Phillip Fullerton

Phillip F.

Rural Hall, NC

About Phillip F.

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Phillip teaches: Ages 4 and up
Teaching since: April 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Pianist and singer Phillip F. started learning to play the piano at age 6. Growing up he competed and placed highly in many competitions including playing with the Symphony Orchestra in his home town of Spartanburg, SC after winning it's concerto competition at the age of 17. In college he 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 he worked with The South Carolina Opera company for a season as a member of the ensemble and as Chorus Master.
Since college, he has worked with different theater and opera companies as a lead actor and as a musician.
He has 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 ***
Walk into house, on left is a room with a piano and books with big windows to look out through room. Pianos are an upright piano and an Alesis Synthesiser. Seating is available for parents as well.

*** 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.

Photos and Videos

I am singing the solo at the beginning of this choral version of Loch Lomond.

Experience

Musikgarten Preschool Teacher

Aug 2015 - Present
Fullerton Musikgarten Studio

Teach music class for 3-5 year olds

Choir Section Leader

Sep 2014 - Present
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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

Musikgarten Family Music Teacher

Aug 2014 - Present
Fullerton Musikgarten Studio

Teach music classes for babies and toddlers.

Lead Singer

Jan 2013 - Present
Spazmatics NC

Lead singer for the North Carolina branch of the Spazmatics.

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.

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 Spoken

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.

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15 Reviews on Phillip F.

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Walter L. Apr 15, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I've enjoyed learning with Philip. He's a good teacher with a great way of delivery. All is well. Walter
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Cathy H. Mar 10, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
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
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Rashmi Gupta Feb 22, 2016
Piano · Online
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.
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Ivan E. Feb 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Had my first lesson today and it was excellent, I enjoyed it, nice teacher and totally recommend him.
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Ivan E. Feb 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Had my first lesson today and it was excellent, I enjoyed it, nice teacher and totally recommend him.
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Neria A. Jan 23, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
My daughter really liked her first class with Philip. She says he explained everything clearly.
Looking forward for next classes
Excellent !!
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Linda W. Jan 5, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
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
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Bailey D. Dec 19, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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.
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vida L. Oct 10, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
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.
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Debbie B. Oct 9, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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.