Phone: 208-660-9295


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music Education, Pacific Lutheran University 1998; Masters of Science in Arts and Letters, American Band College at Southern Oregon University, 2003; Idaho Teaching Certificate.

Kristina Phillips

Kristina Phillips received her Bachelor of Music Education and teaching certificate from Pacific Lutheran University and her Master's Degree from the American Band College at Southern Oregon University. She has taught band and orchestra in the public schools in Tacoma, Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. Currently, Kristina is the Fifth Grade Strings teacher for Coeur d’Alene Public Schools, teaching students at all eleven elementary schools.

As a performer, Kristina is principal bassist with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra, has previously served as principal cellist of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra, and performs regularly in the Lake City String Quartet. In addition to performing, she has served as a conductor with all three levels of the North Idaho Youth Symphony for the past sixteen years. She also maintains a private teaching studio in Coeur d’Alene, where she and her husband Jim (who teaches orchestra at Cd'A HS - go Viks!) live with their four adorable children, three energetic dogs and 20 of the happiest chickens in Idaho.

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