Phyllis Freeman

Article created: 02/22/2014

Phyllis Freeman is active as a teacher, performer and entrepreneur.  

Ms. Freeman started teaching in 1983.  In 1993 she founded and is currently the director of a school for strings, the Maryland Talent Education Center.  Ms. Freeman has also been a member of the violin/viola faculty at the Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore.  From 2002-2011 she developed and implemented a unique strings program at the first charter school in the state of Maryland.  At its height, approximately 45% of the student body was enrolled in this program.  Using a DVD series that she created, students were able to follow through on class instruction and practice effectively at home.  She is the author of many articles about teaching and has been published in ASTA and SAA publications.

Ms. Freeman is also busy as a performer.  She currently holds the position of principal viola in the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and section viola in the National Philharmonic. 

In 2007 founded Molto Legato, LLC a new media company that develops websites and manages social media for organizations and individuals in the classical music industry.  One branch of the company is the website, which is now a leading source for classical music news, events, jobs, auditions and video in the United States.  Under the auspices of, she produces and directs documentary and performance videos about classical music artists and teachers.