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Bob and Pam Phillips, Phillips Family Fiddlers

Composer, Conductor, Clinicians, Consultants


Hello and welcome! Here you will find information about composer and string pedagogue Bob Phillips as well as the Phillips family’s resources for string education.

See our newest project: Sound Innovations

Bob and Pam Phillips offer motivational and innovative educational programs for string teachers and students from around the country. Bob Phillips is an expert in all aspects of string education. He has achieved national renown as a composer, string pedagogue and conductor. In addition, Bob is the Director of String Publications for Alfred Music Publishing. Pam Phillips has a broad background in arts management and production and is a string production editor and a Suzuki editor for Alfred Music Publishing.

We are really excited about Sound Innovations, a new method for strings and band. All four levelsl are available for strings with three levels so far for band. The 3rd and 4th levels are titled Sound Development, for strings, and Sound Ensemble, for band. Clean and unclutterd with excellent pedagogy, the books were written following extensive research into what works and doesn't work for teachers in the wide variety of teaching situations in which music is taught. However, through technological breakthroughs and vision, it is also possible to customize book 1, changing introductory text, starting pitch, starting rhythm, tunes and to add enrichment pages. Then the book is then printed and shipped based on the teacher's selections! A custom CD, a DVD and 100 lines of free SmartMusic are included. Check it out!

Publications include over 100 performance pieces, the Sound Innovations Series, the String Explorer method, the Philharmonic Series: Fiddlers, Fiddlers Encore, Jazz, Jazz Second Set and Mariachi, as well as the Basic Fiddlers books, all with Alfred Publishing. With Bob Gillespie, Bob and Pam have produced the well-recieved String Clinics to Go DVD Series!

Phillips family clinics and workshops are full of practical, hands on information and always full of excitement.

Let us know if you have questions.

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