Phillip Fullerton

Phillip F.

Rural Hall, NC
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Phillip delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
April 1995

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. 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.

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Experience

Musikgarten Preschool Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
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
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.

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.

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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.

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Photos & Videos

Here is a current photo as of 7-18-17

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This is a short video demo of me and the piano. This is the main angle used during lessons Don't hesitate to ask any questions.
Here is a short intro for potential students. This will give you an idea of the main camera angle and you will get a short intro of myself.
This is just a short introduction to me for potential students.
I am singing the solo at the beginning of this choral version of Loch Lomond.
Scene from Children of Eden "Lost in the Wilderness" with me singing the solo. This was a Community Theater production.
Photo by Phillip F.

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53 Reviews

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Patricia L. Aug 3, 2017
Piano · Online

learned alot

Yanran Z. Jul 29, 2017
Singing · Online

Patricia L. Jul 28, 2017
Piano · Online

A lot of fun

Patricia L. Jul 21, 2017
Piano · Online

Great teacher

Patricia L. Jun 15, 2017
Piano · Online

:)

Patricia L. Jun 8, 2017
Piano · Online

Awesome

Patricia L. Jun 1, 2017
Piano · Online

I learn so much.

Tori May 31, 2017
Singing · In home

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)!

Patricia L. May 25, 2017
Piano · Online

Great Instructor

Cathy H. May 25, 2017
Piano · Online

Much better than Skype - so many options and better visual.

Dimitra A. May 12, 2017
Opera Voice · Online

Patricia L. May 4, 2017
Piano · Online

Great instructor

Patricia L. Apr 24, 2017
Piano · Online

Erica Z. Apr 21, 2017
Singing · Online

Winifred S. Apr 6, 2017
Singing · In home

" 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

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CJ Z. Mar 31, 2017
Singing · Online

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.

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Larissa Mar 10, 2017
Singing · Online

Philip understood what I am looking for and my goals. He was easy to follow and explains the lesson well.

krista S. Mar 9, 2017
Piano · Online

Kumaresan V. Feb 23, 2017
Piano · Online

Irma T. Feb 21, 2017
Piano · Online

Phillip is patient, and teaches with clarity.

Elizabeth H. Feb 17, 2017
Singing · Online

Janet B. Feb 11, 2017
Piano · Online

Hudson H. Feb 10, 2017
Singing · Online

My sone loved him and was happy and singing at the end so thats a success

Michael B. Jan 28, 2017
Singing · Online

Great experience, great instructor. Looking forward to more lessons

Dillion S. Nov 18, 2016
Singing · Online

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%

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Rose J. Nov 3, 2016
Singing · Online

Awesome Class!

Patricia L. Oct 20, 2016
Piano · Online

Johnny R. Oct 19, 2016
Singing · In studio

No comment at this time.

Grant Oct 8, 2016
Piano · Online

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!

Ryleigh Sep 19, 2016
Piano · In home

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.

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.

Ashley Jul 15, 2016
Piano · Online

Excellent!!!!

Richard Jul 13, 2016
Piano · In studio

Excellent

Nathaniel P. Jun 3, 2016
Piano · Online

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

Very friendly, great energy

Christopher Ray B. May 21, 2016
Piano · Online

You were a good teacher and I hope you like us. (Christopher Ray, age 10)

Uma May 17, 2016
Piano · Online

Thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson! Thanks Phillip!

Jigmey P. May 12, 2016
Singing · Online

Great! funny, comfortable around, and kid friendly.
Jigmey

Walter L. Apr 15, 2016
Singing · Online

I've enjoyed learning with Philip. He's a good teacher with a great way of delivery. All is well. Walter

Cathy H. Mar 10, 2016
Piano · Online

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.

Ivan E. Feb 19, 2016
Singing · In studio

Had my first lesson today and it was excellent, I enjoyed it, nice teacher and totally recommend him.

Ivan E. Feb 19, 2016
Singing · In studio

Had my first lesson today and it was excellent, I enjoyed it, nice teacher and totally recommend him.

Neria A. Jan 23, 2016
Piano · Online

My daughter really liked her first class with Philip. She says he explained everything clearly.
Looking forward for next classes
Excellent !!

Linda W. Jan 5, 2016
Singing · Online

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

Bailey D. Dec 19, 2015
Piano · In home

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.

vida L. Oct 10, 2015
Piano · Online

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.

Debbie B. Oct 9, 2015
Piano · In home

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.

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Susan L. May 4, 2015
Singing · Online

good experience, considering skype issues but I think we will work well together.

Ryan W. Feb 2, 2013
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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!

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Jennifer T. Sep 13, 2012
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Phillip is a wonderful teacher for children.

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

MarthaC May 4, 2012
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Lessons are going well. Phillip is an excellent teacher.

ValerieP3 Aug 4, 2011
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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.

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