Welcome! I am Lisha Walston, owner and private instructor for my music education studio, WNChords & Keys. I have a professional music degree and it is my honor to serve the people of Asheville and surrounding communities of the western North Carolina region. My students enjoy the freedom to be themselves in a nurturing, fun and supportive environment and they come away from their lessons enlightened, joyful and eager to learn more. Join my studio to gain the enriching skill of music!
I am a congenial, patient and insightful teacher who is able to bring out the inner musician in most anyone. I enjoy singing and harmonizing with others, but one of my strongest musical endeavors is to extract and nurture musical talents in other people. I have taught and coached students who have used their skills in pageants, concerts, talent shows, auditions, church services, weddings, events and more.
I have also had students who went on to study music at the college level and I have worked with students who are recording artists and children of recording artists. I have worked with many students who have special needs and I have worked with ages 4 to 75 so far in my career. All students are of equal importance and value to me, no matter what their musical goals may be. I place extreme focus on the musical development of each student for who he or she is as a unique individual, yet I maintain the importance of reading and interpreting the musical language through integrating theory and harmony/ear-training into lessons.
Education & Training:
Bachelor of Music from Appalachian State University
Post-graduate studies in Music Therapy from East Carolina University.