Steve Ashby began playing guitar at age twelve. Having two years of private lessons to create a good musical foundation, Steve taught himself the styles of his favorite guitarists from songbooks, CDs and guitar magazines. As high school ended, Steve began studying classical guitar, which he continued through his college career, receiving both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. Steve has been teaching for seven years, sharing his knowledge of the guitar, songwriting, and music to his students. He focuses on teaching students to develop their own musical voice by emphasizing technique, music theory and an understanding of song structure used by the student's favorite musicians.