Temporary Teaching Space (Jan/Feb 2023)

Hello Aspire! Students & Parents

Lessons/Classes will resume Monday Jan. 9th

We are so sorry that we could not start private lessons on Jan 3rd as previously planned.  Some of you may have heard that our home at First Baptist suffered severe water damage.  On Christmas Day, probably within 90 minutes of church service ending, a main water pipe to the sprinkler system burst on the 3rd floor and flooded all 3 floors of the education wing of the building.   ServPro has been there since Christmas Day working to dry the building out.  However, once they finish that next week, reconstruction begins.  The whole rebuild process could take 2 months, and due to health and safety regulations, we cannot be in the building during construction.

I want to let you know that although the building was damaged, as well as some replaceable items, that God blessed us with what looks to be full protection of Aspire!’s instruments and electronics.  We’re waiting until we can plug electronics in to give the 100%, but let me tell you, it could have been a total loss.

Aspire! has arrangements for alternative teaching spaces to use during the reconstruction of FBC.  Beech Street Christian Church has approved our use of their facility.  Beech St has hosted Aspire!’s TheatreWorks program for 2 years now.  They have a wonderful church.  The second alternative teaching space will be announced tomorrow evening (Sun. 1/8) once the church board makes final approval of our use of their building.


Beech Street Christian Church
1672 Beech St., Ashland, KY 41102

Teachers Assigned to
Beech Street Christian Church

Sarah Brown (piano) is in the sanctuary
James Newsome (piano) is in the choir room
Carleigh Cazad (music therapy) is in the downstairs of the main church
Charlie Daivs  (guitar) are in the downstairs of the main church
Leasa Swint (Art) is in the downstairs of the main church
Shonte’ Revely & Logan Skidmore (percussion) are in the Life Center
TheatreWorks is in the Life Center

Go up this drive-way to the right of the church.
From the parking lot in the back you will see the main entrance to the church and the Family Life Center



Life Center:








Grace Church of the Nazarene
2413 S 29th Street, Ashland, KY 41102


Teachers Assigned to
Location #2

DeNeil Hartley (piano) sanctuary room 3
Karen Hopkins (piano) sanctuary
Amy Moore
(piano/violin) sanctuary room 2 on Monday, 2nd Floor on Wednesday
Ruth Crowe
(voice/piano) sanctuary room 1
Kathy Saltsman
(woodwinds/Brass) 2nd Floor
Phil Osborne
(guitar) 2nd Floor


All Lessons will enter through the door with the steeple above it.
You will see Food Fair and Dollar General at the same intersection as the church.






CornerStone Methodist Church
2203 29th St, Ashland, KY 41101


Teachers Assigned to
Location #3

Clancy Hatfield (Guitar)