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Mo' About

Mo Pippy Music

Philip Ch​ester

Owner and founder of Mo Pippy Music, Phil graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in 2012.

Phil has been performing as a musician since childhood -- he started playing trombone in his grade school school band when he was 9, and began playing bass when he was 14. He played throughout high school in various ensembles including orchestra, chamber groups, marching band, pep band, jazz band, jazz combo, and pit orchestra.

Now Phil plays bass for several bands, appears on dozens of recordings, and has performed at well-known venues such as House of Blues, Jazz Showcase, Double Door, Lincoln Hall, Schuba's, Cobra Lounge, Cubby Bear, Metro, Subterranean, Reggie's Rock Club, Fitzgerald's, Evenflow, Beat Kitchen, Pritzker Pavilion, Arlington Racetrack, The Arcada Theater, and Madison Square Garden. Phil currently teaches guitar and bass lessons at School of Rock in Schaumburg and is a Director of Performances.

Phil is available for lessons, live performances, recordings, performance coaching, weddings, private parties, and any other collaborations.

Please email for more info or fill out the intake form here.

​Lessons Include:

Warm-up Exercises

Review Scales & Chords

New Scales & Chords

Ear Training

Music Theory

New Techniques

Song Choice / Etude

Homework Assignments

Workshop Examples:

Music Theory (Beginner-Advanced)

Soloing / Improv

Rhythm & Beats


12 Bar Blues & Beyond

How to Practice

How to Restring & Clean Your Guitar

Gear Maintenance

Performance Coaching Includes:

Creating Your Gig Survival Kit

How to Prepare Material for Your Gig

Performance Etiquette

Stage Presence

Knowing Your Audience

How to Soundcheck

Dress for Success

Electric Bass

6 String

4 String



Full Bands

Can Include:

Female/Male Vocals

Acoustic and/or Electric Guitars



Auxiliary Percussion

Drum Kit

Recording Studios & Projects

Third Fire Records

Fox River Recording

Lerah Productions

Lucky Cat Studio

Studio Chicago

Elmhurst College

DePaul University

Eric Entertainment

ATM Productions

Touring & Travel

Contact me for  details

~ Past & Present ~

The Davenport Project

The County Line

Orcas Are Dolphins




Winchester Sound

Fletch Towell Band

Buried in Yellow

Eye & i

On the One

Run the Red

Head Concussion

Ben Velasco and the Flash Images

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