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Phil McLeod

portrait of Philip Mcleod

Philip Mcleod teaches music performance at Melbourne Polytechnic. Performing on cello, double bass, piano accordion, mandolin, piano and harmonica he has toured all over the world with a number of ensembles. 

Phil is a founding member of Blue Grassy Knoll who have been playing for over 19 years, and enjoyed great success with their original soundtracks to Buster Keaton films. They have toured extensively around Australia and overseas including a New York Broadway season at the New Victory Theatre, two Edinburgh festivals, regional tours of Ireland, Holland and Canada and extensive touring to Germany, U.K., South Korea, Brazil, U.S.A, New Zealand and South Africa.  

 As a member of The Spaghetti Western Orchestra Philip performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and toured through the U.S.A and Europe. With other ensembles he has toured through Europe and performed at festivals in Poland, Czech Republic and Singapore. As a composer he has written and produced music for the State Orchestra of Victoria, string quartets, television advertisements, theatre and dance, radio plays  and for the myriad of local bands he has played in.  

Philip has a degree in music specialising in composition from La Trobe University.  

Music Performance Courses at MP

Advanced Diploma of Music - Performance CUA60520
Music Performance and Industry - Full Time, Part Time - Fairfield
VTAC Music Performance and Industry - Full Time, Part Time - Fairfield
Polish your performance skills and step into the limelight as you prepare for nights playing in Melbourne’s leading music venues. Take the next step in your musical career with the Advanced Diploma of Music CUA60520 (Performance).
Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production
Higher Education, Sound Production, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
VTAC Higher Education, Sound Production, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
Our Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production is a music artist’s degree for emerging songwriters, composers and music producers, who will be taught as artists. Be part of something unique - nowhere else in Australia can you explore your musical, artistic career in this way and to degree level.
Undergraduate Certificate in Music
Higher Education, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
Higher Education, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
The Undergraduate Certificate in Music will give you the skills to align with current industry best practice, focussing on creative outcomes and practical skills based on entrepreneurship, technology, musicianship and ensemble skills.
Undergraduate Certificate in Songwriting and Music Production
Higher Education, Sound Production, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
Higher Education, Sound Production, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
Start your creative career with the Undergraduate Certificate in Songwriting and Music Production.
Bachelor of Music
Higher Education, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
VTAC Higher Education, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Music recognises that great musicians require a solid musical foundation, skills to adapt to current trends and awareness of a global spectrum of music.