Asher Barreras grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has enjoyed playing and studying music for over 22 years. He started on the violin and studied many of the string and percussion instruments including: bass, cello, guitar, piano, and drums. He also studied music and bass at the Conservatori de Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, under professor Horacio Fumero from 2008-2009. Asher received his Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies, training in music and bass performance under professor Lynn Seaton and Jeff Bradetich at the University of North Texas, cum laude 2010. He has been a professional traveling musician, teacher, and composer for close to 14 years and now resides in New York City.
"Music has been my life, and I am happy to share the joy and gratitude music has given me with my students and listening audiences. My sense of discipline: willingness to learn and the freedom to learn. With learning and freedom, it is my hope to create an environment in which the student can thrive in their journey of music."
Asher's goal is to teach students the joys that music can bring to their lives and the lives of others through developing their ability to play, sing, compose, and listen. He believes music has a place in everyone’s life.
"If I am able to help the student uncover a deeper appreciation and understanding of their relationship to music, then eventually they will be able to carry the lesson forward and teach others as they learn to master the art themselves."