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Mobile Mentors

Mobile Mentors Program for School Ensembles and Choruses

Students explore historic bows with Mobile Mentor Lisa Grodin

Need a coach or clinician to give you or your students that competitive edge for an upcoming performance, festival or jury? Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra will provide a specialist from the Orchestra or Chorale to visit and coach school repertoire in progress. Mobile Mentors might offer stylistic suggestions, provide historical context about the composers and compositions, demonstrate important elements of performance practice and offer practical advice about ensemble playing.




Mobile Mentors are specialists from Philharmonia Baroque’s Orchestra or Chorale

Mobile Mentors are provided free of charge for one session of coaching tailored to the individual needs of the teacher requesting the service. Repertoire should include music in the historical range between early Baroque through the early Romantic periods. The program is ideal for middle school to undergraduate student ensembles, and for groups that are polishing repertoire for performance. Multiple groups or levels can receive instruction during a single day, and subsequent visits may be possible.

Application deadline: Ongoing throughout the school year
For questions about the Mobile Mentors program, please contact Director of Education, Lisa Grodin by phone, (415) 252-1288 ext. 316 or e-mail at