Mark Ashford

Mark Ashford is an international performer and teacher. He was a scholarship student at both Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music where he graduated with first class honours. He is now Head of Guitar at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Director of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble-Birmingham.

Describe your approach to teaching.

Fundamentally my approach is to try and equip the student with the tools and knowledge to gain confidence in their own ideas and beliefs as a musician.

What inspires your own work? 

I am inspired by someone who connects with me through their passion for anything. Most often this is through working with creative and soulful musicians.

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