Learning Lore Press

Established in 2019, Learning Lore Press is a small independent publishing company that focuses on educational endeavors, particularly (but not limited to) the field of music education. LLP offers different services, including:



Ashleigh Lore, Owner

Award-winning educator, Ashleigh Lore, received her M.M. in Music Education from The University of Michigan ('18) and her B.M.E. from Central Michigan University ('11), where she double majored in Vocal Music Education and English Education. In 2017, she completed all levels for certification in the Orff-Schulwerk approach, thanks to grants from the American Orff-Schulwerk Association's Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund (awarded in both 2014 & 2017). In 2020, she took her first Orff Masterclass (Holding Space: The Gestalt of Orff Schulwerk), and in summer 2022, Ashleigh plans to travel to Salzburg, Austria, to study at Orff-Institut, thanks to funding from the Barbara Potter Scholarship Fund (AOSA). In addition to her Orff training, Ashleigh is First Steps in Music (FAME) Certified, Google Educator Certified, and has completed Kodaly Level I training.

In 2019, Ashleigh established the Learning Lore Press publishing & educational consulting company. Through LLP, she published her first book, The Music Educator's Guide to Grant Writing (2019), which has been met with many five-star reviews. Her second book, Recorder Boot Camp (2021), focuses on an approach to teaching soprano recorder to children in an engaging, encouraging, and sequential way.

Between writing, editing, and advising others, Ashleigh has earned over half a million dollars in grant funding since 2013. She presents nationally, leads grant writing workshops, and is a strong advocate for music education (where she has served on a variety of boards and committees). Ashleigh is currently the Treasurer of the Michigan Music Education Association (MMEA), President of the Mid-Michigan Orff-Schulwerk Association (MMOSA), and a founding Committee Member of the newly-established International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg (IOSFS) Finance Committee. In summer 2021, Ashleigh taught Grant Writing for the Music Educator, a week-long graduate course at Anderson University (IN), and the first of its kind.

Ashleigh teaches elementary music in mid-Michigan, serves the Lansing Symphony Orchestra as their Education & Outreach Coordinator, and is an independent educational consultant. She can be reached at ashleigh.lore@gmail.com, learninglorepress@gmail.com, or via her personal website www.ashleighlore.com.