Ashley Wang

Cello, Piano Teacher

Ashley Wang

SAA Member


Houston, TX
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Ashley Wang is a native Texan and an active teacher, cellist, and performer. She strongly believes in encouraging her students to become the best they can be in a healthy and productive learning environment. Ashley has had 8 years of experience teaching different ages ranging as young as 3 years old to adults. Her lessons cover injury prevention and guiding students towards the best posture and technique catered for each student. In addition to cello, she has been studying piano since she was four and a half years old from Dr. Sarah Kemmerling.

Ashley is one of the few teachers in Houston that is fully qualified to teach Suzuki Cello books 1-5 after completing Suzuki Teacher training with Dr. Alice Ann O’Neill, Dr. Andrea Yun, Dr. Shu-Yi Scott, and Abbey Hansen. She is also a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas since 2018.

In terms of her educational background, Ashley earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin studying with Grammy-winner Professor Bion Tsang. During her time at UT, Ashley was on faculty for three years teaching private and group classes in the pre-college music program, UT String Project. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree in Cello Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Houston, and she is the Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Houston for the studio of Dr. Eunghee Cho.

As a performer, Ashley has played in Moores School Symphony Orchestra (MSSO), Moores School Opera Orchestra (MSCO), Moores Cello Ensemble, UT Lab Orchestra, UT University Orchestra, and UT Symphony Orchestra. She currently is principal cello of MSSO, MSCO, and the Moores Cello Ensemble. Ashley loves chamber music and during her time at UT, she founded the first freshmen-only piano trio of 3 years. She has played in masterclasses with Madeleine Kabat, Kenneth Freudigman, and Mark Kosower, and received coachings and masterclasses from the Harrington String Quartet, Miró Quartet, and Formosa Quartet. In May 2016, she toured with the WTAMU Symphony Orchestra in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest as associate principal cellist.

Ashley is equally passionate about both teaching and performing music. In addition to her love of cello, Ashley loves to craft, experiment with new recipes, eat good Asian food, and learn about different cultures through traveling.