Rahmaan Phillip
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Rahmaan Phillip

Rahmaan P.

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Levels taught:
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Hello! I'm a professional violinist/violist with over 20 years of playing experience. I started on viola at the age of 10, and began studying violin as well when I got into college. I have since performed all over the U.S, and internationally, even having the opportunity to perform with stars such as Lady Gaga and Imagine Dragons, and performing for U.S. president Jimmy Carter! From making appearances with orchestras as a featured soloist, to holding residencies on some of the biggest properties on the Las Vegas strip as a cover artist, to performing for major events such as Latin Grammys and Tedx, to touring the country playing country, jazz, and rock music, my broad range of experience can help any student, beginning to advanced, accel in their craft.

I studied music education with an emphasis on viola/violin performance at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where I received a Bachelor's degree. Aside from a background in classical music, I have extensive knowledge in many genres of music, as well as performing and recording experience.

I look very forward to meeting with you soon, and helping you to achieve your goals!

About Rahmaan P.

I first picked up the viola when I was 10 years old in sixth grade orchestra class, and I haven't put it down since. While most professional musicians were certain of their career paths from a young age, I had no plans to pursue music professionally, until an opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall during my senior year of high school would shape my future. Since then, I have toured the United States and Asia as a solo artist in addition to performing with acts including Lady Gaga, Elvis Monroe, Jeff Mix and the Songhearts, and others, as well as performing at TedxBach Dang, making appearances with Imagine Dragons, Gwen Stefani, Shaq, and Chaka Khan, as well as performing for U.S. president Jimmy Carter and performing as a featured soloist with professional orchestras. When not performing, Rahmaan is likely teaching one of his violin, viola, cello, or piano students or out in the community connecting with people.


Associated acts:

Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Imagine Dragons, Tony Bennett, Chaka Khan, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Demi Lovato, Quincy Jones, Kevin Hart, Hilary Hahn, Brett Young, The Dalai Lama, President Jimmy Carter, Lifehouse, Bush, Collie Buddz, Pablo Alboran, Sista Nancy, Danny Wright, Robin Leach, Clint Holmes, Chrisette Michele, Mayor Oscar Goodman, Jane Goodall, The Lique, David Osborne, Bunny Cunningham, UNLV Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, College of Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra (featured soloist), UNLV Community Concert Band (Featured Soloist), and many more.

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Experience

Section Violinist/Violist
Feb 2019 - Present

Lady Gaga

Current violinist/violist for Lady Gaga's Jazz and Piano residency on the Las Vegas strip.

Violist
Mar 2013 - Present

Desert Valley String Quartet

Violist and music arranger for the Desert Valley String Quartet in Las Vegas, Nevada. From weddings to conventions, and any other type of event, this quartet has been providing quality music and original instrumental arrangements to their valley.

Violin/Viola Instructor
Feb 2009 - Present

Private Tutor

I have been a private violin and viola instructor for over 12 years, working with students ages 5 and up in a group or 1 on 1 setting. My teaching experience ranges from very beginners all the way up to advanced, covering any genre of music. Given my background not only as a classically trained musician, but also a veteran gig worker playing many different styles, I have been helping students achieve their musical goals regardless of their genre of preference.

Professional Violinist/Violist
Jan 2009 - Present

Performing and Recording Artist

Associated acts: Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Imagine Dragons, Tony Bennett, Chaka Khan, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Demi Lovato, Quincy Jones, Kevin Hart, Hilary Hahn, Brett Young, The Dalai Lama, President Jimmy Carter, Lifehouse, Bush, Collie Buddz, Pablo Alboran, Sista Nancy, Danny Wright, Robin Leach, Clint Holmes, Chrisette Michele, Mayor Oscar Goodman, Jane Goodall, The Lique, David Osborne, Bunny Cunningham, UNLV Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, College of Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra (featured soloist), UNLV Community Concert Band (Featured Soloist), and many more.

Solo violinist
Sep 2018 - Feb 2020

Paris Hotel, Las Vegas

Residency performing weekly at the Paris Casino on the Las Vegas strip, playing a wide variety of music for international guests, ranging from classical to pop.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Aug 2010 - May 2014

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Associates of Arts
Aug 2008 - Jun 2010

College of Southern Nevada

Languages

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Aug 2015

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (emphasis in viola and violin performance).
Suzuki Instructor
Aug 2011

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Certified instructor of the Suzuki violin/viola teaching method

Awards

Tedx Performer
Mar 2021

Tedx Bach Dang

Dean's List
May 2012

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV Music Scholarship
Aug 2010

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Affiliations

ASCAP
Mar 2014
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Sep 2011
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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