Ashley Cates – Piano Instructor, Choir Accompanist

Ashley is a musician, piano teacher and Kindermusik educator from Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Ashley grew up playing piano, taking classical lessons as well as performing in musicals and bands throughout high school. In 2014 she graduated with a Music Arts diploma from the NSCC Music Arts program and has been teaching at Joyful Sounds ever since. Ashley was licensed as a Kindermusik educator in July 2016. She is currently an active member of the Kindermusik SOUNDBOARD. She has also worked as Musical Director at the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre in Halifax, NS. 

Hometown: Stewiacke, NS

Education: NSCC Music Arts 2014, RCM Grade 6.

Favourite Pastimes: Going to see live music, gardening, farmers markets, video games, painting, cooking.

Instruments I Play: Piano, guitar.

Favourite Band/Artist: Chick Corea, Supertramp, Michael Jackson, 

Favourite Quote: “When words fail music speaks” “It’s good to be loved, it’s profound to be understood”