Cordi, owner of The Strings Connection, divides her time between running the shop and teaching violin and viola lessons. Cordi has a Bachelor’s in Music from the Hartt College of Music where she studied under the Russian master Raphael Bronstein  and a Master’s Degree in violin performance from The Juilliard School where she studied with Dorothy Delay. She continued studies in string technique with George Neikrug, a proponent of D.C. Dounis’s ideas regarding playing with a relaxed technique. As a member of the Madison String Quartet, she was an Artist-in-Residence at Colgate University and Hamilton College, where she conducted the String Orchestra and taught music theory and violin. The quartet recorded for The Musical Heritage Society as well as other labels.

Cordi enjoys teaching students of all ages and as a member of MTAC, is able to offer students the opportunity to participate in the Certificate of Merit program if they wish. Two recitals a year provide more performance experience for the students.