Dianne Finnegan Wilson

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Originally from Metropolitan Chicago, Dianne Finnegan Wilson received her liberal arts education from Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, where the focus of her studies was music education. She achieved her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Pedagogy with a minor in piano at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, in 1969.


During her years of balancing career responsibilities with home and children, Ms. Wilson enjoyed several diverse opportunities in the areas of education, music, and theater and later studied advanced vocal technique with Margarita Evans, of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Her musical performance background includes solo work, as well as participation in numerous choral groups and musical theater.


Other musical endeavors have found her directing high school music classes and choirs, community theater musicals, and church choral groups. Wilson brought over fifty years of teaching experience to Music for Life, and in addition to offering piano and vocal instruction, she implemented “Minnesingers”, a singing group for children, ages seven through twelve.  Her student roster included beginning and intermediate musicians of vocal and piano studies from the ages of seven through eighty, with the premise, “Learning to make beautiful music has no age limit.

She was a beloved teacher, co-worker, friend, and mentor to all who knew her and she is sorely missed.

Dianne was an author as well as a teacher.  Her devotional books are still available on amazon via the following links: