Ashleigh started violin lessons at the age of ten under Esperance de Beer and later at the age of 14 began viola and violin lessons with Violeta Miljkovic. She has completed her Trinity grade eight with distinction and is a member of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra, and the University of Pretoria of Symphony Orchestra, as well as a member of the National Youth Orchestra from 2017-2018.
Currently, Ashleigh is studying both viola and violin at the University of Pretoria under violist Jean-Lousie Moolman and violinist Anè van Staden. In her spare time, Ashleigh loves creating art, baking and running her coffee blog, The Cool Bean.
Check it out here: https://thecoolbean.co.za
“I believe that music has the ability to become a means of powerful expression for anyone who accepts the challenge. I strive to develop a long lasting love and appreciation for music in all my pupils. I prioritize enjoyment and progress over perfection and I believe in adjusting the learning experience to fit each student in order to help them reach their maximum potential and meet their specific goals.“