Phillip Green, Australian cellist and conductor, has degrees from the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Queensland. At the age of 23 he was appointed Principal Cello of the MSO, a position he held for 18 years. He has appeared as a soloist on many occasions around this country and internationally. He studied cello at the University of Melbourne and Oberlin College USA. His cello students benefit from this overarching experience he brings to his teaching. As a past Senior Lecturer in Cello at the University of Melbourne, VCA Head of Strings, and AMEB examiner, he has served as Director of Music in many institutions, in Australia, Singapore, Vienna, and Shanghai. Phillip understands the challenges students face and is able to creatively teach students to achieve their highest potential including expert support for private school scholarship applications, AMusA and LMusA diplomas. Phillip has the unusual credentials of having a performing and pedagogical background. Many of his students hold professional music positions and play in orchestras around the world.