Finley Walker

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Lakeland, FL
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Background check: Last verified 11/22/2014
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Finley teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: July 2008


I have a Master's degree in Ethno-musicology and a Bachelor's degree in Music from Liberty University, specializing in Church Ministry and Intercultural Studies. I achieved a primary in guitar and a secondary in voice. I have completed all Music Theory and Aural Skills training as well as courses in Arranging, Instrumental Performance, Dynamics of Instrumental Worship, Computer Literacy, and Song Survey/Writing. Currently I am finishing my Master's degree in Ethnomusicology. I have three years of experience teaching and tutoring. I also have almost a decade's worth of experience playing with church music ministries and performing at local venues. I have a great passion for music and teaching. My desire is for my students to find a love for their instrument and their art.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect results! We are going to have lots of fun, but also get into serious music training. My teaching will have professionalism, genuine care, personalized attention, flexibility, and customized lessons. I am very laid back, easy going, and fun, but do have high expectations for students to set goals and achieve them. Lessons will be catered specifically to the students' individual needs. My hope is to instill passion and creativity. Students can expect to learn and grow in their art exponentially. I promise to work tirelessly in helping students unlock their maximum potential.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office, seating for parents, amp, guitars

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide all paper resources, materials, and curriculum. If needed, I can provide a guitar.

I prefer the student to own their own instrument. Students may need to purchase additional resource material and equipment at the instructor's recommendation.

*** Specialties ***
I strive to be well-rounded in my musicality. I teach both from a theory and "by ear" perspective. My goal for students is to find a love for their instrument and to reach their full potential. I especially love modern folk music and jazz theory.

Photos and Videos

A brief introduction to the incredible ukulele!


Music Instructor Aug 2010 - Present
Independent Contractor

Over 15 years of music field experience!


Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership May 2015 - Present
Southeastern University
Ethnomusicology Jan 2010 - May 2014
Liberty University
Music and Intercultural Studies Aug 2006 - Dec 2010
Liberty University

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish Limited Proficiency
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3 Reviews on Finley W.

Ginger Sep 23, 2015
Guitar · In home
Finley is an amazing music instructor with a gift of motivating his students to reach their potential! My son just made Jazz Band in his school playing Sax and Guitar.... Thanks Finley! We love and miss you in South FL!
Rebecca C. Nov 27, 2012
Verified Student

As an adult I was alittle worried about starting a music class, but immediately, I knew I made the right choice! Finley is patient, a talented musician, keeps the session focused on my level and progress.
..... couldnt' be happier!
DianaG Oct 18, 2011

Finley has been a wonderful teacher. My daughter loves his easy teaching style and I love how much she's improved in such a short time. Finley is very talented and I hightly recommend him as a teacher!!!