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Ellie Phillips

Corvallis, OR 97330 (map)

Lessons Offered

Piano, Viola, Violin

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

About Me

Ellie is grateful for the beauty that music brings to everyday life, and hopes to share this wonder with students. Ellie is certified as a Suzuki violin instructor through Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has taught individual lessons on violin, viola, and piano for over 10 years, and has also taught ensembles and academic classes as a teaching assistant at Oregon State University. She has several years of professional experience on viola, regularly performing as Assistant Principal Viola of Newport Symphony (Newport, OR) and with other professional orchestras. Ellie earned a BM in Music Performance on viola from OSU in June 2023.

My Musical Education Background


Bachelor's of Music in Viola Performance, Oregon State University, June 2023



Suzuki Certificate Violin Book 1 certification, August 2017


Performing Experience:

Newport Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal Viola, 2021 - present

Bozeman Symphony, Section Viola, 2023 - present

OSU Opera Workshop, Conductor, 2022 - 2023

Orchestra Next, Section Viola, 2019 - 2022

Oberlin Orchestra, 2018 - 2019

Corvallis-OSU Symphony, Section Viola, 2017 - 2023

Portland Youth Philharmonic, 2011 - 2017


Teaching Experience:

OSU String Orchestra (MUS 164/364/564), Instructor, 2022 - 2023

University Symphony Orchestra (MUS 160/360/560), Teaching Assistant, 2020

Private Instructor (Violin, Viola & Piano), 2013 - present

Genres and Subjects Taught

Violin & Viola:

  • Classical: beginning to advanced, combined Suzuki/traditional methods
  • Pop/Rock: beginning to intermediate, incorporates both reading music and playing by ear
  • Folk/Fiddle: beginning to intermediate


  • Classical: beginning, Faber or Bastien methods
  • Pop/Rock: beginning, incorporates both reading music and playing by ear

Lesson Rates

$55 per hour lesson, $27.50 per half-hour lesson. Discounts are available for students in need of financial assistance.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Violin & Viola: Ages 3 and up, beginning to advanced

Piano: Ages 3 and up, beginning

My Certifications and Awards

Certification: Suzuki Association of the Americas, Violin Book 1, 2017

My Musical Influences

Ellie's musical influences range from Bach to jazz and indie! She loves Baroque music and wants to be Isabelle Faust when she grows up.

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