Piano, Woodwinds, Brass
Elizabeth Farrell began her music education in 1993 when she started private piano lessons. A year later she joined the instrumental program in her community playing the clarinet. By 8th grade she fully realized music was her passion and has been playing ever since!
In 2002 Elizabeth was accepted to Berklee College of Music for piano which culminated into a Bachelors degree in Music Education. Her professional career began in Connecticut working for a company dedicated to providing music lessons to home schooled children. During that time she taught everything from piano and voice to alto saxophone and baritone horn.
Elizabeth’s next move brought her to the public schools in urban Bridgeport, CT. In Bridgeport, she developed a successful music program in a new school. After only one year, she was chosen to collaborate with the Yale School of Music & Greater Bridgeport Symphony in the Music and Book Writing program. Her students performed the soundtrack and were involved in its composition. Elizabeth also worked closely with the city’s Director of Performing Arts to create an impressive music summer camp.
In 2010 Elizabeth accepted a position in Sarasota Florida as Director of Music at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences. Her mission was to revive and repair a failing program. In just one year, she turned the music department into a success and brought musical interest, passion and excitement back into the lives of it’s students.
In 2011, Elizabeth made the incredibly difficult decision to leave the public and private school systems in order to concentrate on teaching private music lessons from her home studio in Sarasota FL. Since then, Elizabeth Farrell Music has expanded to two locations with multiple professional musicians & educators in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Her dream to offer many different options for music education and training, while bringing the highest quality instruction to local children and adults is in full swing. Her business success has paved way for opportunities to bring extra value not only to her students, but hopefully music students around the world. www.ElizabethFarrellMusic.com is now being groomed to begin engaging users and students digitally. She plans to facilitate everything from free and paid instructional videos, to digital products like smartphone apps and eBooks.
In addition to teaching, Elizabeth plays Bass Clarinet for local wind ensembles and is now the Pianist (and occasional bass clarinetist) for The Pops Orchestra.
What Students are Saying:
“I am a retired teacher (71) who chose to work with Ms Liz Farrell as a voice student. Ms Farrell is an absolutely excellent teacher. She tailored her lessons to my needs as an amateur and made them fun as well as very helpful. She uses all the latest techniques to be sure you have the support you need to practice at home as you prepare for the next lesson.
Working with Ms Farrell will be rewarding for anyone interested in improving their abilities whether they are amateurs, as I, or serious students. She is a fine teacher and I couldn’t recommend her more highly. ”
– Kael F. Kirkpatrick
“I worked with Liz Farrell as the accompanist for the children at Sarasota School for Arts and Sciences on two occasions in the 2010-2011 school year. In rehearsals and in performances she had a no-nonsense delivery that kept the children on task and drew out the very best in their abilities. Liz was able to work with the many personalities within her choral groups and the school bands which she directed as well.
She created an environment of fun and discipline that produced happy and impressive results. It was apparent to me that all of the children liked her and were eager to do their best. The whistles, hollers and happy yelps from the children when Liz was introduced to the audiences at the end of each concert told the whole story. It was a pleasure to work with Liz and watch her working with the students.”
– Mindy Simmons,
Professional Entertainer & Award Winning Singer/songwriter
Over the past year, my son has learned to play piano thanks to Miss Liz. Her use of technology allows him to take lessons while traveling, enhances theory work and creates the desire to compose his own music! So grateful to have Miss Liz inspiring my child’s love of music!
– Jenna O.
“We can’t say enough about Ms. Farrell! We originally started our 13 year old son with trumpet and piano lessons through the summer and then he decided he wanted to focus on piano only. Ms. Farrell is very knowledgeable on all aspects of music. Her caring personality, willingness to teach and great personality made the decision easy to start our 7 year old son in piano lessons as well. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful music teacher and would highly recommend her.”
– Dawn R.
”My twelve-year-old daughter has been receiving voice lessons from Ms. Farrell for four months, and the change I’ve already seen in her has been remarkable. The focused, individual attention she receives from Ms. Farrell has given her the voice control and confidence to truly “let loose” when she sings. I have found Ms. Farrell to be a talented and professional instructor who teaches with unwavering patience- an absolute must for my easily-frustrated daughter. Highly recommended!”
– Summer M.
“Ms. Farrell has amazed us beyond words. She has been a wonderful influence and positive role model in our daughters Junior High School experience. Ms. Farrell’s guidance has helped her realize success comes with hard work, practice and dedication. She has encouraged and fostered the love of music and helped our daughter gain confidence in herself. Ms. Farrell’s love and passion for music has been such an inspiration that we started with voice lessons, but have now included piano!”– Keleigh W.
“She is a wonderful piano teacher. I’m an older student and she is very patient with me and extremely knowledgeable. She makes the lessons challenging yet fun all while having a very sweet disposition.”-Ken T.”Elizabeth is a wonderful teacher. She is always willing to help, give neat little tricks to make learning easier and has a great disposition. I am really happy and satisfied with Elizabeth and glad I chose her for my piano teacher.”
– Helen J.