"Emma was overwhelmed by her first lesson with you Adam. What can I say."   Zoila Pitcher,  Tunbridge Wells 


Based in Eastbourne and hailing from the Grampian Highlands, Adam Phillips is a highly regarded Violin, Viola and Celtic fiddle tutor whose students come from all walks of life. Some are teachers themselves and have perhaps played an instrument in the past. Others are absolute beginners and have taken the violin up to develop their creative life and expand their social circle.

All of Adam’s students have benefited from his teaching methods and many have attained high pass levels in examinations. Adam also puts this down also to his background in mental health. He integrates a person centred and reflective approach in his teaching. This has proven to raise students' self awareness and therefore their self-esteem. Adam is also an accomplished classical, Celtic fiddle, rock and impro violin performer. 

On this website you can find out more about Adam and the highly successful, unique methodology he applies to string tutoring. You can also contact Adam and arrange for lessons, the introductory interview is free.

Contact Me

t: 07858 674781

e: info@adamphillipsviolin.com



Lachlan Campbell - Beautiful

Adam Phillips playing violin.

The Art of the Tutor


  • Adam is so patient in his approach. He never minimises students’ problems and although I am a beginner, he makes my playing feel valued.

    Nicola Mckay (aged 32)