Ashley Rosales is an experienced performer and music teacher from Southern California. She has trained in voice and piano from an early age and quickly developed a love for music, songwriting, and performing.
Ms. Rosales has a deep love and passion for the arts, and has performed in various musical theater productions including: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy), Les Miserables (Factory Girl), SHOUT! The Mod Musical ( Red Girl), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), Oliver Twist (Mrs. Sowerberry) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Martha May). She has been a vocalist in many professional ensembles around the world, including the award winning Chamber Choir from Murrieta Valley which performed for the nationally renowned ACDA Convention consecutively for 2 years and has also performed for the pope in Italy. Ms. Rosales has also won various awards at vocal competitions including: Access Broadway (3rd place, High Gold, Platinum) and Best Supporting Actress at the Muse Theater Awards. She has studied with Dr. Kathy Rundus, Candice Nicole Safstrom, Bill Paisner, and Jillian Stones.
Along with being a private voice and piano instructor with Music Abode, Ms. Rosales was also the choir director for an after school music program at the Orange County Educational Arts Academy where she was in charge of over 200 students. Here, she helped teach the students vocal theory, stage performance and conducting, using popular contemporary music and musical theatre selections. Ms. Rosales also organized bi annual recitals and performances where the students could showcase their musical talent through song and dance.
Ms. Rosales also loves to work with children with special needs. In order to combine her passion for music and helping others, she has volunteered at various philanthropic associations including: Orangewood Children and Family Center, Autism Spectrum Interventions, the Blind Children's Learning Center, a One-on-One Mentor with the On-Track Mentoring Program and enjoys teaching music lessons to children with special needs. Ms. Rosales has a love for volunteer work and when not teaching music enjoys to spend her free time working with those less fortunate. She is looking forward to expanding her clientele to working with students who utilize music as a way to communicate with the outside world. She is currently pursuing a degree in Music Therapy at Marylhurst University and has also received her degree in Child and Adolescents Development at California State University Fullerton.