Ashley Shank Flute Studio Information
Flute Studio News!
I'm proud of all of my students and I love to recognize them when all of their hard work and dedication yields great opportunities! Below are announcements regarding recent accomplishments by studio members:
Congratulations to Alexandra and Hanako on their performances with the PMEA District 8 Band and earning positions in the PMEA Region IV band to be held in March.
Congratulations to Alexandra and Hanako on their performances at the Penn State Flute Day Young Artist Competition. They played beautifully and worked very hard in preparation. A special congratulations to Hanako on earning second place!
Congratulations to Hanako on earning first chair at PMEA District VIII orchestra and receiving the PMEA District VIII orchestra scholarship for students who plan to continue music studies (but not major in music education). She will advance to the central region orchestra in February.
Hanako has been selected as a finalist for the Bloomsburg University Young Classical Artists Competition and will perform Chaminade's Concertino in the live final round on February 2, 2019.
Congratulations to Hanako on being selected for the 2019 NAfME All-East Honor's Ensembles
Congratulations to Alex and Hanako on auditioning into PMEA District 8 band and Hanako for auditioning into District 8 orchestra. Awesome work ladies!
Congratulations to Alexandra (Alex) on being selected as the principal flute for the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra
Alex enjoyed an enriching week at the Mansfield University Flute Camp
Congratulations to Hanako for earning first chair in the PMEA All-State Wind Ensemble!!
Congratulations to Hanako for earning first chair at region band and advancing to all-state wind ensemble
Congratulations to Hanako for participating in region orchestra
Congratulations to Alexandra and Hanako on their participation in the PMEA District VIII Band and an extra special congratulations to Hanako for earning first chair and advancing to Region Band
Congratulations to Hanako for advancing to Region Orchestra
Congratulations to studio members Alexandra (Alex) from Montoursville HS on earning a spot in District VIII Band as a freshman! and to junior Hanako from Berwick HS who earned spots in both District VIII Band and Orchestra! Both worked very hard and achieved their goals!
Anyone who desires to learn about the flute and improve is welcome in my studio. Students may enroll in 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons based on their age and goals. I am always interested in meeting enthusiastic, hardworking students!
I am accepting students in my home studio in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on the Lycoming College campus, the Susquehanna University campus, and via Skype.
I have almost twenty years experience in flute instruction. My students have shown consistent improvement, won auditions for district, regional, all-state, and all-east festivals, and earned superior rankings at OMEA and ILMEA solo and ensemble adjudications and continued the study of music in college.
Please contact me for more information, lesson pricing, and studio policies.
Statements from Students and Parents:
"My daughter loves her lessons with Ashley. Her flute playing skills are improving immensely since she started taking lessons with her! Ashley makes flute lessons fun for her students encouraging them to challenge themselves!"
Becky, parent of Anna, grade 7
"Ashley the flute teacher for my daughter Becca for 2 years and helped Becca grow as a flautist during that time. Ashley was a wonderful asset to my daughter’s learning needs and one of the most impressive educators I have met in my teaching career. Ashley is not only intelligent and hard-working, but creative, easy-going, and truly responsive and compassionate with her students.
Ashley’s teaching style reflects inspiration for her students as she challenged my daughter to do more than play a musical instrument. Becca developed a love for music and a true desire to excel in her musical ability while under the influence of Ashley’s exceptional teaching style. Ashley consistently adapted to the learning needs of Becca and demonstrated exceptional critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills her instruction of my child."
Amanda, parent of Becca
"My daughter has only had three lessons with Ashley, and already she is so excited about the progress she is making. She is learning better posture, breathing, and she loves the literature. I am excited to see where she will be able to go with this training."
Cara, parent of Elin, grade 8
"As an older adult (retiree), I thoroughly enjoyed Ashley Shank's flute instruction as I endeavored to learn a new instrument. Her professional skills at assisting me with proper hand position, balance, keying, and embochure kept me well-motivated to keep proceeding towards the eventual long-term goal of playing this beautiful instrument for my own enjoyment."
Mark, student, age 65
"You were a great teacher and I learned so much from you!"
Madeleine, high school student