Ashley Sullivan Horn

Violin, Viola Teacher

Ashley Sullivan Horn

SAA Member

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Ashley Sullivan Horn began studying Suzuki violin at the age of 2 in Kingsport, Tennessee under the instruction of Jane MacMorran of the Kingsport Suzuki Association.  As a child, Ashley attended the Mid Southeast Suzuki Institute for over ten years and studied privately each year under the instruction of William (Bill) Starr, one of the highest acclaimed Suzuki teachers in the United States. At the age of 16, Ashley began performing as a first violinist with the all-professional Johnson City Symphony.   As a young adult, Ashley studied with Martha Kaufman of the Washington D.C. National Ballet and Peter deVries, former associate concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony and concertmaster of the Portuguese National Symphony.   She also founded the Encore Four String Quartet which was invited to perform for both the Governor of Tennessee and the Governor of North Carolina.  Ashley won the Knoxville Youth Symphony concerto competition in 1995 and the Dobyns-Bennett concerto competition in 1995.  Ashley attended the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in 1995 and placed in the first violin section of the top orchestra, the Indiana University String Academy in 1996 where she was fortunate enough to have master classes taught by Joshua Bell, and was Concertmaster of the World Scholar-Athlete Games orchestra at the University of Rhode Island in 1997, an elite group with participants from over 200 countries.  Ashley was a junior Scottish fiddling champion, winning several gold and silver medals at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and U.S. National Highland Games.  She was also a soloist at Walt Disney World in Orlando in 1996 for her skills on bluegrass fiddle.

Ashley received a B.A. from the University of Washington where she studied with Kyung Sun Chee and was a first violinist in the UW Symphony Orchestra.  Ashley has performed with various symphonies throughout Western Washington, including the Bellevue Philharmonic, the Northwest Symphony, and the Puget Sound Symphony.  Ashley is the former orchestra director for the Riverview School District, teaching orchestra to students at Carnation Elemenary and Tolt Middle School from 2006 through 2009.  Ashley completed her first Suzuki teacher training with William Starr in Virginia before moving to the Pacific Northwest.  She has since taken Suzuki teacher training under Alan Lieb at the Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute in Seattle.  In 2013 she was invited to teach Suzuki students from all over the state of Washington at the Suzuki Association of Washington State Fall Festival in Ellensburg (SuzukiWashington.org).

Ashley currently is the lead string coach for Bellevue Youth Orchestra’s Premiere Orchestra (BYSO.org) and performs classically with the Encore Four (www.EncoreFour.com), and The Fire Inside, a local and highly acclaimed Celtic band (www.thefireinsideceltic.com).  She also performs as a freelance musician on both violin and viola.  She also works as a string coach with the Bellevue School District.  In 2016, she will chair the statewide graduation program held in Ellensburg each year through the Suzuki Association of Washington State, of which she is a member (SuzukiWashington.org).

Ashley has taught violin and viola lessons to students of all ages and abilities in western Washington since 2005.   Ashley incorporates the Suzuki philosophy in all her lessons, but in addition to classical repertoire, Ashley teaches fiddle and other styles of music.  Her students have placed in the top orchestras of Bellevue Youth Orchestra and Cascade Youth Orchestra, as well as held leadership positions in their school orchestras and performed with ensembles, both paid and unpaid.  Ashley loves discovering what draws each individual student to music and what motivates each student to continue progressing in a positive, nurturing environment.

Ashley teachers from her home studio in Redmond and teaches the Book 2 level group class at the Foothills Suzuki Institute.www.MarymoorSuzuki.com

Ashley Sullivan Horn began studying Suzuki violin at the age of 2 in Kingsport, Tennessee under the instruction of Jane MacMorran of the Kingsport Suzuki Association.  As a child, Ashley attended the Mid Southeast Suzuki Institute for over ten years and studied privately each year under the instruction of William (Bill) Starr, one of the highest acclaimed Suzuki teachers in the United States. At the age of 16, Ashley began performing as a first violinist with the all-professional Johnson City Symphony.   As a young adult, Ashley studied with Martha Kaufman of the Washington D.C. National Ballet and Peter deVries, former associate concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony and concertmaster of the Portuguese National Symphony.   She also founded the Encore Four String Quartet which was invited to perform for both the Governor of Tennessee and the Governor of North Carolina.  Ashley won the Knoxville Youth Symphony concerto competition in 1995 and the Dobyns-Bennett concerto competition in 1995.  Ashley attended the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in 1995 and placed in the first violin section of the top orchestra, the Indiana University String Academy in 1996 where she was fortunate enough to have master classes taught by Joshua Bell, and was Concertmaster of the World Scholar-Athlete Games orchestra at the University of Rhode Island in 1997, an elite group with participants from over 200 countries.  Ashley was a junior Scottish fiddling champion, winning several gold and silver medals at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and U.S. National Highland Games.  She was also a soloist at Walt Disney World in Orlando in 1996 for her skills on bluegrass fiddle.

Ashley received a B.A. from the University of Washington where she studied with Kyung Sun Chee and was a first violinist in the UW Symphony Orchestra.  Ashley has performed with various symphonies throughout Western Washington, including the Bellevue Philharmonic, the Northwest Symphony, and the Puget Sound Symphony.  Ashley is the former orchestra director for the Riverview School District, teaching orchestra to students at Carnation Elemenary and Tolt Middle School from 2006 through 2009.  Ashley completed her first Suzuki teacher training with William Starr in Virginia before moving to the Pacific Northwest.  She has since taken Suzuki teacher training under Alan Lieb at the Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute in Seattle.  In 2013 she was invited to teach Suzuki students from all over the state of Washington at the Suzuki Association of Washington State Fall Festival in Ellensburg (SuzukiWashington.org).

Ashley currently is the lead string coach for Bellevue Youth Orchestra’s Premiere Orchestra (BYSO.org) and performs classically with the Encore Four (encorefour.com) and The Fire Inside, a local and highly acclaimed Celtic band (www.thefireinsideceltic.com).  She also performs as a freelance musician on both violin and viola.  She also works as a string coach with the Bellevue School District.  In 2016, she will chair the statewide graduation program held in Ellensburg each year through the Suzuki Association of Washington State, of which she is a member (http://suzukiwashington.org/]SuzukiWashington.org).

Ashley has taught violin and viola lessons to students of all ages and abilities in western Washington since 2005.   Ashley incorporates the Suzuki philosophy in all her lessons, but in addition to classical repertoire, Ashley teaches fiddle and other styles of music.  Her students have placed in the top orchestras of Bellevue Youth Orchestra and Cascade Youth Orchestra, as well as held leadership positions in their school orchestras and performed with ensembles, both paid and unpaid.  Ashley loves discovering what draws each individual student to music and what motivates each student to continue progressing in a positive, nurturing environment.

Ashley teachers from her home studio in Redmond and teaches the Book 2 level group class at the Foothills Suzuki Institute.