Résumé

 
Education

Graduate Certificate in Music and Autism

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston, MA 02215

2018 Graduate

 

Master of Music in Music Education

Boston University, Boston, MA, 02215

2014 Graduate

 

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, NH, 03824

2009 Graduate

  • 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

Specialties
Workshops and Presentations

Fard, S. (2010, October). Music Literacy: Who Are We Including? Presentation at Conversation on Music, Boston University, Boston, MA

 

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.

Teaching Experience

Longy School of Music of Bard College: 2020-present

Cambridge, MA

  •  Teach graduate courses in curriculum, identity and culture in music education, and adapted music

Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music: October 2017-present

Boston, MA

  • 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

Medford, MA

  • 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

Cambridge, MA

  • 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

Framingham, MA

  • 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

Belmont, MA

  • 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

Bridgewater, MA

  • Develop and teach lesson plans for 8th grade music in music theory and history

  • Rehearse musical theater choir for spring production.

Certifications 

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Memberships

  •  Member of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association

  • Certified k-12 Music Educator in the State of Massachusetts with Professional Status