Ashton began teaching guitar classes at Glenwood Center for the Arts in 2009. He was born and raised in Glenwood Springs and began playing bass and guitar while in high school. He gained a strong appreciation for music from his teachers and friends while playing in high school jazz band, Roaring Fork Jazz Workshop and Symphony In The Valley. He went to college at Colorado State University and Berklee College of Music where he graduated on the dean’s list. Since finishing college he has been busy playing with the band “Let Them Roar”, playing in the house band at the weekly jazz jam at Hotel Colorado, playing upright bass with Symphony in the Valley and composing his own music at home. When he’s not playing or teaching music, he can be found working at Sunlight Ski and Bike shop or outside skiing or biking.