Check out Ashley's latest album, Quite Frankly, on Bandcamp and Boomplay!
Traditional, Pop, Performance and Song-Writing
Ashley VanArsdel has been playing piano since the age of seven. She began with a classical training and has gained practical playing experience for 30 years. Music has always been a part of her family: both of her grandparents are organists and pianists, and now her eight year old daughter is learning too.
She has been a gigging musician and piano teacher in the DFW area since 2004, with playing experience including traditional hymn accompaniment for church and live performance as soloist and band collaboration in various venues. Ashley is the current piano player for the Smokin' Jake Ferris Band since 2019, and plays live as a solo act. In 2020, she released a self-titled 4 song EP.
In her spare time, she hangs out with her daughter and her significant other, Frank, plays Scrabble, moderates an online piano discussion group and takes excellent care of her blue Betta fish. Ashley holds an Associate of Arts degree and is currently pursuing the rigorous National Certification as Teacher of Music from the Music Teachers National association.