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Ashlee Young Piano
Ashlee is a dynamic pianist and educator who leads people to find the excitement, passion and life force in music. She believes that music has the power to bring people together to recognize our shared humanity, if we let it.  Ashlee supports students in many ways including: one on one private lessons, group courses for adults, and through her YouTube Channel. 

Ashlee’s goal is to make classical music a less restrictive and exclusive space. This was the idea behind The Connection Experiment﹘a concert series that Ashlee co-founded with her colleague Stephanie Cooke. The concert series connects performers and audiences to music and each other by keeping the focus on humanity, emotion and education. Ashlee and Stehanie have expanded Connection Experiment and now offer group courses for adults as well as many pre recorded course options.
In the fall of 2020, Ashlee joined a group of like-minded pianists to work on a project titled, A Seat at the Piano﹘an advocacy group with a searchable database of piano works by composers forgotten in a history dominated by white men. A Seat at the Piano advocates for the inclusion, study, and performance of this more representative body of piano works. 

Ashlee has an extensive background in performance and competitions. She has placed in the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition, the Liberace Piano Competition, the VSA Arts International Young Soloist Award, the Coeur D’Alene Young Artist Competition, the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras Competition, the State and Divisional Levels of the Music Teachers National Association, and went on to be one of only seven in the country to make it to the national level of the competition.  She has performed at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.  

She currently resides in Oregon, where she performs, runs her private studio, creates content for her YouTube Channel and blog, and is the piano head at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus.