Phillip Mallender

Phillip M.

Utica, MI
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Lesson Details

French Horn

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!
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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:
January 2016

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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Private Lesson Teacher
Nov 2017 - Present
Private Lesson Teacher

Principal Horn
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
North Oakland Concert Band

Horn Clinician
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Lake Orion & Rochester Hills Area Schools

1st & 3rd Horn Substitute
Feb 2018 - Apr 2018
Macomb Symphony Orchestra

4th Horn Substitute
Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
Oakland Symphony Opera Orchestra

4th Horn Substitute
Sep 2017 - Nov 2017
Oakland Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Graduate Assistant
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Western Illinois University

2nd Horn Substitute, 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 Substitute
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Monmouth Civic Orchestra

3rd Horn Substitute
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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Hayley Jun 1, 2018
French Horn · In home

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

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