Ashley Driscoll

Cello, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher

Ashley Driscoll

SAA Member

Ashley Driscoll is a cello teacher and school orchestra director in Ashburn, Virginia, where she teaches grades 8-12. Her students have been accepted into Junior and Senior Regional Orchestras, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO), The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras (TCSYO), and Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestras.

Ashley earned Bachelor of Music degrees in Cello Performance and Music Education, and Master of Music degrees in Cello Performance and Orchestral Conducting from West Virginia University (WVU). Her principal teachers included Erin Ellis (cello) and Mitchell Arnold (conducting). Ashley was the assistant principal cellist and graduate assistant conductor of the WVU Symphony Orchestra. She also received recognition as the university’s School of Music Outstanding Graduate.

Having completed ten levels of Suzuki cello book training, Ashley studied under Tanya Carey, Avi Friedlander, Andrea Yun, Shu-Yi Scott, Pamela Devenport, Beth Goldstein-McKee, and Beth Cantrell. She completed both levels of Suzuki in the Schools training with Laurie Scott and Winifred Crock, and books 1-2 violin training under Margot Jewell and Tracy Helming Wiggin.

Ashley held a teaching assistantship at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan before relocating to Northern Virginia. She has held positions as a middle and high school orchestra director in Loudoun County Public Schools, and formerly served as the conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra under the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestras. Ashley is active as a performer and sectional coach for schools and youth orchestra programs.