Meet Our Faculty
Liz is an experienced and encouraging violin teacher who helps her students achieve their musical goals while providing a solid basis in classical violin technique. She says that when students are well-equipped with a good fundamental technique, she is open to incorporating different pieces from all genres (pop, jazz, movie scores, fiddle tunes, and more) into the lessons
M. M., Violin Performance and Graduate Performance Diploma, Park University’s International Center of Music (Parkville, MO); Suzuki teacher registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas; B.S., Rhode Island College (mathematics and violin); additional studies at Longy School of Music. Principle teachers: Ben Sayevich, John Sumerlin, and Eric Rosenblith
Liz Codd has enjoyed an active performing career and has collaborated with a variety of local musicians around the country. She was a member of the St. Joseph Symphony first violin section and a substitute violinist in the Kansas City Symphony. Liz can be heard on world-renowned rapper Tech N9ne’s latest albums, “Something Else” and “Special Effects,” as well as on Boogaloo Seven’s first record “The Basement Beat.” She has attended the Aspen Music Festival (CO), the International Musical Arts Institute (Fryeburg, ME), and the Killington Music Festival (VT). She has also performed in masterclasses for great artists and pedagogues such as Shmuel Ashkenasi and the Borromeo String Quartet. During her studies at Rhode Island College, Liz received the Helen Forman Special Talent Award in Music and performed as a soloist and concertmaster with the Rhode Island College Chamber Orchestra. A dedicated violin instructor, Liz was a faculty member at the Kansas City Suzuki Academy, where she taught private and group Suzuki lessons.