Dave Finlay

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I am highly qualified to teach K-12 music education at all K-12 levels.  I am currently in my sixth year teaching elementary general music at Will Lee Elementary School as well as 6th grade music and 8th grade study skill at Richmond Middle School.
Education Experience:
Bachelor of Music, (Magna Cum Laude), 2011
Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan
Provisional Teaching Certificate Music Education, 2011
Affiliations: MENC, MSVMA
 I taught one year at Pine River Elementary School in St. Clair School District and have taught in Richmond in the fall of 2012.
Why did I decide to teach elementary music?  Music is one of my greatest passions fueled by many years of study and performance.  I began by learning the piano at a very young age followed by professional voice lessons at the professional level.  I have made it one of my life’s goals to increase my knowledge of my two instruments voice and piano and now to share my abilities with elementary school children is a rare and wonderful opportunity. Also, I love teaching and working with children.  In the music classroom I am entusiastic and motivated to be creative and nurturing as I challenge my students to be the same.  From Mozart to Carly Rae Jepsen I will expose your child to a variety of musical genres.  It's a great time to be in music!

Outside of the classroom I have studied Jazz piano and have been a church pianist for 30 years I have accompanied vocalists and small singing groups throughout my career as a musician.  I have arranged many concerts and performances involving both young people and adults in various venues and genres.
In my free time I enjoy, bike riding, hiking, kayaking, and traveling.  I enjoy making new friends and spending time with friends and family.  

Please visit my webpage at richmondmusicforkids.weebly.com

David Finlay
Music Teacher
Richmond Community Schools
Will L. Lee Elementary
68399 S. Forest Richmond, Michigan 48062
O: (586) 727-2509* F: (586) 727-9223

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