Ashley Zabala graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.A. in General Music: Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy Pathway and Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy. Ashley was born in Chico and raised in Oroville, California. Her piano training began when she was 8 years old under Dorothy Johnston. Ashley studied at Butte College before transferring to Chico State in 2010. Since 2011, Ashley studied piano and numerous keyboard-related courses under internationally acclaimed artist-teacher Dr. Natalya Shkoda. Ashley’s skills as pianist, performer and teacher have developed tremendously under Dr. Shkoda’s guidance.