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Philip O.
Lexington, Massachusetts
Learn violin with ease from a seasoned musician and teacher
Professional orchestral and chamber ensemble violinist and experienced teacher offering private instruction to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Whether you or your child are interested in picking up the violin for the first time or are an advanced violinist preparing for music conservatory auditions, I am happy to help.
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Philip has held positions as a member or freelancer with various professional symphony orchestras around the country including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, and many others. He has also performed in hundreds of public concerts and functions as a soloist and an ensemble musician. Philip holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the Crouse String Quartet, Concertmaster of the university symphony orchestra, and a graduate violin teaching assistant. His Bachelor of Music degree is from Western Michigan University. As a competitive chamber ensemble musician he was invited to perform in public masterclasses for various renowned string quartets including the Tokyo Quartet, the Julliard Quartet, the Belcea Quartet, The Pacifica Quartet, the Miro Quartet, and numerous others. Past violin teachers have included members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Hal Grossman, and University of Michigan professor Stephen Shipps. Philip himself has been teaching violin professionally for 14 years. In addition to teaching from his home and local music schools, Philip has also held a variety of other teaching positions. He was a violin teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma, instructing violinists in the university music school, and he has instructed private, group, and ensemble classes for music festivals and events around the country. Philip recently moved to Lexington, Massachusetts. He serves as Vice President of Durham Music Teachers Association, an affiliate of Music Teachers National Association, and freelances with local symphonies. He teaches violin both remotely and in person.

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Master of Music in Violin Performance

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Philip O.
Lexington, Massachusetts
Learn violin with ease from a seasoned musician and teacher
Professional orchestral and chamber ensemble violinist and experienced teacher offering private instruction to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Whether you or your child are interested in picking up the violin for the first time or are an advanced violinist preparing for music conservatory auditions, I am happy to help.
About Philip O.

Philip has held positions as a member or freelancer with various professional symphony orchestras around the country including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, and many others. He has also performed in hundreds of public concerts and functions as a soloist and an ensemble musician. Philip holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the Crouse String Quartet, Concertmaster of the university symphony orchestra, and a graduate violin teaching assistant. His Bachelor of Music degree is from Western Michigan University. As a competitive chamber ensemble musician he was invited to perform in public masterclasses for various renowned string quartets including the Tokyo Quartet, the Julliard Quartet, the Belcea Quartet, The Pacifica Quartet, the Miro Quartet, and numerous others. Past violin teachers have included members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Hal Grossman, and University of Michigan professor Stephen Shipps. Philip himself has been teaching violin professionally for 14 years. In addition to teaching from his home and local music schools, Philip has also held a variety of other teaching positions. He was a violin teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma, instructing violinists in the university music school, and he has instructed private, group, and ensemble classes for music festivals and events around the country. Philip recently moved to Lexington, Massachusetts. He serves as Vice President of Durham Music Teachers Association, an affiliate of Music Teachers National Association, and freelances with local symphonies. He teaches violin both remotely and in person.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2007

Education

Master of Music in Violin Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 3+

Speaks

Has background check

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Philip is an excellent teacher and gave me very heloful pointers on my technique. I am an advanced player and have performed semi-professionally several times but hadn't learned proper technique in the past. I plan to continue with him regularly to improve my technique and skill level.

Posted Feb 19, 2020
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Philip was so friendly and patient, and made my 7 year old very comfortable with her first lesson. He really knew how to speak on her level and his instruction was very positive and motivating. My daughter left the lesson very excited to start practicing what he showed her, and we can't wait till the next lesson!

Posted Nov 1, 2018
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Very helpful person to work with, understanding of my student's transportation difficulties and great about rescheduling. The girl likes him and is learning. Good choice

Posted Jul 16, 2018
Violin Instructor
Jan 2007 - Present
Various positions
Violinist Philip O. has held positions as a member or freelancer with various professional symphony orchestras around the country including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, and many others. He has also performed in hundreds of public concerts and functions as a soloist and an ensemble musician in Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Carolina. Philip holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the Crouse String Quartet, Concertmaster of the university symphony orchestra, and a graduate violin teaching assistant. His Bachelor of Music degree is from Western Michigan University. As a competitive chamber ensemble musician in music school he was invited to perform in public quartet masterclasses for various world renowned string quartets including the Tokyo Quartet, the Julliard Quartet, the Belcea Quartet, The Pacifica Quartet, the Miro Quartet, and numerous others. Past violin teachers have included several members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, OU Professor Hal Grossman, and University of Michigan professor Stephen Shipps. Philip himself has been teaching violin professionally for 12 years. His interest in teaching began at a very young age, as he grew up helping instruct his younger siblings in violin and cello. In addition to teaching from his home and local music schools in North Carolina, Philip has also held a variety of other teaching positions. He was a violin teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma, helping instruct violinists in the university music school, and he has instructed private, group, and ensemble classes for music camps and events in Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. Currently Philip lives in Durham, NC with his wife, Yanjing, a scientist who also plays violin on the side. They regularly play together in weddings, receptions, parties, and other special events. Philip is a sub with the Greensboro Symphony and is teaching in the Raleigh-Durham area from his home and as a private and group instructor with Cary School of Creative Arts, Little Arts & Smarts, and has also taught regularly at The Musicians Learning Center in Raleigh.
Master of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of Oklahoma

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Violin
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Charles St
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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T
W
T
F
S
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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