A dedicated teacher as well as performer, Dr. MacCorquodale has been actively involved in the training of young violinists and pianists in NYC and abroad. She currently maintains a private violin/piano studio in the California Bay Area, and serves on the faculty of the New Mozart School in Palo Alto and performs with the Santa Cruz Symphony. Dr. MacCorquodale has previously held the positions as instructor for Stony Brook University Pre-College, the Herald School of Music and the Joyous School of Music in New York. She has also coached undergraduate chamber music and private undergraduate violin lessons at Stony Brook University in New York.

Through her work as an instructor, Elizabeth has built up a studio of very talented musicians, some who have performed in such acclaimed venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and Citi Field. Many of Dr. MacCorquodale’s students have received top scores in New York State School Music Association Exams (NYSSMA), the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Exams (ABRSM) and others have been accepted into top universities in the country such as NYU, Bard University, Juilliard Pre-College and Rutgers University.

Her most dedicated students have been featured in broadcasts for radio and TV stations including FOX News, the Don Francisco Show on NBC, the Harry Connick Jr. Show on Fox, SAT. 1 TV in Germany, for President Obama at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony, Good Morning America on ABC News.

My work as a teaching artist has brought me a significant amount of experience in the training of young musicians of all levels, from beginners to university level. It is my goal to bring out the greatest potential in every student by tailoring every lesson towards the direct needs of each individual student. By learning the violin and piano, students develop skills in creative thinking, problem solving, communication and a stronger work ethic. Skills outside of music will be empowered such as public speaking, self-discipline, time management and self-confidence. The potential of every child is unlimited. I am open to anyone who has the desire to learn an instrument. I am trained to work with students of all ages and aim to build a love of music, good work habits and outstanding achievement in every student beyond their expectations. As a Suzuki teacher, I am trained to work with the youngest of musicians in a fun and nurturing way. I focus on establishing a solid technical foundation and work with the student to achieve their individual goals.

Contact Dr. Elizabeth

Dr. Elizabeth is currently accepting students in the South Bay Area.