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 violin teaching positions at Wheeler Elementary, Golden Tree Middle School, Waldorf School of Louisville and the Arts Institute at Indiana University Southeast. She currently teaches Suzuki Violin at the University of Louisville School of String Preparatory Center where she has taught since 2001 and teaches Suzuki Violin at Sanders Public Elementary School through the University of Louisville Weisburg Endowment Program since 2017.
Franzeli has completed and registered Suzuki Teacher Training from Introductory levels through Book Ten with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she has observed classes to review training and has taken teacher training twice for Books 2-4 and Book 8. 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, Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin and Hiroko Driver-Lippman. Franzeli has been a Suzuki Mom since her daughter started to play the violin in 2003.