Liz is a violinist and violin teacher originally from Providence, Rhode Island and now residing in Kansas City, MO. She earned her Master of Music in Violin Performance studying with Ben Sayevich at Park University’s International Center of Music in Parkville, MO. She also earned her Graduate Performance Diploma at the same institution.
Liz plays at many musical events in the Kansas City Metro area, public and private, and collaborates with a variety of local musicians. She is 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”. Of a recent solo performance, Laura Vernaci of KC Metropolis, Kansas City’s Online Journal of the Arts, wrote that Codd plays with “divine fluidity.” As of this fall, Liz is the new director of the Strings Program at St. Therese North School. She teaches private violin lessons there as well as out of her home.
Back in May of 2009, Liz graduated summa cum laude from Rhode Island College with a degree 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 (2007, 2008), the International Musical Arts Institute in Fryeburg, ME (2010, 2011), and the Killington Music Festival in Killington, VT (2012). She has performed in masterclasses for great artists and pedagogues such as Shmuel Ashkenasi and the Borromeo String Quartet.
All Ages and Levels - Children and Adults!
Liz is an experienced and encouraging violin teacher in the Kansas City area. She offers weekly private lessons combined with a monthly group class and works individually with students (ages 3 and up) to achieve their musical goals while providing a solid basis in classical violin technique.
Liz began violin at the age of 5 using the Suzuki method, and just this summer she trained with certified Suzuki teacher trainer Esther Fellows to become a Suzuki teacher registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Once students are well-equipped with basic technique Liz is very open to incorporating different pieces from all genres (pop, jazz, movie scores, fiddle tunes, etc) into the lessons.
To find out more or to schedule a trial lesson, fill out the Contact Form.
“Liz has been a wonderful violin teacher for my daughter. She is patient, but doesn’t let her slack if she can see my daughter is capable of more. She also makes lessons entertaining, so that we look forward to our weekly visit.” –Starr, mother of current student
“My daughter Violet is one of Liz’s violin students and during her time with Liz she has grown so much. Violet has learned to trust herself, to be patient, and that hard work and discipline pay off in a big way. Liz is warm and accessible and my daughter loves her lessons.” –Kara, mother of current student
“Liz is a very caring individual, talented in music and a very beautiful violinist. I have learned a great amount about violin technique from Liz. My playing has improved since studying under Liz. I would highly recommend her as a violin teacher. Liz has high standards in her life and it shows in the lives of her students. When I move out of state I will continue to have her as a violin teacher via Skype. I have had the honor of hearing Liz perform at Park University on several different occasions, and it was magnificent. [Liz], I love the violin, because of you!” –Jackie, current student
“Liz has always been very professional and has the ability to adjust her teaching style to the learning aptitudes of our two children. We have seen solid progress not only in their abilities but also in other areas such as conquering the fear of playing in front of others at recitals.” –Dave, father of two current students
“I feel lucky to have found Liz Codd as my violin instructor when I lived in Kansas. She not only is a great violinist but she teaches with good technique and with tremendous patience. I truly appreciate her guidance and expertise.” –Harriet, former student
For Your Wedding, Reception, or Other Special Event!
In addition to solo performing, Liz often performs as part of a violin and piano duet with pianist Sean Martinez, as well as string trios and quartets. Liz and her colleagues will book weddings, birthdays, receptions, private concerts, and other special events within about an hour of downtown Kansas City, MO.
These classical ensembles will add an elegant and entertaining atmosphere to your event and will delight you and your guests.
If you’d like to have live classical music at your wedding ceremony, reception, or any other special event, fill out the Contact Form with the date and details about your upcoming event and Liz will get back to you to discuss it further.
Calendar of public performances coming soon...
More Audio Coming Soon...
Live Broadcast of Park University's 2015 Young Artist Showcase
Violin Sonata in A Major, Allegretto ben moderato, Cesar Franck
Liz Codd – Violin, Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich – Piano
Liz comes on stage at minute marker 14:52
For more information, please fill out the contact form below and Liz will get back to you as soon as possible!