Phil Wilhelm

Phil W.

Freeburg, IL
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've been teaching private music lessons for nearly 30 years. I taught public school music (beginning band) and then spent 10 years at a university training future music teachers. I run an active studio, direct music at a church and perform regularly. I have a PhD in education with an emphasis in music.

About Phil W.

I've been a professional musician and music teacher for nearly 30 years. I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in music and PhD in education, with an emphasis in music. I've taught students from the ages of 5 to 72.

I've had a successful performing career and have played twice at Carnegie Hall and in the National Conservatory of Music in Ecuador, just to name a few venues. I have recorded music, won song-writing competitions, and have had music published. While I still actively direct music at a thriving church, my passion is in teaching others the love of music.

I believe in teaching and focussing on the fundamentals of music, as it is often overlooked by many teachers. Once the basic skills are learned, musicians can apply the same skill sets to other literature.

I look forward to helping you develop your talent.


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Director of Music
Oct 2001 - Present

O'Fallon UCC

Direct entire music program, ensembles and play for services.

Private Music Instructor
Aug 1992 - Present

In Home Studio

Teach music lessons.

Music Professor
Sep 2002 - Jun 2012

McKendree University

Ran the music education program, training future music teachers. Directed numerous musical ensembles.

Music Teacher
Aug 1997 - Jun 2002

Various School Districts

Taught music classes and directed ensembles.


PhD in Education (emphasis music education)
Aug 2005 - Jun 2008

Northcentral University

Masters in Music Education
Aug 1999 - Jun 2001

Southern Illinois University

Bachelors Music Education
Jul 1992 - Jun 1997

Southern Illinois University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Orff Schulwerk Levels 1, 2 & 3
Jul 2004

Webster University

All 3 levels of the student centered music education courses of Carl Orff.
Missouri State Teaching Certificate
Aug 2002

State of Missouri

Illinois State Teaching Certificate
Jun 1997

State of Illinois

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