Lesley-Ann Finikin

Lesley-Ann F.

Yonkers, NY

Lesson Details



Lesley-Ann delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2002

Highly motivated, energetic, hard-working, and always keen to learn. Good administrator and co-coordinator. Natural people person, equally happy working on own initiative, or as part of a team. Adopts a natural hands-on, can do attitude and is dedicated to timely task completion. Committed to her responsibilities and fulfills these in a manner that promotes both healthy working and personal relationships.


Music Director/Piano Tutor & Accompanist
Sep 2002 - Present

Led music programs throughout New York
Developed needs-specific vocal and brass music teaching programs for adults/children Instructed, encouraged and resourced potential leaders

Promoted and organised music events throughout New York State
Coordinated and organised music camps throughout the summer
Developed and rolled out policy and materials for piano tuition throughout the state

Sept 2002 – June 2008 Private Piano Tutor
Belfast School of Music, Methodist College Belfast, Queens University Belfast and Stranmillis Planned individual lessons and schemes of work for students

Developed knowledge of repertoire for students at different stages of development Prepared students for performances, examinations, auditions and festivals

Negotiated practical arrangements for school music lessons, and assisted classroom teachers Managed own business, including tax and financial issues, and marketed teaching practice Developed relationships with schools and local authority music services to establish collaborations

Sept 2002 – June 2008 Piano Accompanist
British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Chetham’s School of Music,

Southern & North Eastern Education and Library Boards
Accompanied ABRSM examinations, music board festivals and concerts, music college final recitals, choirs, and various other groups

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Pianoforte Performance
Sep 1999 - May 2003
London College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jun 2000
Royal Schools of Music, London

Pianoforte Performance

Photos & Videos

Photo by Lesley-Ann F.

Piano teacher/accompanist.


1 Review

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Robert A. Apr 4, 2014
Piano ·

I endorse this teacher highly!

I was having trouble finding a teacher by word-of-mouth - prospective teachers would not return phone calls and seems to have little interest in my son's musical education. Ever since Take Lessons contacted Lesley-Ann on my behalf, we have been in consistent contact. She has followed through on her promises, presented an appropriate enthusiasm for the job, and seems to have really inspired my teenage son to want to play the piano, and view this as a great opportunity. I look forward to working with her on his development, and I encourage other prospective students to employ her as a guide on their musical journey.

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