About Me

Farah Joan Fard is a writer and media producer.

She currently writes for Sonicbids, The Arts Fuse, CollegeXpress, Blast Magazine, Blast Bombshell, Tom Tom Magazine, xoJane, and more. She also completed a set of interviews, revolving around working in the music industry, which you may find here. This was inspired by feeling very uninspired, following two sequential layoffs.

Her collaborations have been featured on radio shows such as Citywide Blackout and Cincy Plugged In, and her work with the 2012 Rethink Music Conference was used on sites such as The Huffington Post. She drums in an indie jazz band led by Sarah Fard, who was named a finalist in the RAW Artist Awards in Boston in 2011, and was listed as Citywide Blackout’s Best of 2012 Performances.

She has produced mainly educational media and music, audio, and video. She’s worked with notable clients and titles such as Scholastic, Weekly Reader, Disney, and Epic Records. She currently geeks out over the imagination law, as she works with intellectual property for music, art, and language products.

She is a 2009 graduate from Emerson College, where she majored in media production, focusing on music through Berklee College. As a student she wrote for the Berkeley Beacon, and was a member of Emerson Peace and Social Justice. She lent a hand in art design for student films, and interned in various studios. She also began coordinating press coverage for many shows and artists while a student. She has since worked with artists such as The Police, Andy Summers, Creed Bratton, She & Him, Kimbra, Karmin, Andrew Dawson, Doe Paoro, and more.

This blog is named after her favorite rudiment, the paradiddle. She would have named the site after something else she likes, but didn’t want to name it Star Wars, Baked Goods, Cats! Dot com.

You may contact her via this contact form. She’ll get back to you as soon as she is done writing in third person.

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi. I am a music teacher at the high school level. I am teaching a music industry class and would like any advice or links you could give me. I have no curriculum, books or anything like that. However, all students have laptops for internet access.

    • Hi, Heather!
      Thank you so much for checking out the blog. My sister, Sarah, is also a music teacher!
      Feel free to check out the interviews I posted here for some ideas:


      I’ve found that first hand resources and primary sources to be the most telling, which is why I decided to start the blog. If you have more questions, feel free to email me through the contact page.


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