Liz Codd is a violinist and Suzuki violin teacher originally from Rhode Island, now residing in Worcester, MA. She earned her Master of Music in Violin Performance and Graduate Performance Diploma studying with Ben Sayevich at Park University’s International Center of Music, a small conservatory just outside Kansas City, MO.
For the last 7 years Liz lived in Kansas City where she maintained an active performing career and collaborated with a variety of local musicians. She was a member of the St. Joseph Symphony first violin section, and a substitute violinist in the Kansas City Symphony. She can be heard on world-renowned rapper Tech N9ne’s latest albums “Something Else” and “Special Effects” as well as on The Freedom Affair's first record "The Basement Beat". Laura Vernaci of KC Metropolis, Kansas City’s Online Journal of the Arts, wrote that Codd plays with “divine fluidity.”
Liz began violin at the age of 5 using the Suzuki method and is now a Suzuki teacher herself. Last year she was a faculty member at the Kansas City Suzuki Academy and now she teaches for Indian Hill Music.
Back in May of 2009, Liz graduated summa cum laude from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor's in mathematics. She is a National Merit Scholar as well as a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Pi Mu Epsilon (U.S. honorary national mathematics society). While attending Rhode Island College Liz studied violin with John Sumerlin. She received the Christopher Mitchell Award in Mathematics, the CRC Freshman Chemistry Award, and the Helen Forman Special Talent Award in Music and performed as a soloist and concertmaster with the Rhode Island College Chamber Orchestra.
In 2009 and 2010 Liz studied with Eric Rosenblith at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. Liz has attended the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen CO, the International Musical Arts Institute in Fryeburg ME, and the Killington Music Festival in Killington, VT. She has performed in masterclasses for great artists and pedagogues such as Shmuel Ashkenasi and the Borromeo String Quartet.
Our family thinks very highly of Liz Codd as a musician, teacher and person. Each time we met, I felt like my daughter not only moved forward in whatever piece she was working on, but also learned valuable skills that built the foundation for her to be a strong violinist. While Liz was always extremely professional and kept us on track, my daughter also had fun in her lessons and left with a confidence in how she was developing as a musician. Liz had a way to individualize lesson plans so that it was realistic, yet pushed them along and kept her students engaged regardless of the age or skill level. She was always positive, encouraging and the type of teacher that we wish our daughter would have in many other settings as well! "Liz was really fun and taught me so much about the violin!" - Ellie, age 9