Ashley Driscoll

Cello, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher

Ashley Driscoll

SAA Member

Ashley Driscoll is an energetic cellist, music educator, and conductor in Northern Virginia. Her cello students have performed in Junior and Senior Regional Orchestras, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO), The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras (TCSYO), and Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestras.

A string pedagogy enthusiast, Ashley has completed ten levels of Suzuki cello book training. Her cello trainers included Tanya Carey, Avi Friedlander, Andrea Yun, Shu-Yi Scott, Pamela Devenport, Beth Goldstein-McKee, and Beth Cantrell. She also completed Suzuki in the Schools training with Laurie Scott and Winifred Crock, and two levels of Suzuki violin under Margot Jewell and Tracy Helming Wiggin.

Ashley adjudicates events throughout the region, including VBODA District Orchestra Assessments and Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association recitals. She is also a cello clinician for Loudoun County Public Schools.

A vibrant conductor, Ashley has been on the artistic staff for the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestras as the conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra, a foundational full orchestra ensemble for late elementary through junior high musicians. She has also served as a cello sectional coach and substitute conductor for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras’ (AYPO) junior and intermediate orchestras in McLean, Virginia.

Ashley holds Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Cello Performance, and Master of Music degrees in Orchestral Conducting and Cello Performance from West Virginia University. Ashley was recognized as a university Outstanding Senior, and received the School of Music Outstanding Graduate award.

Ashley is an active performer and teaching artist throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.