Cuthbertson, Ashley

(703) 587-3548
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

B.M. Music Performance, James Madison University
M. Ed. Kodály Music Education, Loyola University Maryland
National Board Certification, Music-Vocal: Early and Middle
Certificate of Study in Arts Integration, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Kodály Studies

Kodály Certification, Loyola University Maryland/American Kodály Institute; Completed July 2015

Teaching Experience

Kodály Pedagogy Instructor-Loyola University Maryland/American Kodály Institute combined Kodály Certificate and Master Degree Program;
Elementary General Music & Chorus Teacher-Fairfax County Public Schools;
Youth Program Musicianship Instructor-Fairfax Choral Society;
General Music & Band Teacher-DC Bilingual Public Charter School;
Private Lessons Studio-Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano

Presentation Experiences

I have presented at numerous local, chapter, division, and national conferences: Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio Music Educator Association Conferences;
Fairfax and Arlington (VA) County General Music In-Services;
Maryland and Virginia Kodály Chapter Workshops, Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conferences and Eastern Division Conferences

Areas of Expertise

Learner Centered (Centers, Personalized, PBL, Tech)
Culturally Responsive Teaching

Session Topics

Differentiation in the General Music Classroom;
Accessible Improvisation & Composition;
Blended Learning in Music;
Learner Centered Instruction;
Assessment; Centers;
Culturally Responsive Teaching;
Kodály Practices;
Project Based Learning

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

Cultural Proficiency Training-coursework and through school district;
Extensive knowledge of Culturally Responsive Teaching practices through readings, lectures, and personal work with self & students

Organizational Leadership

Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators, President, 2020-2022 (Pres Elect-2018-2020)
Eastern Division OAKE Pres-Elect, 2020-2022
Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators, Treasurer, 2014-2018


Contributor: Alice M. Hammel. Teaching Music to Students With Special Needs: A Practical Resource. Oxford University Press, 2017.
Contributed lesson plan examples to demonstrate accommodations and modifications in various domains for students with special needs.

Additional Information

I am willing to travel! Can provide my own ground transportation to areas in the Mid-Atlantic region