Life coaching, transformation, music & meditation

About me

I’m a professional musician – pianist, singer, composer – and also a passionate and innovative teacher and life coach. My most treasured musical skill is improvisation. To create music with tonal and rhythmic sense, completely spontaneously, requires a meditative state. I focus my mind exclusively on the deep, simple structures or principles that underpin rhythm and tonality then let go fully. This way, I can let my body and soul access a powerful inner musician that has an innocent and childlike quality but also a powerful, intuitive musical intelligence.

The solace and catharsis that playing music in this way provides is enormous. When improvising, I feel a deep sense of completeness and harmony. Unfortunately, like most human beings, many aspects of my life do not always flow so naturally. So I have spent decades practising meditation and studying books on philosophy and psychology as I believe living in a flowing, creative way is as much a skill as musicianship. I have found that with study and practice, it can be done consciously and naturally just as I make music. By finding a state of flow, through rhythm and voice work, mindfulness and meditation, we can achieve optimal performance in our work along with fulfilment, peace and courageous compassion in life.

Find out more about Phil Best on philbestmusic.com

The coaching I offer

I offer both 1-2-1 or group sessions and my rates are very competitive. If you’re interested in working with me, please get in touch.

The principles and practices that I teach are distilled and efficient. They’re steeped timeless wisdom so I make no claim to have found a new key or secret. But my model of “living in a state of flow” is very clear for people in today’s world.

In a way, my approach is very simple – just to focus the mind on a clear model and let go. But finding the necessary simplicity can be strangely elusive, and people often find ideas in Zen or other ancient teachings very tricky. The principles of rhythm and resonance provide excellent models of being, practising and thinking that provide access to deep and lasting transformation in any area of living

Take a look around – there’s plenty to see

This website provides an introduction to my approach and the main areas of coaching that I offer. My blog is an outlet for my musings and experiences with the principles and practices that I use

However, I cannot stress enough that a state of flow is based on practice and the development of real skill. Enlightenment is more practical than one might think: you can’t find inner peace or compassionate courage just by thinking about it. HOW you think rather than WHAT you think about is the key.

In the shop you will find musical meditations that I have created to address life’s challenges as well as other materials that I will add from time to time, designed to encourage transformation and help people live and work optimally.