Ashley Boden


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