Phil Best is a pianist, singer, composer, piano teacher and singing teacher, based in West London, SW6, on the border of Fulham and Hammersmith.

He is a versatile musician with extensive experience: classically-trained at the RNCM, he creates and teaches music across a variety of styles, in highly innovative ways, using cutting edge technology.

Performing & Recording Artist

Phil’s music is essentially soulful. Genre-fluid, crossing classical, jazz and pop styles, he has a unique and powerful musical voice which communicates with a clear and direct intensity. He has a penchant for beauty and a certain poetic feeling which shines through his music whether simple or complex. Phil makes music for the solace or catharsis it provides: it’s his way of making sense of life in a confusing world. He aims to share this message as clearly as possible, using a natural, intelligible and unpretentious manner that is immediate and emotionally engaging. As a truly fluent musician, he possesses a natural, effortlessly strong technique and virtuosity; and he improvises music of great subtlety and complexity with remarkable ease.  Find out more…

Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher & Coach

In piano lessons and singing lessons, he uses highly innovative methods to help students of all levels unlock their natural fluent musicianship. He fosters fluent skills such as playing by ear, fluent sight-reading or sight-singing and improvisation. He has developed a unique approach designed to empower people musically, and help them make music with natural ease. He teaches students to unlock their inner musician and develop a strong, stable and fully released technique. He also coaches singers and other musicians to discover their unique, authentic musical voice and overcome performance nerves. He is equally comfortable teaching both piano or singing across classical, jazz and pop styles. Find out more…

Phil’s blog contains many examples of his music as well as his ideas about performing, creating and teaching music. You can also look Phil up on Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube.

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”

― Kahlil Gibran