Atticus Finn has been teaching music for several years in various capacities. He started his career as a private music teacher, teaching private voice, piano, guitar, percussion, and music theory lessons. Atticus believes his biggest take-aways from these experiences is the opportunity to teach students one-on-one and develop meaningful and long lasting relationships with students. Atticus feels these relationships help him build bridges into their instruction and allows him to better differentiate their instruction to their lessons. He has experience performing and teaching in the following genres: pop, rock, classical, choral literature, country, and musical theatre.
In his current educational practices, Atticus strives to provide his students with an experience focused music education, which is centered around enriching musical experiences and deep level thinking with the students interest at the core. He always encourages his students to think more deeply about their educational experiences. His goal in every lesson is to invite students to discuss what they are learning, which helps him adjust his teaching.
Atticus has studied in Japan and England, where he has studied the role of music in disaster recovery, as well as studied cathedral music in alongside world famous choirs. These studies have given Atticus some context on how music plays a role in different cultures.
Atticus is currently the choral director at Midlothian High School, where he teaches choir, piano labs, and two competitive show choir groups.