Ashley Finkelstein

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.

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Kathryn Hunt

Strings, Piano, Guitar
Florence Location


Hunter Lee

Hunter Lee is currently in his senior year studying instrumental music education at the University of North Alabama. Hunter is originally from Decatur, AL. From a young age he studied piano, voice, and percussion. Hunter is actively involved in church music including being a part time music minister.  Hunter during his time in undergrad has performed with the UNA Marching Pride, the UNA Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble, the UNA Percussion Ensemble and Percussion Group, the UNA Studio Lab Band, and the UNA Choirs. Hunter has worked with and arranged percussion and wind parts for schools including: Russellville High, Decatur HIgh, Spainpark High, Florence High, and Priceville High.

Percussion, Drum set, Piano, Voice
Florence Location

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Courtney Keenum

Courtney Keenum currently teaches general music and directs choir at both Muscle Shoals Middle School and McBride Elementary School. She has 14 years of experience teaching vocal studies and choir in a variety of settings that include a non-profit studio, an all-girls summer camp, vacation Bible schools, and of course public schools across North Alabama. She has been involved in choir and/or show choir since the fifth grade. Being a member of the UAB Concert Choir and touring Europe after placing in the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia has been the highlight of her musical career thus far. Courtney’s most recent accomplishment is earning her National Board Certification for Early and Middle Childhood Music in December of 2020.

Voice, Class Instructor
Florence Area


Stephanie Hayes

Florence Area

Piano and Band Instruments

Piano Lesson

Annastasia Brannon

Florence Area

Piano Instructor


Andrew Garner

Florence Area

Teaches Guitar and Rock Band

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Henley Phillips

Teaches Piano, Drums, and Rock Band
Florence Area


Idorenyin Parson

Florence Area

Violin and Piano Instructor


Alexa Cortes-Calderon

Florence Area

Piano and Clarinet Instructor


Yiwen Zhang

Florence Area

Cello Instructor