Philip Lee

Cello Teacher

Philip Lee

SAA Member


Des Plaines, IL

**Philip Lee is currently a cellist based in Chicago, Illinois. Philip began his studies at the age of 7 at the Music Institute of Chicago under the tutelage of Blake Brasch, where he was a scholarship recipient at the prestigious Academy Program. During this time he was selected to perform in the Young Steinway Concert Series and was awarded first prize in the Society of American Musicians Competition. Philip then went on to study with David Ying at the Eastman School of Music. He was also enrolled at the University of Rochester, where he pursued a Degree in Mathematics. Philip went on to complete graduate studies at DePaul University with Chicago Symphony Orchestra member Brant Taylor, and Indiana University with former Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Cellist, Peter Stumpf. Philip has held positions in the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

As a teacher, Philip Lee is passionate about working with students of all ages and backgrounds. Presently, Philip is the Cello Teaching Artist at the Chicago Arts and Music Project, lead cello instructor at Music For Youth, and on faculty at DePaul University’s Community Music Division. Prior to this, he held positions at the People’s Music School as well as Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools.