Music

 

Ashley Boden, Music Teacher

 

Tell me about yourself.

Hello! My name is Ashley Boden and I am the music teacher at Cushing Community School and Thomaston Grammar School. I have been teaching general music and band for 2 and a half years. I grew up in Liberty, Maine with two music teacher parents and have been an active clarinet player and singer my whole life. I graduated from Mount View High School in Thorndike in 2011 and I graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. I currently live in Damariscotta with my adorable cat Singer.

 

Why you like to teach your grade or special area?

I love to teach music because I feel that every child should be able to communicate their artistic side, whether it’s via music, art, or another media. Music has been my passion my whole life and I am excited to be able to share it with our community. One of my favorite quotes is from a professor I had at the University of Southern Maine, “Music sounds how feelings feel.” I feel that this perfectly describes why I love to teach music.

 

What are your favorite student units?

I really love to teach band. I feel that being an instrumentalist is a skill that takes a lot of hard work and dedication and I love to be able to help foster those traits in our students.

 

What is your plan for parent contact plan?

The best way to reach me is by email at aboden@rsu13.org