Ashley Jones began her training at the Hartford Conservatory of Music at the age of three. Under the watchful eye of her musician father, she studied at the Conservatory with Barbara Embser and with violinist Jane Carlberg for 14 years. During her teens, she also studied piano and guitar before graduating from the Ethel Walker School in 1991 as a member of the Advanced Performing Arts Program. Jones then trained at Trinity College with former principal to Les Ballets Africains (the National Ballet of Guinea) and artistic director of Les Merveille D’Afrique, Abdoulaye Sylla, and went on to perform and teach alongside Abdoulaye. In 1998 her performance career took off, and in 2001 she decided to apply her knowledge in the form of teaching. Ashley taught at The Chesire Academy from 2006-2007 and taught from 2001 to 2013 at The Musicians Co-op of Mystic. In 2006 she widened her teaching abilities by training at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford as a Suzuki teacher-the same method she studied as a child. Ashley is certified as a Suzuki teacher through the Suzuki Association of the Americas and continues to perform throughout New England and teach from her studio in North Stonington on coastal Connecticut.