Amy Ahlert

category: Music,

Contact & Info

  • ahlert1@verizon.net

Artist Statement

Amy Ahlert is a professional jazz singer/songwriter.  She has performed on TV and live radio all over Westchester and Connecticut, has worked at jazz clubs, benefits and private functions with her trio and as a duo, and has had the good fortune to record a CD and have it air on the radio.  Her repertoire includes jazz, holiday, R&B, musical theater, and American Standards like the titles written by her grandfather, Fred E. Ahlert, "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," "I Don't Know Why (I Love You Like I Do)," "I'll Get By," and "Mean to Me."

Educational Background

Studied musical theater and drama at the American Academy of Drama

Teaching Artist Experience

Recent teaching artist residencies include White Plains Jewish Community Services where participants were introduced to various musical themes and genres, interpreted song meanings, and connected them to their own experiences, and Hope House in Portchester, NY, where Amy led an in-depth study of the top movie musicals of the 1940's through 2005, and the world and cultural events that influenced musicians and lyricists.  Amy has taught many other disciplines including fine art, cooking, drama, and jewelry making to every age group and developmental level in schools and privately, giving her the ability to work with and understand many diverse styles of learning.