Private lessons are offered through the Finley Band Program and are available to every band student.  The private lesson staff includes educators that are hand-picked by the directors.  Students benefit from weekly one-on-one instruction.  The private teacher is able to design a program that meets each individual student's needs, allowing each student to progress at his/her own rate.  Professional teachers on each instrument are able to teach these lessons during band class and before or after school.

Much of the success throughout the Finley Band Program can be attributed to the private lesson program and the superior private lesson staff.  More importantly, much of the success of our individual students is due to the private lessons.  The high number of students enrolled in the program at Finley has allowed a high standard of performance to be maintained. Supplemental lessons are not required but are strongly recommended.

Reason for private lessons:
  1. Desire to learn more about the instrument
  2. Desire to move faster than in the classroom
  3. Desire to learn more repertoire
  4. Opportunity to be taught 1-on-1 by a professional instrumentalist

Finley Private Lesson Instructors

Eduardo Martinez, flute
Phone: (786) 932-9064
B.M. University of Miami
M.M. University of North Texas

Sarah Highland, bassoon

Nick Lopez, clarinet
Phone: (214) 282-8948
B.M. Texas Christian University

Jonathan Polanco, saxophone
Phone: (972) 268-5785
B.M. University of Texas at Arlington

Reid Tanouye, trumpet
Phone: (970) 590-2828
B.M. University of Northern Colorado
M.M. University of Louisville

Al Thomas, horn
Phone: (214) 450-3575
B.M. Pacific Conservatory of Music
M.M. U.S. Armed Forces School of Music

Robert Garcia, trombone
Phone: (817) 229-3284
B.M. New Mexico State University

Loudon Cunningham, trombone
Phone: (214) 675-4357
B.M. State University of New York, Purchase

Sawyer Davis, euphonium/tuba
Phone: (817) 504-2657
B.M. State University of New York, Purchase

Mark Maynor, percussion
Phone: (817) 821-0614
B.M. Baldwin Wallace College
M.M. University of Akron