Foundations for Music Reading
Faith Farr

Faith Farr is a cello teacher and free-lance player in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota. With more than 35 years of teaching experience, Faith welcomes students of all ages (pre-school to retirement) and levels (never-ever to concerto). She has special expertise in helping students who are eager but have difficulty with basics.

Faith provides students with a wide range of cello experiences:

  • solo performances several times a year
  • participation in cello ensembles
  • thorough instruction in music reading and theory through her self-published string-based curriculum.

Faith teaches at her home studio in North Oaks, having retired from the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis after 34 years of service. She is active on the board of the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA) and has served on the board of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota (SAM). She has published articles in the American Suzuki Journal and in String Notes, the Journal of MNSOTA. With Brian Wicklund she co-authored American Fiddle Method for Cello, and for Viola, published by Mel Bay. She has been a guest clinician for many programs including the American Suzuki Institute at Stevens Point, Wisconsin. In 1996, Faith was honored by MNSOTA with their Master Teacher Award.

Faith is a founding member of the Minnesota Sinfonia, a professional orchestra that specializes in school and community programs.

Her education includes degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the University of Minnesota, with additional study in Suzuki pedagogy and Dalcroze pedagogy.