Comprehensive Music (Grant MacEwan University) B.Arts, Jazz Studies (St. F of X)
Voice • Singing
Born in Northern Alberta, Asha discovered music via stage and musical theatre. After high school, she was accepted into the Grant MacEwan Music program, completing her Honours degree in Jazz Studies at Saint Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.
Following a few years of quiet writing and performance, she began recording her first project in 2013, set to release fall of 2014. Singer, songwriter and musician, Asha disregards genre, her writing a reflection of prose and melodic improvisation influenced by Jazz, Soul and Contemporary Pop.
Musical influences: Fiona Apple, Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Sia, Yan Tiersan
Favourite food: Soup
Least favourite food: Potatoes
Favourite music: Anything with strong melody, textured harmonics and (generally) acoustic instrumental
Favourite song: Currently “Chandeliar” by Sia
Favourite movie: Retro Disney
Favouirite movie music: Soundtrack from “Schindler’s List” & “Amelie”
Favourite musical theatre/opera: Notre Dame De Paris
Best quote from your teacher: “Relax, and don’t forget to breathe.”
Favourite quote: “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”- Neil Gaiman
Favourite book: Good Omens- Terry Pratchet/Neil Gaiman
Best thing about teaching at ABC: The students
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Please note that Asha and Andrea will be away this Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21st and 22nd, respectively. We have invited Sarah John to come in to substitute, as she has done so on numerous occasions.
We will have lessons for both days on June 22nd. The proposed schedule is:
We ask that Tuesday students please call us to confirm that this will work for your schedule.
As always, you do not have to accept the substitute teacher, so please call us at your earliest convenience to let us know if this is the case.