Shannon Farley has taught violin and viola privately since 2002, and holds a M.M. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied violin with Professor Tyrone Greive. As an undergraduate, Shannon studied visual arts and violin performance at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she studied violin with Professor Mark Bjork and viola with Minnesota Orchestra violist Tom Turner. Shannon is trained in Suzuki Viola books 1-7 and Suzuki Violin books 1-8. In addition to teaching, Shannon plays in a variety of local and regional music ensembles including: the Dubuque Symphony, La Crosse Symphony, Fresco Opera, and LunArt Music Festival and The Underground Chamber Collective of Madison.