Ms. Franzeli Sharp

Violin Teacher, Parent

Franzeli Sharp

SAA Member


Louisville, KY
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Franzeli Sharp’s love for the violin began at age six when she started Suzuki Violin lessons. She was granted a scholarship to the University of Louisville to study violin in 1996. She holds a BA in Music. Her teaching career began in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1996 with individualized lessons for children ages three through fourteen. In 2001, she started teaching in Louisville and decided that teaching the Suzuki Method was her choice as a career. Franzeli has held positions at Wheeler Elementary, Golden Tree Middle School and the Waldorf School of Louisville. She currently teaches Suzuki violin at The Arts Institute at Indiana University Southeast, at the Louisville Classical Academy and at the University of Louisville, School of Music Community Music Program where she has taught since 2001.
Franzeli has completed and registered Suzuki Teacher Training from Introductory levels through Book Ten with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has observed classes to review training every year. Franzeli’s short term teacher trainers and mentors who have influenced and inspired her teaching include; Linda Steig, Kimberly Meir-Simms, Moshe Neuman, Edmund Sprunger, William Starr (observation), Sherry Hofmeister (childhood private teacher), Carol Hughes, Roger Steig, Timothy (Terry) Durbin and Hiroko Driver-Lippman. Franzeli has been a Suzuki Mom since her daughter started to play the violin in 2003.