Liz Kiger graduated with a Master’s Degree in Performance and Pedagogy from NYU & NYU Langone. She also holds two bachelor’s degrees in Music History and Performance from Goucher College. She has most recently performed as a vocalist in Valletto (Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea) in Berlin, Germany, soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and Juno/The Plaint (Purcell’s The Fairy Queen).
Liz studied violin and viola concurrently under the Benjamin Podolski school for eleven years and has performed professionally with numerous string quartets as well as youth orchestras as principle violist and principle second violin. She teaches violin and viola via the Schradiek and Suzuki methods and has experience working with students ages 4 – 57, via private lessons and through group classes in New York public schools.
Liz loves teaching both classical study of violin as well as Blue Grass and Fiddle music (as a nod to her childhood in West Virginia.) She believes that while violin is a discipline it should also be fun and encourages playing pop music in conjunction with the classical study methods. She believes wholeheartedly in music literacy and all her students learn theory and reading capabilities in conjunction with their study. In her vocal lessons and coachings, Ms. Kiger enjoys working in different styles from Opera to Broadway to Pop and even rock!