music makes life make sense


music makes life make sense

Phil Best is a highly experienced pianist, singer, composer, piano teacher and singing teacher.

He is based in West London, SW6, on the border of Fulham and Hammersmith, close to tube stations, so within easy reach of central London.

Having trained as a classical pianist at the RNCM, Phil is also a very versatile musician: he creates and teaches music across a variety of styles, in highly innovative ways, using cutting edge technology.

Performing & Recording Artist

His music is rich and beautiful with a powerful and clear sense of storytelling: whether simple or complex, it is always highly engaging emotionally with a natural quality that makes it intelligible and unpretentious. Phil is a very fluent musician. Both as a pianist and singer, he possesses very natural, effortlessly strong technique and virtuosity and he improvises even complex music with great fluency and ease.

Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher & Coach

In piano lessons and singing lessons, he uses an innovative approach to help students of all levels unlock their natural fluent musicianship. This fosters skills such as playing by ear, fluent sight-reading or sight-singing and improvisation. He helps students develop a strong and stable yet fully released technique. He also coaches singers and other musicians to find their unique authentic musical voice and overcome performance nerves.

He is equally comfortable teaching both piano or singing across classical, jazz and pop styles.


As an artist, Phil currently has 5 projects:

Music is like nature: the elements are familiar yet the scene is always different and it fills us with awe & wonder.

Improvising is like walking in nature: you don’t devise beauty,
you discover it!