Meet the Artist

John Farrell is an award-winning performing artist and writer who works with students, teachers and families in schools and at community events throughout the United States and around the world. He has performed in the US, Canada, Ireland and Japan. John combines his skills as a singer, songwriter, storyteller and author with his experience as a teacher to create educational and irresistibly entertaining programs for children.

John received a Master's Degree in Creative Arts in Education from Lesley College. He worked as a special education teacher before joining Macmillan / McGraw-Hill Publishing Company where he became the Executive Producer of "Songs and Stories." This major audiocassette program incorporates music and storytelling into the instructional strategies included in the McGraw-Hill reading series. John has also had articles published in professional journals in the U.S. and Japan.

He is frequently asked to make presentations at conferences and meetings, including: Arizona Young Authors Conference; Association of English Teachers, Tokyo, Japan; Association of English Teachers, Osaka, Japan; Association of Educators of Young Children; Galway Teachers Center, Ireland; Massachusetts Reading Association; New England Reading Association; New York State Reading Association; Southwest International Reading Association; Wakayama Early Childhood Association, Japan; International Reading Association 2000, Indianapolis

John is often joined in concert and on recordings by members of his family. His wife, Ann Marie, is a kindergarten teacher at Taconic Hills Elementary School in Hillsdale, New York. They have five children: Katien, Jack, Maggie, and twins Colleen and Patrick. The Farrells live in Hillsdale, N.Y. during the school year and spend their summers on Prince Edward Island in Canada.

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