John H. Philligin

Freelance Violinist &
                         Private Instructor

For Hire: Teaching and Freelancing 

Need a Teacher?

I have a wealth of teaching experience having completed Music Education classes at East Carolina University and completing Suzuki Violin Pedagogy training in books 1-10. While studying at ECU, I taught beginning and intermediate violin and viola to students in the surrounding Greenville, N.C. area. As a teaching assistant with the ECU String Project, I assisted in teaching and conducting the advanced orchestra ensembles and taught private lessons in both violin and viola. Additionally, I coached chamber music groups at J.H. Rose HIgh School. 


I do have some openings to teach private lessons in both Violin and Viola. Please feel free to contact me about scheduling lessons for your child, or even yourself. I like to teach with a traditional style and make use of Suzuki literature for beginners. I can also teach in a strictly Suzuki approach, if that is what you desire for your child. I want all of my students to be proficient in music reading, demonstrate proper technique, and to develop a personal sense of musicality within their own playing. Above all, I would want my students to develop a strong passion for music whether they continue with it as a career or a hobby. I believe that every student is an individual and must be taught according to their own learning styles. I take great interest in my students and strive to teach them to the best of my ability.


Need Music?

I have a great deal of experience in performing for weddings, special events and other services. While in Fayetteville, I was a violinist with the 16 Strings Quartet (string quartet) and Master's Trio (piano trio). I have  performed extensively at downtown arts events, social gatherings and weddings. I also have great experience in performing in other gigs such as operas, musicals, church services, and seasonal productions.


I  am available to perform solo or with a prepared chamber group. If you are interested in a solo violinist, violin duo, string trio, or string quartet for your special occasion please feel free to contact me.


I can also assist you if planning music for a wedding becomes too stressful. I have plenty of experience in knowing what selections are appropriate for a processional, recessional, and ceremony music. I have a vast collection of music to choose from. If there is a piece you would like to be performed and I do not have it, I can order it and it can be performed.


Please feel free to contact me for pricing on bookings, repertoire lists, and any other information you might want regarding your special event.