• Instruments/areas of study: private voice training; vocal coaching; audition preparation.
    • Styles: classical and commercial (jazz, theater, rock).
    • Class format: individual and group lessons; classes and workshops.

Ashley Moreau, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, is new to the Outer Banks and to Ascencion Music Academy. She brings a wealth of music education experience to our students. Welcome aboard, Ashley!

Ashley’s Teaching Philosophy: “Creating music is one of the most beautiful ways that we can express who we are and all that we are feeling when words sometimes aren’t enough.  It is a language and one that can be taught to students of all ages with success.  I believe in teaching with the use of multiple methods to accommodate all

types of learning styles and feel it’s important to customize lessons to fit each student’s needs and wants.  Students in my studio receive a personally adapted program that will emphasize on proper technique, music theory, ear training, and improvisation in all styles of music. To learn more, please see my bio.”  252-955-0706

Vocalist Cathy Pescevich Kreplin, Co-Director of Ascencion Music Academy

Cathy’s teaching philosophy. “Thank you for visiting my vocal instruction page. I look forward to talking with you about our shared heart’s desire – singing! Together, we will cultivate your musical mind. Serious students of all ages and stages are welcome!

Everyone can sing in some fashion – no doubt about it. But singing well, whether for professional aspiration or personal development, is a matter of study! Gentle, clear guidance from an experienced teacher, plus dedication on the part of a student, equal the successful development of solid, lifelong vocal technique.

In my studio, you’ll learn to know your instrument, read music, sight-sing, practice effectively, achieve excellent breath management and body alignment, develop consistently beautiful tone, listen well and critically, prepare for auditions, conquer intonation problems and deepen your understanding of rhythm. Vocalists also learn to extend the range, use clear diction, harmonize and sing in ensemble. Repertoire development and foreign language diction are emphasized. Everything is done in harmony with your goals. My teaching has been influenced by my own professors, my experience as a performer, the methods of LoVetri, Peckham, Marchesi, Liebling and others. My teaching is additionally informed by the work and writings of Jacques Dalcroze (Eurhythmics), Karl Orff, Zoltan Kodaly, Beck & Surnami. Also where appropriate and mutually agreed, my students pursue The Royal Conservatory Achievement Program testing. To learn more, please see my bio.” 252-955-0706.