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Hello, I'm Ashley Danyew.

Church musician, music educator, writer, and creative entrepreneur.

From practical how-tos and resource recommendations to creative teaching ideas and planning tips, I'm here to help you do your best work: leading, teaching, and inspiring others with creativity and confidence.

Here, you’ll find practical, education-based content to help you do what you love well:

  • Get creative and pedagogically-sound teaching tips, ideas, and strategies for working with children’s choirs

  • Learn fresh, new approaches to leading and directing a church choir or ensemble

  • Find unique inspiration for worship planning and music programming

  • Learn about my systems and processes and how I plan out the year

  • Hear about some of the latest church choir anthems and get my best recommendations

As musicians and teachers, we're
never done learning (and that's a good thing!)

Develop the practical skills you need to lead, teach, and direct with creativity and confidence

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Music Education & Leadership Skills for the Adult Choir Director

An online mini course for church choir directors

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The Church Musician Primer

A 4-week online keyboard skills class for church pianists + organists

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Directing a Church Children's Choir 101

A 4-week online training course for children's choir directors

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Organize Your Church Music Program

A 25-minute online workshop with access to a digital resource library

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An online mini course for handbell choir directors in church settings



Resource Library

A collection of (mostly free!) printables and
digital resources to help you do your best work

How can I help you?

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I'm looking for

Fun, musical games for
my children's choir
(I heard there's an

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I'm looking for

Fresh, new (fully-notated) vocal warm-up ideas for my choir

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I'm looking for

A practical how-to
guide for how to

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I'm looking for

A few simple ways to
polish and spruce up
my résumé

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I'm looking for

some new theme ideas
(and maybe a workbook)
for my next choir program


Grab a cup of coffee and read what's new on the blog

Creative ideas and practical tools and resources to inspire you and help you do your best work

use it to serve one another, as good
stewards of God’s varied grace.
— 1 Peter 4:10