Phillip Golub

Phillip G.

Cambridge, MA

Lesson Details

Songwriting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher, pianist, and composer with two music master's degrees (composition from the Guildhall School of Music and jazz performance from the New England Conservatory). I teach all ages and levels in classical piano, improvisation, composition, songwriting, and music theory. I have a flexible schedule and want to make sure our time fits your needs.
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About

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Phillip delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2010

I think we live in a great time to be making music as more and more genre-bending art takes center stage. My lessons reflect this. I have extensive training in classical music and jazz as a performer, composer, and improviser. I want to give lessons that are exciting to you, but also bring in new perspectives from overlapping musical practices. For example, I will create graphic-score compositions with your seven-year-old beginner piano student, I will improvise with a high school aged composition student, and I will assign some classical repertoire to an adult jazz student. I will always teach with the aim of providing technical knowledge in service of your artistic goals, as my own best mentors have done.

My own studies have taken me from Harvard (BA in English, where I also studied with jazz pianist Vijay Iyer) to London (Master's in Composition from The Guildhall School of Music) and back to Boston (Master's in Jazz Performance from The New England Conservatory). I play in a number of bands that play improvised music. I also have many composition projects and extensive training in classical piano repertoire. I split my time between the scenes in New York and Boston.

I hope I can be of use to you to teach classical piano, improvisation, music theory, songwriting, composition, or jazz vocabulary!

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Experience

TA for classes taught by Vijay Iyer & Esperanza Spaulding
Sep 2017 - May 2018
Harvard University Music Department

Education

M.M. Jazz Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2018
The New England Conservatory of Music
M.Mus. Composition
Sep 2016 - Jul 2017
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
BA English
Sep 2012 - May 2016
Harvard

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Gina May 16, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

Phillip is absolutely amazing. My daughter is always so excited for her weekly lessons and he makes learning piano fun and accessible. He's reliable (on time, always shows up) and enthusiastic. I highly recommend him to impart his knowledge on the youth!!!

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