I’m a pianist, singer, composer, producer, piano teacher and singing teacher. I also teach theory, composition and music production.

I work in my small but well-equipped music studio in London SW6 – Fulham, near Hammersmith.

As an artist, I am a fluent improviser and virtuoso performer and composer across classical and jazz styles. My teaching approach is innovative, inspiring and sensitive to the student’s own style whilst my rates are very competitive. Use the links below to find out more and please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Phil Best Pianist

Artist

Performing &
Recording Artist

Piano Teacher

Music Theory, Composition, Practical Musicianship

Singing Teacher

Voice & Performance Coach, Accompanist, Repetiteur

Composer

Arranger, Songwriter, Producer, Session Musician

Performing & Recording Artist

I have two artistic projects – broadly speaking, one is classical and one is jazz. I aim to generate powerful, beautiful music which is at times virtuoso and complex but always highly accessible.

Classical Solo Piano:-

classical piano repertoire (Bach, Mozart, Chopin etc.) together with my own improvisations and compositions using new technology that generates current, historic and futuristic pianos and keyboard instruments.

Musometry:-

soulful, jazzy original songs and piano compositions using acoustic and electric pianos with loops and grooves.

Piano Teacher & Lessons in Music Theory, Composition & Practical Musicianship

I teach piano using a clear and simple model of how music works rhythmically and tonally on the keyboard to promote musical fluency and a natural, strong and flexible technique in the fingers and arms supported by the whole body and mind. Find out more…

I trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and have over 25 years’ experience teaching piano. My highly innovative but gimmick-free approach provides a solid foundation for piano students to explore all genres and styles of music – classical, jazz and rock and pop. In piano lessons, we work on real musical skills such as improvisation, playing by ear and fluent sight-reading. We then can work on repertoire of the student’s own choice and if desired, study for ABSRM piano and jazz piano examinations.

Voice Coach, Accompanist, Singing Teacher & Performance Coach

I have been providing singing lessons and vocal coaching for over 2 decades. My approach to vocal training is first to release the natural voice – by opening the space in the vocal tract in a way that suits your particular voice type and supporting the freely resonating tone with energised breath from the body. This gives you a healthy voice with a natural expressive quality, strength, stamina, flexibility and an excellent vocal range in terms of pitch and dynamics so that the voice reaches high notes without any strain and is capable of full belt and soft tones. We then work on vocal musicianship to gain excellent rhythm and intonation. I am equally happy training voices for classical, jazz and pop/rock styles of music. We can study for ABSRM examinations, if desired.

I’ve also worked as an accompanist-coach or repetiteur for many years, and can work with singers and instrumentalists to develop their performance, communication skills and confidence. I also help people improve their speaking voice and presentation skills.

Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, Session Musician & Producer

As a fluent improviser, I compose and arrange music very quickly. My music covers a broad spectrum of genres, classical, jazz, soul, electronic pop, rock/pop and experimental. I can write to any brief and have an extensive back catalogue or music library which is constantly expanding. I can provide finished pieces or stems and loops and professionally engraved scores and parts.

I’m an experienced session musician on piano, keyboards and vocals, with fluent sight-reading and improvisation skills, I can create music across many different styles. I can offer drum and string programming and vocal harmonies.

Here are some samples of my music. You will find lots more of my music if you visit my SoundCloud page or my YouTube channel