Dr. Elizabeth MacCorquodale
Mountain View, CA
Dr. Elizabeth MacCorquodale

Dr. Elizabeth M.

Mountain View, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.

About Dr. Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth MacCorquodale's students have performed in such acclaimed venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Teatro Paco de la Musica in Rome, Wigmore Hall in London and Citi Field. Many of Dr. MacCorquodale’s students have received top scores in the Royal Conservatory of Music, the 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 students have also 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.

She regularly performs with the Santa Cruz Symphony and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. 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. For more info please go to elizabethmaccorquodale dot com


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My main instrument is piano/violin, and I have taken a year of violin lessons during my composition studies in Austria. I wanted to focus on my string instrument writing and also develop my violin playing skills (at the age of 33!).

Dr. Elizabeth proved herself to be a great teacher, who didn't only make my lessons fun (believe me, it's not that easy when you are at a certain age), but also made made things very interesting to me by relating the techniques I learned to string instrument writing (which is an amazing experience for a composer!).

Sometimes when I arrived early for my lessons, I observed Dr. Elizabeth with children and talked to some of the students' parents. They all speak highly of her and are very happy with their children's musical development.

I am (also) a music teacher at UC Berkeley, and have seen all kinds of teachers throughout my career and I can confidently say that you can't go wrong with Dr. Elizabeth. I still continue my weekly lessons and am amazed how much I've developed as a violinist since we started working together.

Thank you Dr. Elizabeth, see you next week!

Posted Sep 12, 2019
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Elizabeth is the best out there. She started teaching my nine year old about a year and a half ago. She is encouraging, fun, energetic, and incredibly talented and patient. Our daughter has learned so much and developed a new love of her Violin that with previous teachers was missing. We have never had a teacher our whole family loves seeing every week as much as her. Our daughter has improved so much and it is all thanks to the encouragement and skill that Elizabeth gives each lesson. She is one of a kind and an incredible teacher. We cannot recommend or thank her enough.

Posted Aug 2, 2019


Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Stony Brook University

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