About Phyllis Calderon

Mrs. Phyllis Calderon is a teacher-performer of violin, teacher of piano and viola, and owner of A Touch of Classical Plus (ATCP).

Located in South Shore, the music school offers instruction in Suzuki violin and viola, piano lessons, early childhood music classes (toddler to 5 years), and chamber ensemble for the intermediate-advanced students. Mrs. Calderon has coached group violin classes at Apostolic Church of God Youth Music Program, was Intermediate Orchestra Director with the Hyde Park Youth Symphony, and String Orchestra Director at Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High School in Gary, IN. She has also implemented instrumental and general music programming in several elementary schools including Jackie Robinson for Grades PK-3, St. Philip Neri, Daystar School for grades K-8, and Cambridge Classical Academy. As a performer, she has worked with Tina J. Crawley, Kym Franklin, Barry White, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Classical Symphony Orchestra, and the Whiting Festival Orchestra, as well as Chicago Church of Christ worship team, of which she is a current member, many weddings, church events, recording projects, and corporate events.  

As a booking agent, ATCP procures professionally and classically-trained musicians who play all kinds of music for workshops, schools, corporate parties, church events and weddings.  Ensembles typically consist of solo, duo, trio, or quartet arrangement, but can be customized with any combination of violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, voice, drums, harp, guitar, bass guitar, flute, trumpet, drums, and saxophone.

Clients of ATCP

  • Taylor Services Youth Organization, Chicago
  • Cambridge Classical Academy, Chicago
  • Chicago West Community Music Center
  • Woodland Child Development Center, Hammond, IN

  • Chicago Public Schools (Ruggles, Shoesmith & Jackie Robinson Elementary Schools)

  • The Roosevelt Collection/McCaffery Properties

  • Churches: St. Ambrose, New Beginnings Church, St. Benedict the African East & Our Lady of Peace

  • Howard Savage, Chicago composer

  • Recording artist Kym Franklin, Let the Beauty Be for the track “How Can I Turn My Back?”

  • Chicago Park District

  • Arts Organizations: M.A.D.D Rhythms, Studio One Dance Studio & Gallery Guichard