Phil is an eclectic, innovative and prolific music creator and teacher: his disciplines are piano, singing, composition and production. He is based in West London, SW6, on the border of Fulham and Hammersmith.
Phil is an unusually versatile musician with extensive experience. Classically-trained at the Royal Northern College of Music, he creates and teaches music across a wide variety of styles, in highly innovative ways, using exciting new technology.
Please get in touch, if you would like to engage Phil as an artist, commission a composition or if you would like to work with him as a teacher or coach. He is also available to give talks about musical fluency and the important role of music as a creative/expressive force in education and culture.
“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”
― Kahlil Gibran
Performing & Recording Artist/Composer
Phil’s music crosses many genres. He is equally happy creating classical or post-minimal piano music, catchy pop songs, cool electronica with beats and synths, experimental music, lavish film scores or anything in-between. He loves melody and creates music with natural story-telling and flow. He is an advocate of new technology but only as a tool for natural creativity, never as a replacement for it.
His ability to make music spontaneously, whether playing the piano keys, singing or composing and producing is underpinned by an exceptionally fluent grasp of the language of music. He loves to play live and improvises with extraordinary ease. His goal is always to express himself in a way that is immediate and intelligible, that touches the heart and soul. Whether simple, delicate and understated or elaborate, rich and demonstrative, his music is never pretentious or contrived, but always authentically expressive, flowing directly from his imagination with clear intention and meaning.
Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher & Coach
In piano lessons and singing lessons, Phil uses highly innovative methods to help students of all levels unlock their natural fluent musicianship. He is equally comfortable teaching both piano or singing across classical, jazz and pop styles and fosters fluent skills such as playing by ear, fluent sight-reading/sight-singing and improvisation – skills that are often neglected in more conventional teaching approaches.
He has developed his own 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, flexible and fully released technique. He provides inspired coaching for singers and other musicians, helping them discover their unique, authentic musical essence and to overcome inhibitions and performance nerves. He also coaches people from other fields of work, using rhythm and voice work to improve their skills and confidence with public speaking and giving presentations.