Lee Philip
Double Bass Instructor


SoBe Institute of The Arts
00 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
305 674-9220


  • SoBe Institute of the Arts - Double Bass/Contrabass Instructor (2012 - present)
  • Teaching double bass and electric bass students of all ages since 2003.


  • Northwestern University School of Music, Evanston, IL.
    MM String Performance and Pedagogy, 2010 - Major studies with Peter Lloyd
  • The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 
    BM Double Bass Performance, 2008 - Major studies with:  John Hood, Paul Johnson


  • New World Symphony fellow, 2010 – present
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra substitute, 2010 – present
  • Chicago Chamber Musicians substitute, 2010 – present
  • Civic Orchestra of Chicago, 2009-2010


Lee Philip is currently a 3rd year double bass fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL.  Formerly a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, he has performed with the Grand Rapids, Singapore, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Chicago Chamber musicians.  Music first became a passion for him at age 15 during a District Orchestra Festival where he was inspired by the music of Barber and Copland.  Lee went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins Univeristy and his Masters degree at Northwestern University, and he has spent summers at Tanglewood, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Pacific Music Festival.  As a soloist, he performed Bottesini’s Concerto no. 2 with the York Symphony Orchestra on the Karr-Koussevitzky double bass on loan from the International Society of Bassists.  His major teachers include Paul Johnson, John Hood, and Peter Lloyd.