Ashley Rae Heffernen
Ashley Heffernen graduated from Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) in December 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a minor in music. She has played piano since she was six years old and she enjoys composing original piano works in addition to teaching and playing music. Ashley started teaching piano when she was in high school and has been teaching ever since. She taught for one year at the Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Center in Coralville, Iowa. She has also run her own private studio for the last few years teaching ukulele and Spanish as well as piano. While working in Mexico on a Fulbright grant she volunteered at a local cultural center teaching piano in Spanish! She has experience teaching group music classes through independent contracts with West Music and the non-profit organization The Brian Cretzmeyer Trust for Young Musicians. Ashley believes that each student has different needs, inspirations, and paths to success. She provides individualized guidance and makes piano fun!