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Ashley Bradford, M.Mus.

Mesa, AZ 85207 (map)


Lessons Offered

Composition, Music Theory, Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Online via Webcam


About Me

Ashley Bradford, M.Mus.

Hi Adult Learners,

For adults who want the most for their time & money, I provide a wildly successful adult learning model & program that is fun, challenging, & tailored to you individually.

I have been a successful piano teacher in Arizona for almost 25 years and am former president of the Arizona Music Teachers Association. I specialize in teaching piano to adults.

We can do anything from pop, jazz, church music, rock, and classical styles to theory, analysis, improvisation, composition, and sight reading. Whatever your personal goal, we can realize it together.

Follow your musical dreams. Create happiness.

I look forward to collaborating with you.

Sincerely,

Ashley

Ashley Bradford, M.Mus.
Master's Music Academy
Piano Lessons for Adults
Create Happiness!

My Musical Education Background

Ashley Bradford: Piano Teacher for Adults – Create Happiness!

Executive Summary

Ashley Bradford considers it an immense privilege to be invited into your life. She is upbeat and encouraging and wants to see you reach your ultimate musical happiness! Moreover, she possesses the intuition and insight to help you take your piano skill to a level you never thought possible. You will receive piano instruction that is fun, motivating, challenging, and tailored to you individually. Your education will include the twenty essential areas of musical knowledge. You will focus on the music that makes you happiest and have an opportunity to expand your musical world as well. You will become a well-rounded musician who, through your musical exploits, will deepen and widen your world and your happiness.

Education

Master of Business Administration 2013
University of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
Master of Music, Music Education 2008
Boston University Boston, MA
Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance 2000
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ

Study

• Piano early years: Angie Palmer, child piano prodigy trained from
five years of age at the University of Illinois
• Piano pre-college: Lawrence Clapp, honors graduate from the
Julliard School of Music
• Piano collegiate: Dr. Judy Lively, Professor Grand Canyon
University - named in the list of America’s most prestigious piano
teachers and protégé of the legendary pianist and pedagogue Josef
Banowetz
• Piano Pedagogy: Professor Christy Gutshall, direct student of the
mother of modern piano pedagogue, Francis Clark
• Voice: Dr. Sheila Corley, Dean of Grand Canyon University's School
of Music

Professional Memberships and Leadership

• Founding President of Grand Canyon University’s chapter of the
Music Teachers National Association
• Member Music Teachers National Association
• Member & Past President Arizona State Music Teachers National
Association
• Member & Past President East Valley Music Teachers National
Association
• Nationally Certified Teacher of Music

Recognition

• Induction into the Alpha Chi College Honor Society
• Induction into the Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor
Society
• Arizona State Music Teachers Past President
• Top Talent Award three consecutive years in the National Piano
Guild competitions
• Many award winning students winning top prizes in various
competitions

Teaching and Judging Experience

• Taught piano privately for over twenty years
• Taught hundreds of award winning students of all levels and ages
• Trained dozens of successful, career piano teachers
• Judge state, local, and national piano competitions
• Executive Director Master's Music Academy
• Developed the WholeMusic™ method
• Founder of Master’s Pedagogical Institute

Performing and Recording Experience

• Performed professionally in various venues around the world
including: guest performing artist at conferences, performed in a
recording project with Glenn Campbell, performed music for a BBC
television documentary, concert tours in Asia and the Asian Pacific
Islands.

• Solo concerts and appearances around the world with
organizations such as Wycliffe, New Tribes, and Focus on the
Family, and as an American cultural ambassador through the Sister
Cities organization.

• Professional accompanist for instrumentalist, vocalists, and
churches.

• Years spent perform weekly as singer and pianist for church
worship teams.

• Backup and lead artist on various recording projects.

• Toured nationally and internationally as singer, pianist, and
songwriter for professional performing group.

Genres and Subjects Taught

Adult Curriculum. Create Happiness!

Sound theory of piano pedagogy and music education is the foundation of all instruction. Adults set their own goals in piano and learn how to accomplish the steps that lead to meeting those goals. Learners are taught essential skills in 20 different musical areas which transfer to every musical goal.

The adult curriculum is designed for learners in the adult years. The WholeMusic™ curriculum a 17 level, systematic, fun program that teaches 20 musical areas including: technique, theory, composition, improvisation, artistry, analysis, sight reading, and performance. Learners have the option to grow their skills by playing their favorite songs as well as learning the works of well-known masters.

Adult learners become well-rounded musicians who, through their musical studies can accomplish their musical dreams.

Adults have the opportunity to apply these skills to their musical goals in any area including:

Pop music
Church music
Jazz music
Country music
Classical music
Song writing
Recording
Recreational playing

The Master’s WholeMusic™ curriculum builds the skills needed to fulfill any musical dream an adult is seeking.


The WholeMusic™ Experience

WholeMusic™ is a paradigm shift in the future of music education.

The first reason that this concept is a paradigm shift is the fact that the WholeMusic™ program is indeed a whole music education. It is not just a piano lesson. It is a WholeMusic™ education. Each adult learner is given to opportunity to learn the 20 essential areas of musical knowledge:

First and foremost - the love and appreciation
Elements of music
Music Theory
Analysis
Piano technique
Music history
Artistry
Improvisation
Arranging
Composition
Transposition
Aural perception
Sight reading
Pop music
Classical music
Church music
Ensemble
Accompaniment
Interpretation
Performance
Presentation

The WholeMusic™ paradigm holds that each adult learner deserves the opportunity to training in each of these areas. The extent of training in each area depends on the adult's own interests and how long he or she is in the WholeMusic™ program.

The second reason why it is believed that the WholeMusic™ program is a paradigm shift in the future of music education is because of the focus on mastering success by developing elevated life skills. WholeMusic™learners become well-rounded musicians who, through their musical achievements, also master elevated life skills. Adult learners praise the program’s approaches to developing their:

Happiness
Fulfillment
Self-confidence
Expressiveness
Self Awareness
Ability to learn new skills
Creativity
Critical and creative thinking
Interpersonal Communication

The Master’s WholeMusic™ program trains accomplished musicians who posses the foundational skills needed to reach their highest life happiness.


Ashley Bradford, M.Mus.
Create Happiness!

Lesson Rates

$250 per month

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Adult Curriculum. Create Happiness!

Sound theory of piano pedagogy and music education is the foundation of all instruction. Adults set their own goals in piano and learn how to accomplish the steps that lead to meeting those goals. Learners are taught essential skills in 20 different musical areas which transfer to every musical goal.

The adult curriculum is designed for learners in the adult years. The WholeMusic™ curriculum a 17 level, systematic, fun program that teaches 20 musical areas including: technique, theory, composition, improvisation, artistry, analysis, sight reading, and performance. Learners have the option to grow their skills by playing their favorite songs as well as learning the works of well-known masters.

Adult learners become well-rounded musicians who, through their musical studies can accomplish their musical dreams.

Adults have the opportunity to apply these skills to their musical goals in any area including:

Pop music
Church music
Jazz music
Country music
Classical music
Song writing
Recording
Recreational playing

The Master’s WholeMusic™ curriculum builds the skills needed to fulfill any musical dream an adult is seeking.

My Certifications and Awards

Professional Memberships and Leadership

• Founding President of Grand Canyon University’s chapter of the
Music Teachers National Association
• Member Music Teachers National Association
• Member & Past President Arizona State Music Teachers National
Association
• Member & Past President East Valley Music Teachers National
Association
• Nationally Certified Teacher of Music

Recognition

• Induction into the Alpha Chi College Honor Society
• Induction into the Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor
Society
• Arizona State Music Teachers Past President
• Top Talent Award three consecutive years in the National Piano
Guild competitions
• Many award winning students winning top prizes in various
competitions

My Musical Influences

Performing and Recording Experience

• Performed professionally in various venues around the world
including: guest performing artist at conferences, performed in a
recording project with Glenn Campbell, performed music for a BBC
television documentary, concert tours in Asia and the Asian Pacific
Islands.

• Solo concerts and appearances around the world with
organizations such as Wycliffe, New Tribes, and Focus on the
Family, and as an American cultural ambassador through the Sister
Cities organization.

• Professional accompanist for instrumentalist, vocalists, and
churches.

• Years spent perform weekly as singer and pianist for church
worship teams.

• Backup and lead artist on various recording projects.

• Toured nationally and internationally as singer, pianist, and
songwriter for professional performing group.

Adult learners have the opportunity to pursue their musical goals in any area including:

Pop music
Broadway music
Standards
Church music
Jazz music
Country music
Classical music
Song writing
Composition
Improvisation
Recording
Recreational playing


Service Area


Student Reviews




Mesa, AZ

Ashley is a master at coaching the process of learning and playing the piano. She has helped this student grasp that impeccable performance with the keyboard requires integration of inner and outer innate talents and learned skills.




Scottsdale, AZ

I wanted to play piano for all of my adult life. I took lessons for about 2 years when I was 10, but gave it up. Then about 4 years ago my friend Mike encouraged me to take lessons from Ashley. I kept putting off calling her, finding excuses that were disguised as reasons. The usual excuses, I didn't have time, I was too old to learn, I didn't "like" the piano that I bought with the intention of learning piano again. I took lessons off and on with 4 different instructors over the past 15 years, but never stuck with it for more than a month or so. Then Mike decided it was time to buy himself a new piano and needed a home for his old one, a delightful baby grand. Voila! No more excuses! When you have a piece of furniture that big, you better use it. I called Ashley, and we started lessons. My first lesson was at 8:00 in the evening. I had not felt well that day, had a long day at work, and could feel another reason (excuse) not to do this. It would be so much easier to just call it a day. I came home, considered canceling my first lesson, but was too proud to cancel. During that first lesson, Ashley and I talked and talked (makes me smile to think about it), and set up some goals. About halfway through, I realized how fantastic I felt. I was't as tired as before my lesson, and I was actually energized, I felt great and couldn't wait to get this going. I think that the music and the inspiration I felt that night really lifted my spirits and helped me feel better. In hindsight, and since I met Ashley, I think I realize that the reason I never stuck with it is perhaps because of the way I was being taught. It was always lesson after lesson of memorization, with no logic being pointed out to make what I was memorizing stick. Ashley makes things make sense. She teaches the whys of music, and when you know the whys of music, you learn the ways of music, and everything starts to makes sense and sticks. She makes each lesson different from the last, and I end lessons amazed at what I have learned. Ashley is able to point out things you didn't realize she taught you. She is an awesome instructor and I am extremely happy that I (with the help of Mike) have found her.




Mesa, AZ

My musical journey with Ashley Bradford has been nothing short of amazing. It has given me confidence I didn't realize I had as well as helping me develop the ability to better focus on other areas in my life. If someone had of told me a few years ago that I would be excited about performing in front of people I would have laughed and said, yeah right. There's nothing like broadening your horizons through music. It's never to late. The best words to sum up my experience are tranquil, motivating, and rewarding.


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