Mr. Phillips is a talented, dedicated professional instructor and musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. That passion shows in all he does!
"I was blown away by the dedication and commitment shown by Mr. Phillips with my children. He took the time to create a custom plan for each child that would help them achieve their goals faster than I thought possible!"
Ingrid Cooksey, Parent Ingrid Cooksey
"I'd love to talk with you and discuss what musical training you've already had and your goals--whether they're to turn pro or just enjoy music for the rest of your life."
Keith Phillips, BBA, MTNA, ABRSM, is an award winning classically trained pianist taught by concert pianists Ernestine Smith, Marilyn Neely (Van Cliburn cash winner), Gellert Modos, and Dr. John Roberts (Van Cliburn). He trained under music scholarship with Dr. Roberts in piano performance at Furman University. He has studied composition with Leo Smit under music scholarship (Brevard Music Center), who was taught by Dmitri Kabalevsky, and who has worked with Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein.
He is the author of, “Practical Piano Techniques”, a guide book for teachers and students. Keith has created 26 solo piano and piano orchestration CDs that he sells across the continental U.S. He has currently sold over 40,000 of his CDs.
Keith is fluent both in beginner and advanced classical repertoire instruction, ABRSM and MTNA competition preparation, music theory, sight reading instruction, blues and other improvisation styles, composition, and current trends using computer recording software.
Keith is a third generation teacher and loves to teach all ages. His fun and entertaining approach will help students develop proper piano technique, sight reading skills, tonal clarity, and rhythmic precision. With his advanced methods and sufficient practice students will develop two to three times faster than with basic instruction.