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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 choirs and teaching in a studio setting

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

  • Find unique inspiration for worship planning and music programming

  • Learn how to create streamlined systems and processes to help you plan out your 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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Directing a Church Children's Choir 101

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

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The Church Musician Primer

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

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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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Music Education & Leadership Skills for the adult choir director

A self-paced 2-hour mini course

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Music Education & Leadership Skills for the handbell choir director

A self-paced 2-hour mini course

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Music EduCation & Leadership Skills for the Youth Choir Director

A self-paced 2-hour mini course


 

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
eBook?)

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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
harmonize

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I'm looking for

A few simple ways to
polish and spruce up
my résumé

 

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

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


AS EACH HAS RECEIVED A GIFT,
use it to serve one another, as good
stewards of God’s varied grace.
— 1 Peter 4:10