals

My teaching method centers around cultivating student curiosity, creativity, positive self-esteem, critical thinking, and overall health/well-being. 

And these are her two adorable cats, Nala and Oliver! 

Check out my blog where I discuss many topics related to clarinet, performance psychology, pedagogy, and more!

Ashley with Panda Stomp

Rehearsing with electronics

Having some fun :D

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