Graduate Certificate in Music and Autism
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston, MA 02215
Master of Music in Music Education
Boston University, Boston, MA, 02215
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, NH, 03824
Applying Universal Design forLearning to Music Instruction
Adapting or Modifying Musical Notation
Adapting or Modifying Instruments
Delivery of Music Education Instruction
Facilitation of Workshops and Presentations on Special Needs and Music Education
Consultations on Inclusive Music Teaching Techniques
Workshops and Presentations
Fard, S. (2020, April). Inclusive Guitar Techniques. Presentation at Berklee's Arts Better The Lives of Everyone, Boston, MA (virtual)
Fard, S. (2020, October). Music Literacy: Who Are We Including? Presentation for New York Music Educator's Association, New York, NY (virtual)
Fard, S. (2019, October). Guitar Class for Students with Disabilties. Presentation at New Hampshire Music Educator Association's October Music Fest, Manchester, NH.
Fard, S. (2019, July). Inclusive Music Education: Adapting The Music Class For Students With Special Needs. Course at Massachusett's Teacher Association Summer Professional Development, Burlington, MA.
Fard, S. (2019, April). Music Literacy: Who Are We Including? Presentation at Berklee's Arts Better The Lives of Everyone, Boston, MA
Fard, S. (2019, April). Inclusive Guitar Techniques. Presentation at Berklee's Arts Better The Lives of Everyone, Boston, MA
Fard, S. (2019, March). Guitar Class for Students With Disabilities. Presentation at Massachusetts Music Educator's Association Conference, Boston, MA.
Fard, S. (2019, February). Guitar Class for Students with Disabilities. Presentation at VSA Study Group, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, Boston, MA.
Fard, S. (2019, January). How the Guitar Elective Can Be the Most Inclusive Class. Webinar for The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, VSA.
Fard, S. (2018, September). Re-framing Guitar Education for the Inclusive Classroom. Presentation at Conversation on Music, Boston University, Boston, MA
Fard, S. (2018, August). How the Guitar Elective Can Be the Most Inclusive Class. Presentation at VSA Intersections, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Atlanta, GA.
Fard, S. (2018, April). Smoke on the Water and Beyond: How the Guitar Elective Can Be the Most Inclusive Class. Presentation at ABLE Assembly, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, Boston, MA.
Fard, S. (2018, February). Guitar Class for Students with Disabilities. Presentation at VSA Study Group, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, Boston, MA.
Longy School of Music of Bard College: 2020-present
Teach graduate courses in curriculum, identity and culture in music education, and adapted music
Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music: October 2017-present
Observe and evaluate private lessons program
Consult instructors on teaching strategies
Coordinator of Berklee's United Sound collegiate chapter: adapting music lessons for adult beginners in brass and woodwind instruments
Instruct group and private lessons in Berklee ABLE Summer Sessions program
Medford High School: September 2014-present
Teach high school percussion, guitar, music appreciation, music technology
Teach after school clubs in elementary chorus, high school rock band, and songwriting
Develop curriculum for music technology, guitar class and guitar ensemble classes
Cambridgeport School: September 2013-June 2014
Teach k-4 general music and chorus
Substitute teach for middle school chorus and general music when needed
St. Bridget School: Band Teacher October 2012-June 2013
Teach melodic and rhythmic concepts to elementary and middle school instrumental students
Instruct students in beginning band in sectional and ensemble work
Chenery Middle School: Professional Aide September 2010-June 2013
Aide in inclusion settings for students on the autism spectrum and/or with high anxiety and executive functioning needs.
Work one on one with students for academic support
Teach after school theater and guitar club
Substitute teach for general music, band and choral classes when needed.
Bridgewater Middle School: 8th Grade Music Teacher September 2009- June 2010
Develop and teach lesson plans for 8th grade music in music theory and history
Rehearse musical theater choir for spring production.
Member of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association
Certified k-12 Music Educator in the State of Massachusetts with Professional Status