Finley Walker

Finley W.

Lakeland, FL
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About Finley W.

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.

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Pat F.
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Great experience
Learning was easy and fun.
Want to continue learning

Posted Dec 12, 2015
Ginger
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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!

Posted Sep 23, 2015
Rebecca C.

Exceptional!

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!

Posted Nov 27, 2012
DianaG

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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!!!

Posted Oct 18, 2011

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Experience

Music Instructor
Aug 2010 - Present

Independent Contractor

Over 15 years of music field experience!

Education

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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Protecting Human Research Participants
Feb 2013

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Certificate for conducting research.

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