Ashleigh is currently taking a short break from her master's program at the University of Oregon to explore her other passion: teaching. She began her vocal journey 11 years ago under the instruction of a voice teacher from a local college. Her journey continued at the University of Kansas where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. While there, she realized she had a passion for teaching voice lessons while finishing some coursework during her vocal pedagogy course. After completing her degree, she moved to Oregon straight away to continue her studies. Her time teaching was on and off for the last four years, however she was employed by the University of Oregon as a Graduate Employee teaching voice lessons to college students for two terms. During her time off, she is still studying privately with her wonderful voice teacher, Professor Mentzel, to keep up with her own vocal studies and gain more skills in teaching along the way.