Phillip Fullerton
Oak Island, NC
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Phillip Fullerton

Phillip F.

Oak Island, NC
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Phillip teaches any level from ages 4-100. Anyone can learn at any age.
These lesson will, in a methodical way, teach you the skills you need to play piano. The only thing keeping you from reaching your potential is starting lessons. Lessons are geared to your speed of learning and needs.

About Phillip F.

I am a pianist and singer who started learning to play the piano at age 6, and I love teaching all students of all experience levels. Growing up I competed and placed highly in many competitions including playing with the Symphony Orchestra in my home town of Spartanburg, SC after winning it's concerto competition at the age of 17. In college I took piano from Dr. Charles Fugo at the University of South Carolina and also started taking voice lessons from Tonya Currier and Walter Cuttino. While still in college I worked with The South Carolina Opera company for a season as a member of the ensemble and as Chorus Master.
Professionally, I have worked with different theater and opera companies as a lead actor and as a musician. I have also worked in many different church positions as a musician and singer.
I have many years of teaching experience with piano at all experience levels.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have experience teaching since 1995 while I was still in college. I primarily use Alfred and "Faber & Faber" piano methods for beginners. I teach how to read music, understand the theory behind the music, and the technique needed in a patient atmosphere at the pace of the student. I also teach you how the piano works and the different types of pianos as well as the history of keyboards used for different classical music. The lessons are geared toward the goals of the student no matter what level is desired.
In teaching singing, I will teach you the basics necessary to create a healthy and relaxed sound through technique. With experience singing music ranging from classical to contemporary church music to musical theater, I can teach you how to use the voice in a way that will promote a long time of singing without adding stress to the voice. I will work with any style of music and will give you the technique and confidence needed to become a better singer.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my home studio is a piano and books with big windows to look out. Pianos are an upright piano and an Alesis Synthesiser. For online lessons you will have a clear view of the keyboard as well as myself. It will be like you are the studio with me.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have a piano or an electric keyboard at home for piano lessons. For voice lessons a keyboard is not required but is helpful.

*** Specialties ***
I primarily teach piano in a classical style using either "Faber & Faber" or Alfred Methods for piano lessons.
For voice, I teach all my students to sing in a way that will be the most beneficial to the health of their voice. Doing this is helpful to all styles of singing.

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Sunil A.
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Phillip has a great Zoom camera/audio setup and is very well prepared!

Posted May 26, 2020
Akhila
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Helped my daughter with her goals, she was comfortable and very happy with the guidance. She is looking forward to the next class.

Posted May 17, 2020
Shivani B.
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Phillip is an AMAZING instructor! We couldn't have asked for a better teacher than Phillip for our girls. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, but he also knows how to engage and challenge both my kids in a way that suits them. They love him as a teacher and eagerly wait for their session with him. Thank you Phillip

Posted May 8, 2020
John J.
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Phillip is a wonderful teacher!

Posted May 6, 2020
Robert
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I just finished taking some lessons with Phillip. He is great instructor! I left each lesson with exercises based on what we covered in the lesson. I am a beginner singer and I found that his explainations easy to follow and helpful. I already have seen improvement in the few lessons we have had! I highly reccomend Phillip if you are looking to taking lessons.

Posted Apr 26, 2020
Victor
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Phillip is a great teacher. You will not be disappointed.

Posted Apr 20, 2020
James
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Great lesson! Lots of good advice, and keen insight!

Posted Apr 18, 2020
Shyla & Anaiya G.
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Amazing instructor! My kids loved working with Phillip. He is very knowledgeable and encouraging ... Thanks Phillip!

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Shivani B.
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Posted Apr 10, 2020
Leonardo King
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Really good setup for online and very professional. I have had two lessons so far and both are informative and really helpful.

Posted Apr 4, 2020
Alani
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Philip is very honest, fun, constructive. I have grown so much with him being my teacher. If he knows you can hit a note, best believe you are hitting that note! Such an encourager and a knowledgeable musician.

Posted Apr 3, 2020
Nicholas
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Posted Mar 28, 2020
Jasmine K.
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Just had a wonderful first lesson with Phillip! I'm so glad that I took the chance to learn piano online with him, perfect setup for a smooth learning environment, very kind, skilled, organized, and fun teacher to have. I'm looking forward to next week's lesson already!

Posted Mar 18, 2020
Aleksandr
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Posted Mar 6, 2020
Al A.
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Hello Philip, only Tuesday’s at 8:00 A.M. works for me.

Posted Mar 5, 2020
Glenn
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Great mix of fun and work. Good goal setting.

Posted Feb 27, 2020
Sara
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Posted Feb 24, 2020
Dillion S.
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for sure an amazing teacher, he really takes time to get to know his students, and help them thru whatever they need to work on, and is all around really fun to work with, I would totally reccomend

Posted Jan 24, 2020
Glenn
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Really good repore

Posted Jan 24, 2020
Renee M.

Phillip was wonderful with my 11 year old boy. Pick an amazing song that showcased his voice very well! Picking the song is half the battle. My son got the part and we will definitely use Phillip again.

Posted Jan 15, 2020
Andrew R.
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Posted Jan 9, 2020
Ernest
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Posted Dec 29, 2019
Sarah
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I have been making slow, but steady progress with Phillip this year. I received piano lessons from my children as a Christmas gift last year and it made my heart fill with Joy! I cannot imagine anyone else willing to work with me in such a kind, encouraging, and understanding way. He is great with kids, but he is exceptional with the older generation, as well! Choose wisely, choose Phillip!

Posted Nov 24, 2019
Birdie
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Awesome! Phillip makes learning the piano easy.

Posted Nov 19, 2019
Camilo M.

Interesting to see myself, my singing described by him.

Posted Nov 16, 2019
Camilo M.
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Posted Nov 14, 2019
Rima
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Posted Nov 13, 2019
Gerard M.
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My first class with Phillip was simply awesome enjoyed every minute it. Cant wait for the next one. He is very experienced teacher.

Posted Oct 30, 2019
jason
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Phillip is very friendly and helpful. He makes you feel very comfortable when singing.

Posted Sep 28, 2019
Masuda F.
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Posted Sep 19, 2019
Alison B.
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First lesson went over really well now I actually know where my vocal range starts and could go in future. which is fantastic.

Posted Sep 12, 2019
Mary
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I am an older student just starting beginner piano lessons online. Phillip was wonderful! He explained everything and moved at a pace that I could keep up with. I can't wait until my next lesson.

Posted Sep 9, 2019
Celia S.
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AMAZING TEACHER!! he has been such a please to play piano with and learn from thank you phillip

Posted Sep 4, 2019
Nicole S.
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My kids had a wonderful learning time with Phillip.We like the new thing he brought to the kids,about his undestanding of the music,the style of the composers and the skills deal with some certain notes.
Also with his help the kids set up their new goals and were introduced a more balanced training methods and books.We'd like to cooperate with his tutoring to help kids achieve it.

Posted Aug 19, 2019
Dillion S.
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A very supportive instructor and he is easy to talk to and will try hard to help you reach any goal you set for yourself, I highly recommend him I'd give him more than 5 stars if I could

Posted Aug 15, 2019
Renee M.
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really nice

Posted Jul 30, 2019
Neil G.
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Very good at explaining topics in depth.

Posted Jul 27, 2019
Nicole C.
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Today was my first lesson with Phillip and I very much enjoyed it! A true professional. He also has an excellent set-up for online lessons. I'm looking forward to continuing with my lessons.

Posted Jul 25, 2019
Rafi & Nosson H.
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He tailors the exercises to really focus on the needed nuances!

Posted Jul 18, 2019
Scael ..
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Verbose

Posted Jul 13, 2019
Alani
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Amazing!

Posted Jul 6, 2019
Neil G.
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Posted Jul 2, 2019
Alani
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Awesome first lesson!

Posted Jun 22, 2019
Jacob M.
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Posted Jun 12, 2019
Kisha ..
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My first online lesson and I can already sense this style of learning is the right fit for me. I work full time and this allows me to do both. Phillip is an easy teacher to work with. Very patient. So far I am pleased. Thanks Kisha

Posted Jun 12, 2019
Jinhua G.
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Very good, Start working on breathing and basic skills that exactly I needed. I m practice everything Philip told me. I believe I start at right place. Building my fundamentals. I m very greatful to find a right teacher. Feels like mentor.

Posted Jun 7, 2019
Andrew R.
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Phillip has been an extremely effective and professional instructor, with a sterling personality that makes lessons go by in no time flat. Lessons are well considered, and there's a genuine dialogue about what seems to work and what doesn't. I was nervous selecting an online teacher, but I've been pleased and most importantly musically fulfilled since beginning with Phillip and look forward to each week's lesson.

Posted Jun 6, 2019
Celia S.
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if you want a great easy experience take phillilp he is great to learn from and has good recommendations

Posted Jun 5, 2019
Loyce S.
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Phillip is enthusiastic and encouraging

Posted May 19, 2019
Celia S.
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great teaching

Posted May 15, 2019
Loyce S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Phillip is a treasure chest of knowledge

Posted May 4, 2019
Ronald
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Posted Apr 30, 2019
Loyce S.
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Phillip's easy/going manner makes for a smooth lesson

Posted Apr 27, 2019
Anthony R.
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awesome teacher, even more awesome pianist, I feel totally comfortable and happy with his ability to turn me into as good a piano player as I want to be no matter how high I want to go

Posted Apr 25, 2019
Jonathan
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Greta teacher.

Posted Apr 11, 2019
Pauline Beattie
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Enjoyed my first lesson. Great teacher.looking forward for the next one

Posted Apr 10, 2019
Andrew R.
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Posted Apr 4, 2019
Masuda F.
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Posted Mar 14, 2019
Rima
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Best instructor ever! Very kind and patient. Thank you Phillip!

Posted Feb 20, 2019
Hui F.
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Phillip is a great teacher, kind, encouraging and experienced. He really knows how to make a student comfortable and loving music. He has been helping my younger daughter prepare piano competition online, starting from song selection to now perfect her piece. He is not only teaching her how to play the piece but also to understand the music theory associated with the piece, as well as the needed techniques and practice to master the piece correctly. My daughter enjoys very much learning from Phillip and gradually gains confidence in playing her piece. It is evident that Phillip enjoys teaching his students and knows how to guide them based on their levels. Thank you so much, Phillip!

Posted Feb 18, 2019
Shannon C.
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My daughter had her first online lesson today with Phillip. She was nervous meeting someone new. His friendly patient personality helped her feel at ease as he shared his knowledge with her. Thank you Phillip!

Posted Feb 13, 2019
Omarji *.
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5 STARS! EXCELLENT TEACHER!

Posted Feb 12, 2019
Coco
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he is a really good teacher.

Posted Feb 9, 2019
Anthony K.
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First lesson went well. I look forward to learning more from Phillip.

Posted Jan 29, 2019
Sarah
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I love my weekly lessons with Phillip! He is a warm and engaging teacher who works well with older students. He is patient and kind and he always has a smile (even when the notes are clanky). I highly recommend Phillip for the older student.

Posted Jan 27, 2019
Coco
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Very good

Posted Jan 26, 2019
Andres
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I have a better understanding of controlling my voice after taking lessons with Phillip. Where as before I was singing very sloppy lol. Very nice and helpful. Would totally recommend Phillip.

Posted Jan 15, 2019
Katie
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Philip is a wonderful musician and teacher - patient, knowledgeable, talented, and a fun personality!! What a blessing to have found him for my daughter.

Posted Jan 11, 2019
Sara
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Posted Jan 10, 2019
Thelma
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Great instructor!

Posted Jan 8, 2019
Thelma C.
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Outstanding!

Posted Jan 6, 2019
Melissa
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Posted Jan 6, 2019
Thelma

All that I expected.

Posted Dec 29, 2018
Maryam Moeini
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Philip is amazing! He is very professional and patient. Definitely recommend him and look forward to more sessions!

Posted Dec 28, 2018
Sarah
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I was very nervous, but The lesson was wonderful! I’m looking forward to the next one!

Posted Dec 23, 2018
Jeff S.
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Posted Dec 18, 2018
Darlene
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I had a great experience! Phillip was extremely patient and engaging during lessons and very often went above and beyond to provide me with music and vocal exercises.
He has a vast knowledge of music; I learned so much about voice, more than I realized there is to know about singing.
Phillip has an energetic, but easy going, personality and great sense of humor. This was my first time singing in front of someone and I appreciated his kindness and encouragement.
I highly recommend him!!!

Posted Nov 11, 2018
Alex
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He is the the best !! Always providing details and listening to the students

Posted Sep 5, 2018
jackie
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Really enjoying my voice lessons with Phillip. He’s super knowledgeable and will answer any of my questions. I feel like I’m learning a lot really quickly with Philip!

Posted Aug 9, 2018
jackie
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Posted Jul 11, 2018
Janet B.
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Posted Jun 7, 2018
Cathy H.
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Posted May 31, 2018
Zihan C.
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Posted May 29, 2018
Ben B.
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Phillip is the right teacher for Ben! We are lucky to get the right one on our very first try!

Posted May 5, 2018
Morning B.
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Phillip is a really good instructor! My son likes him very much!

Posted May 5, 2018
Brandon G.
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I have participated in Phillip's TakeLessons online Live group classes recently and I have not been disappointed. Phillip takes his time to introduce new material and ensures that his students understand the material. He is very easy going and demonstrates the skill set of what a pianist should be able to do. I would highly recommend Phillip as a private teacher or recommend his TakeLessons Live group classes.

Posted Mar 20, 2018
Darlene
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Today was my first lesson and Philip was an awesome instructor!

Posted Feb 13, 2018
Rose J.
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Very Awesome person and instructor! Highly recommended!

Posted Feb 8, 2018
Vanessa
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Posted Jan 16, 2018
Steve
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Excellent first lesson. Phillip is great to work with.

Posted Jan 8, 2018
Agatha
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I was a little nervous because I haven't really sung for anyone in about ten years but Phillip is very relaxed and made me feel at ease immediately. I'm really glad I decided to start training my voice again!

Posted Dec 10, 2017
Raavita
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Very detailed, class packed with info. Went at my pace! Professional and knowledgeable!

Posted Dec 2, 2017
Cathy H.
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Posted Nov 30, 2017
krista S.
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Best teacher ever

Posted Oct 5, 2017
Jennifer S.
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Was really anxious as an adult starting something new and different but he put my mind at ease and I have learned a lot already.

Posted Sep 13, 2017
Caroline Z.
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He knows what he's teaching and he made the lesson a lot of fun!

Posted Sep 12, 2017
Patricia L.
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great teacher

Posted Aug 31, 2017
Charles O.
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Phillip was very patient with me, and tried to teach me everything he knew. I could sense his passion!

Posted Aug 29, 2017
Patricia L.
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learned alot

Posted Aug 3, 2017
Yanran Z.
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Posted Jul 29, 2017
Patricia L.
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A lot of fun

Posted Jul 28, 2017
Patricia L.
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Great teacher

Posted Jul 21, 2017
Patricia L.
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:)

Posted Jun 15, 2017
Patricia L.
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Awesome

Posted Jun 8, 2017
Patricia L.
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I learn so much.

Posted Jun 1, 2017
Tori
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Phillip is a great teacher! He customizes his approach to what you need and gives you exercises to practice at home between lessons (going out of his way)!

Posted May 31, 2017
Patricia L.
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Great Instructor

Posted May 25, 2017
Cathy H.
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Much better than Skype - so many options and better visual.

Posted May 25, 2017
Dimitra A.
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Posted May 12, 2017
Patricia L.
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Great instructor

Posted May 4, 2017
Patricia L.
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Posted Apr 24, 2017
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Posted Apr 21, 2017
Winifred S.
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" Thank you so much Lord for this blessing", was all I said when I left Phillip's home. Singing with Phillip today was great, he was encouraging, none judgmental, easy to understand, patient and he seems very experience and very knowledgeable . My experience with Phillip today gives me the empowerment to go forward and persuade my long time dream of learning to sing and become a musician

Posted Apr 6, 2017
CJ Z.
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We just had our first lesson and Philip was great. Connected with my son and explained things in a very understandable way. Good balance between theory and practical exercises. Also was excellent at communicating with me prior to the lesson to learn more about my son and introduce himself.

Posted Mar 31, 2017
Larissa
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Philip understood what I am looking for and my goals. He was easy to follow and explains the lesson well.

Posted Mar 10, 2017
krista S.
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Posted Mar 9, 2017
Kumaresan V.
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Posted Feb 23, 2017
Irma T.
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Phillip is patient, and teaches with clarity.

Posted Feb 21, 2017
Elizabeth H.
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Posted Feb 17, 2017
Janet B.
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Posted Feb 11, 2017
Hudson H.
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My sone loved him and was happy and singing at the end so thats a success

Posted Feb 10, 2017
Michael B.
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Great experience, great instructor. Looking forward to more lessons

Posted Jan 28, 2017
Dillion S.
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Gotta say my first official singing lesson (I've sung a lot for fun and school band I made) but never a lesson per say. And he was very patient, very flexible, definitely one of if not the best tutor on the site would recommend to anyone levels beginner-expert and anything in between. 100%

Posted Nov 18, 2016
Rose J.
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Awesome Class!

Posted Nov 3, 2016
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Posted Oct 20, 2016
Johnny R.
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No comment at this time.

Posted Oct 19, 2016
Grant
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What a great experience! I had my apprehensions about online lessons but it was perfect! No more having to drive them to lessons.... woo hooo!

Posted Oct 8, 2016
Ryleigh
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As usual, Phiilip is very patient and supportive of our daughter taking piano
lessons for the first time. He makes her very comfortable, which is not easy with
a 6-year-old, and she leaves the lesson wanting to practice and learn more.

Posted Sep 19, 2016
Will
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Our 6-year-old daughter was nervous about her first piano lesson, but immediately Phillip made her feel comfortable and interested in learning. His manner and positive
encouragement seem well-suited to teaching children.

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Ashley
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Excellent!!!!

Posted Jul 15, 2016
Richard
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Excellent

Posted Jul 13, 2016
Nathaniel P.
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Great with kids (and moms). Philip clearly enjoys teaching and is extremely well knowledgable. Thanks for sharing your time and expertise Philip. We are grateful to move our kids further into the world of music.

Thank you for the piano lesson. (Nathaniel, age 6)

Posted Jun 3, 2016
Ben J.
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Very friendly, great energy

Posted May 28, 2016
Christopher Ray B.
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You were a good teacher and I hope you like us. (Christopher Ray, age 10)

Posted May 21, 2016
Uma
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Thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson! Thanks Phillip!

Posted May 17, 2016
Jigmey P.
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Great! funny, comfortable around, and kid friendly.
Jigmey

Posted May 12, 2016
Walter L.
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I've enjoyed learning with Philip. He's a good teacher with a great way of delivery. All is well. Walter

Posted Apr 15, 2016
Cathy H.
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It was wonderful meeting Phillip this morning. I found him to be very welcoming, extremely animated and encouraging. I felt very comfortable with him. I'm looking forward to our time together very much.

Great first experience, Phillip! You are a keeper!!

Cathy

Posted Mar 10, 2016
Rashmi Gupta
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My Son Likes him a lot.He is excellent, He knows how to deal with a 5 year kid even when it is online, nice teacher and totally recommend him.

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Ivan E.
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Had my first lesson today and it was excellent, I enjoyed it, nice teacher and totally recommend him.

Posted Feb 19, 2016
Ivan E.
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Had my first lesson today and it was excellent, I enjoyed it, nice teacher and totally recommend him.

Posted Feb 19, 2016
Neria A.
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My daughter really liked her first class with Philip. She says he explained everything clearly.
Looking forward for next classes
Excellent !!

Posted Jan 23, 2016
Linda W.
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Gifted, outstanding and encouraging teacher. As a begining adult student in vocal training,5 I could have asked for no better. I am very pleased indeed. Linda Garrison Webster

Posted Jan 5, 2016
Bailey D.
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Mr Phillip is awesome! He takes the time to build a relationship and connect with my grandchild. He is a foundational teacher and doesn't take shortcuts. He also works hard and is dedicated professional.

Posted Dec 19, 2015
vida L.
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Phillip is very helpful and kind to my two kids (7 and 9). He is very patient and encouraging. My kids are eager to take piano lessons every week.

Posted Oct 10, 2015
Debbie B.
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My son has taken piano lessons for several years. He had lost interest for awhile but due to a move we found Phillip. Having Phillip teach him piano has got him excited about piano again. Phillip has gone out of his way to help my son find music and get him ready for a piano audition in hopes to get a scholarship to college next year. I highly recommend Phillip to teach you or your child piano. He is very knowledgeable and talented as well as helpful and kind.

Posted Oct 9, 2015
Susan L.
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good experience, considering skype issues but I think we will work well together.

Posted May 4, 2015
Ryan W.

Phillip is awesome, he is by far the best vocal instructor I've ever had!

I'm a 27 year old male who decided to start up voice lessons again to complement my guitar playing. I'm so glad that I chose Phillip as my instructor. He knows more about singing and how to sing than any instructor I've ever had. He's great!

Posted Feb 2, 2013
Jennifer T.

Phillip is a wonderful teacher for children.

Both my boys enjoy piano lessons and I believe it's because of Phillip!

Posted Sep 13, 2012
MarthaC

Lessons are going well. Phillip is an excellent teacher.

Posted May 4, 2012
ValerieP3

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It has been a pleasurable experience taking lessons from Phil. He is very knowledgeable and has a passion for what he does.

Posted Aug 4, 2011

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Experience

Musikgarten Preschool Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present

Musikgarten Studio

Teach music class for 3-5 year olds

Musikgarten Family Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Present

Musikgarten Studio

Teach music classes for babies and toddlers.

Lead Singer
Jan 2013 - Jul 2018

Spazmatics NC

Lead singer for the North Carolina branch of the Spazmatics.

Choir Section Leader
Sep 2014 - Apr 2018

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Lead the Bass/Baritone section during rehearsals and services. Soloist and Cantor.

Soloist and backup Organist
Dec 2007 - Sep 2014

Trinity Episcopal Church, Mt. Airy, NC

Sing solos and play the organ when the regular organist is out.

Chorus Master and Chorus Member
Jan 1997 - Dec 2006

Various Opera Companies

I did various shows with the South Carolina Opera Company as a chorus member and Chorus Master. I also worked with Ann Arbor Opera in Michigan on a production of Trouble in Tahiti.

Education

Master of Music
Aug 1998 - May 2000

University of South Carolina

Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance
Aug 1994 - Jun 1998

University of South Carolina

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Musikgarten Preschool Instructor
Aug 2015

Musikgarten

Ability to teach the curricula for Musikgarten's Preschool classes.
Musikgarten Family Music Instructor
Jul 2014

Musikgarten

Ability to teach the curricula for Musikgarten's Family Music Babies and Toddlers.

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Nov 2016
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
Musikgarten
Jul 2014
Musikgarten is the leader in early childhood music education — for children and teachers. We offer a complete multi-year educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. We have wonderful CDs of the songs sung in class, age-appropriate instruments, and parent guidebooks. These home materials reinforce lessons and involve the whole family in the fun. We also train teachers throughout the United States and Canada on how to guide infants, toddlers, and children in developing a love of music with the Musikgarten advantage.
Pi Kappa Lambda
Oct 1997
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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