Phil Hildreth

Phil H.

Lakeland, FL
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Teaching Locations:
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About Phil H.

I have my degree from The Eastman School of Music and have played rock and roll for decades. My joy is bringing people to music and music playing. As Music is an infinite language it has always been an eternal joy to teach and relate to my beloved students what music can say to them and what they can convey to others.

*** Lesson Details ***
"If music is not fun it is useless" I urge my students to play their instruments not practice! I will teach music theory as I teach you any style or all styles. Patience is the key and I am constantly filled with it. You will progress as you learn the ins and outs of your instrument and music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Room setup for lessons, with small keyboard and instruments. Ample parking available, parents can sit in on lessons and waiting area available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student is expected to provide the instrument including full keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***


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13 Reviews
Doug D.
Profile-location-online Online

A great teacher. Patient and wise. He takes me from where I am and finds the next step.

Posted Jun 15, 2021
Doug D.
Profile-location-online Online

A great start.

Posted May 25, 2021
Doris F.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very patient with an eight year old beginner.

Posted Feb 28, 2021
Amie B.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Phil was awesome?

Posted Feb 13, 2021
Chuck D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Phil is very patient and explains anything you have a question about. The time flys by.

Posted Jan 20, 2021
John T.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Learned a lot about my voice in my first in-home lesson. Phil will be a big help in pulling together my keyboarding and vocal skills. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Feb 2, 2020
Brandon D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Phil is very friendly and pleasant. He has a quaint in-home studio that is filled with music books, instruments and art. He really seems to know a lot about music and was very comfortable teaching me. I was very apprehensive before I went to my first lesson but, I quickly began having fun and am looking forward to future lessons with him.

Posted Jan 7, 2020
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

very insightful

Posted Sep 24, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Cameron didn’t like his lesson, he LOVED it. It was his first lesson and Phil was extremely patient. He’s looking forward to future lessons and promises to practice! Thank you, Phil, we think we have a winner that will hopefully take time away from video games.

Posted Jan 27, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Phil is so wonderful. After I retired I wanted to learn to play the flute, so I signed up for 30 minutes. I signed for 30 because you never know if you and the instructor are going to get along. I discovered that while I was in session I did fairly well. But once home alone, I would end up in tears. I decided to go from learning the flute to learning the clarinet. I was afraid I would have to find another teacher, but no. Phil pulled out his clarinet and I have been happy ever since! He has a calm demeanor, never talks down to you, multi-talented and encourages you. I finally had to go from 30 minutes to an hour. I found I would have about 15 minutes of questions on symbols, word meanings, etc.; which only left me 15 minutes of actual music. So this may also be something to think about.

Posted Mar 19, 2017
Yvonne Bryant
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Enjoying the lessons. Phil is very knowledgeable and pleasant.

Posted Sep 28, 2015
Shulamit G.

great teacher

my son has really been enjoying hand drum lessons with phil. he's courteous and kind, and is good at engaging my almost-six year old and keeping him on task. he also is laid back and creates an atmosphere of fun, letting my son take the lead at times and being very collaborative.

Posted May 19, 2013
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Posted Nov 6, 2017

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