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: 2 days ago

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.
Professionally, he has worked with different theater and opera companies as a lead actor and as a musician. He has also worked in many different church positions 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

St. Paul's Music Teacher

Aug 2016 - Present
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

teach music classes to ages 2-5. Also provide music for Chapel once a week for preschoolers.

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.

Affiliations

Musikgarten

Jul 2014
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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.

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24 Reviews on Phillip F.

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Ryleigh Sep 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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.
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Will Aug 1, 2016
Piano · In home
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.
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Ashley Jul 15, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Excellent!!!!
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Richard Jul 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent
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Nathaniel P. Jun 3, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
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)
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Ben J. May 28, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Very friendly, great energy
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Christopher Ray B. May 21, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
You were a good teacher and I hope you like us. (Christopher Ray, age 10)
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Uma May 17, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson! Thanks Phillip!
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Jigmey P. May 12, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Great! funny, comfortable around, and kid friendly.
Jigmey
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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