Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Thompson


Hello! My name is Ashlan Thompson, and I am excited to be at Cool Spring for my third year! I was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Cumberland, Maryland. I earned my Bachelor of Music Education degree (K-12) from Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, WV, where I studied voice, piano, and choral conducting. I had an amazing student teaching experience at the end of my senior year, leaving me certain I wanted to teach elementary school music! In 2018, I graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA with a Master of Music degree in voice pedagogy. During my time in grad school, I also worked as a music substitute in Frederick County. I live in Broadlands with my sweet hound doggie, Freya.

Just as I have high expectations for my students, I have high expectations for myself as a musician and teacher. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me! ( I am looking forward to a great year of growth and success with your child!