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Jodi Farrell

Ventura County Director

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Jodi Farrell has been a music instructor here in Ventura for the past 28 years. She teaches music lessons in voice, guitar, and piano to both beginners and experienced performers.

Aside from private music lessons, Jodi also spent 11 years teaching an evening vocal performance class at Ventura County Community College, and as a member of National Association of Teachers of Singers, she participated as an adjudicator for many of their performance competitions.

Jodi has received the honored title and award of "Best Music Teacher in Ventura County" from the VC Reporter poll 2010, 2011 and has remained in the top three each year since. In 2019, Jodi, once again, received 1st place honors and award for "Best Music Teacher in Ventura County" in VC Reporter’s poll with a repeat win in 2020 & 2021. She was also awarded the City of Ventura’s "2016 Mayor’s Art Award for Arts Educator," an award presented to an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching.

Her students have achieved recognition and awards for their participation in local competitions, such as the Spotlight Awards and National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Jodi even has students performing in international touring bands and a few alumni on the great stages of Broadway (Sara Jean Ford).

The most valuable asset Jodi brings to her students is the fact that she herself is also a professional performer. Jodi is a long time singer songwriter. She fronted a blues band, The Front Street Prophets, and performed with TreCoustics, a local Ventura County acoustic rock band that offered beautiful three-part harmonies while playing both originals and classic covers.

Jodi’s duo with Jim Rankin currently performs throughout Ventura County. Jodi has also performed internationally in Taiwan at their yearly memorial music concert at Taiwan University. Jodi is always looking for new and exciting performance opportunities.

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