Ashley Finkelstein has been playing music since she was 5 years old! She started taking music lessons with the flute, then quickly moved onto the oboe, where she found her true love for music. She was apart of her middle school and high school band in Southern California. She carried her love for music to college at Cal State Long Beach, where she majored in music education and played for the University's orchestra. After moving to Florence, Alabama, she got her masters at University of North Alabama in music education, while working at Richland Elementary, teaching music! Ashley also played oboe in the Shoals Symphony.
Beginning piano, band instruments.
Ms. Hayes is a native of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and began her career as a music educator in 1992 teaching at Flintville Jr High School in Flintville, Tennessee for two years. She retired in 2019 after 25 years at Colbert Heights High School in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Stephanie assists many bands in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee. She is a drill writer specializing in small bands, a marching and concert band clinician, teaches band leadership training, and is currently teaching privately at Fink’s Music School in Florence, Alabama.
She received her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education and her Master’s of Arts in Education from the University of North Alabama. As an undergraduate she was an active member of the Pride of Dixie Marching Band, pep band, jazz band, brass choir, percussion ensemble, Collegiate Singers, and was a founding member of the UNA Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Ms. Hayes remains an active professional trumpet and low brass player, clinician, conductor, and church instrumentalist. In her free time she enjoys band instrument repair, playing ukulele, and teaching private lessons. She is a member of The National Association for Music Education, Alabama Music Educators Association, Alabama Bandmasters Association, Shoals Area Band Directors Association, and an Alumni of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority. She currently lives in Florence, Alabama with her two college age children, Logan and Morgan and their dachshund, Shoeshine. If your instrument is not playing well, let Ms Hayes look at your instrument and give you an estimate on your repair.
Band Instruments, Piano, Ukulele
Idorenyin is a senior at the University of North Alabama studying Instrumental and Piano Performance. While pursing her undergraduate degree, she also teaches group class violin and beginning orchestra with FAFA within Florence Public School System. She also plays as a church pianist for FBC in Tuscumbia. Idorenyin has taught students in AL and TN for the past 5 years. I love to teach violin and piano to all age groups! My goal is to help my students of all ages learn how to play music on piano and violin whether it's classical or modern, or even something in between!
I am a piano and clarinet instructor here at Fink's Music. I've been teaching for almost a year. I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music and am now starting my Master of Arts in Education. Clarinet is my primary instrument as I've been playing it for about 12 years. In that time, I've also played other harmony clarinets in the University of North Alabama's clarinet ensemble, wind ensemble, and symphonic band. Teaching music has been a passion of mine since sophomore year of high school and I cannot wait to share this passion with your child(ren)!
Piano, Drums, and Rock Band
Drums, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Rock Band Instructor