Lisa Dodakian has been playing violin since the age of 3. She studied classical violin with Diana Tillson, who was a protege of the great Shinichi Suzuki, founder of the Suzuki Method. She earned her BA from Vassar College. In addition to classical music, she does live performances and record in a wide range of musical genres, including rock, pop, blues, jazz, funk, and has shared the stage and studio with Grammy winning artists such as Tom Chapin, Peter Yarrow, David Amram, Noel Paul Stookey and many others.
Drawing from this stylistically diverse experience, she encourages students to play music that they enjoy, while teaching the fundamentals of proper mechanics, tone, sight reading, music theory, and promotes self-expression through improvisation and composition.
Lisa has over a decade of experience teaching privately and in schools throughout New York and Connecticut.