Phillip Mallender
Utica, MI
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Phillip Mallender

Phillip M.

Utica, MI
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I use a variety of materials to best fit what the student needs and would like to get out of taking lessons. I enjoy teaching and playing music and I try to make sure my students have fun as well!

About Phillip M.

Hello! My name is Phillip M. and I have been playing the Horn for 15 years now. I started back in elementary school and haven't looked back since. After high school, I went to Central Michigan University where I earned my Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance while studying under Dr. Bruce Bonnell. While I was at CMU, I performed with the Symphony Band, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Band, Horn Choir, and a Horn Quartet. I then went to Western Illinois University where I studied under Dr. Randall Faust and earned my Masters in Horn Performance. While at WIU I performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, and Horn Ensemble. I also played with several local organizations while at WIU including the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Monmouth Civic Orchestra, Quincy Community Theatre, and the Knox-Galesburg Symphony. I also have solo experience and have put on a junior recital, senior recital, two graduate recitals, and I performed the Hindemith Horn Sonata with the WIU Symphony Orchestra as a Concerto Competition winner as well as participate in many horn studio recitals during my college career. I am now living in Rochester Hills where I have been teaching private lessons, teaching Horn sectionals to local schools, and performing in several local orchestras including the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and Macomb Symphony Orchestra. I am willing and happy to teach all levels of musicians and I hope you consider me if you are interested.


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13 Reviews
Baileigh B.
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My daughter was so nervous for her first lesson and Phillip was amazing. She is 14 and said, "He didn't make me feel bad that I am not as good as I should be and so that makes me feel like maybe i can play better."
So grateful Phillip - she is anxious to spend the summer learning from you - we appreciate your approach and as he said ability to "put her at ease" so she can feel comfortable to learn. Awesome first lesson.

Posted May 27, 2020
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Posted Apr 24, 2020
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Posted Apr 3, 2020
Elizabeth B.
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Posted Feb 12, 2020
Ayden C.

My son said his first lesson was great and he said he felt comfortable and that he was very knowledgeable:)

Posted Feb 5, 2020
Dallas H.
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Phillip is a very kind-hearted and knowledgeable instructor. His explanations are very detailed and easy to understand.

Posted Jan 15, 2020

Great warm up lesson for my 12 year old! Very nice and very helpful.

Posted Jan 15, 2020
Ashley Marlow
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You helped so much with my tone quality thanks can't wait for the next lesson.

Posted Jan 15, 2020
Monica T.
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Phillip was very prompt, professional and knowledgeable! Great first lesson!

Posted Jan 8, 2020
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Great first lesson with Phillip! Looking forward to many more.

Posted Sep 6, 2019
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Posted Aug 23, 2019
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Phillip was on time and professional, introduced himself and coordinated with us appropriately. His first lesson made our twelve-year-old feel comfortable and she really got a kick out of when he asked her what she thought SHE needed to work on. He did a wonderful job expressing her creative outlet and was very comfortable in the mechanics of the French horne. Would recommend any time!

Posted Feb 6, 2019
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Good communication prior to first lesson. Punctual, knowledgeable. My daughter enjoyed the lesson. Looking forward to seeing how she progresses.

Posted Jun 1, 2018

Photos & Videos

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4th Horn
Jul 2018 - Present

Rochester Symphony Orchestra

Principal Horn
Apr 2018 - Present

North Oakland Concert Band

Principle, 2nd, 3rd Horn
Feb 2018 - Present

Macomb Symphony Orchestra

Private Lesson Teacher
Nov 2017 - Present

Private Lesson Teacher

Horn Clinician
Nov 2017 - Present

Lake Orion & Rochester Hills Area Schools

4th Horn
Dec 2017 - Jan 2018

Oakland Symphony Opera Orchestra

4th Horn
Sep 2017 - Nov 2017

Oakland Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Graduate Assistant
Aug 2015 - May 2017

Western Illinois University

2nd Horn, 1st Assistant Horn
Oct 2015 - Apr 2017

Knox-Galesburg Symphony

Horn Instructor & Camp Counselor
Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Western Illinois University Summer Music Institute

Principal Horn
Jun 2015 - Jul 2015

Quincy Community Theatre

2nd Horn
May 2015 - Jun 2015

Monmouth Civic Orchestra

3rd Horn
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015

Quincy Symphony Orchestra


Master's Degree - Horn Performance
Jan 2015 - May 2017

Western Illinois University

Bachelor's Degree - Horn Performance
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014

Central Michigan University

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