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Philip Warren, Director and Founder of The Rock & Pop Music School
also teaches privately in the Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden and Teddington
areas, and at all ages and all levels from beginner to advanced. Phil
teaches Guitar, Drums, Singing, Keyboard, Song-Writing, Producing, Sound
Engineering, Music Theory and Relative Pitching and is able to give careers
advice with regard to pursuing work in the Music Industry.
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If you are interested in Philip teaching you or your children privately, please call him on 07789-902169.
Phil is friendly and approachable so do not hesitate to call.
is Founder and owner of The Rock & Pop Music School, Southern England’s
largest Rock/Pop music teaching agency and co-founder and co-owner of Back2Forward
Records – currently promoting Buck Brothers who have had significant success
across North America.
Phil founded and owns The Rock
& Pop Music School, South England’s largest Rock & Pop Music Teaching
agency. He has 7 years experience as a music tutor during which time
he has become one of South West London’s most successful private music teachers.
Phil deals with all manner of clients and personalities, with varied musical
abilities and who have presented various types of teaching challenges.
As a result, Phil is in a unique position to work with musicians, and his
experience has given him a powerful ability to show pupils how to achieve
musical goals that many would struggle to enable students to meet.
Phil is also happy to offer private tuition for artists who need to improve
their musical skills.
is also co-founder and co-owner of Back2Forward Records. In October
of last year, Back2Forward released Buck Brothers’ debut album, ‘Me’ in the
US. The promotional campaign was aimed at the specialty and student
market. Buck Brothers reached no. 9 in the FMQB chart, no. 7 in the
KKBB chart (these charts measure the airplay received by artists on Specialty
shows across all the US, most of which are broadcast on mainstream commercial
stations) and also entered the CMJ chart. Buck Brothers have also been
played on LA’s world famous KROQ every week for over a year by Rodney Bingenheimer,
one of the US’s most renouned DJs (Bingenheimer was the first to play countless
bands including The Runaways, Blondie, The Ramones, Social Distortion, Van
Halen, Duran Duran, Oasis, The Donnas, No Doubt, Coldplay, Dramarama, the
Go-Go's, B-52's, X, The Vandals, and countless others, and in 2007 received
a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame). Rodney is a major fan and proponent
of the band. Notable actor Daniel Radcliffe is also a fan of
the band. In March 2007 Phil helped co-ordinate Buck Brothers World
Record attempt (highest number of gigs in 12 hours – 28 in total), which
secured a 5 minute documentary on London Tonight (ITV’s London news coverage
at 6:30pm), a page coverage in the Evening Standard and a plethora of articles
and interviews featured in numerous press publications and broadcasts including
GMTV, XFM, BBC London, Five Live and London Lite, after which The Music Directory
officially ‘Saluted’ Back2Forward for their innovation in PR. In 2005
Phil helped found Buck Brothers. Phil has produced Buck Brothers’ debut
album ‘Me’ and has helped oversee and co-ordinate the entire Buck Brothers
project. Phil is currently producing Buck Brothers second album which
is due for release early next year.
Phil, who has been dubbed ‘Philip
‘the Ear’ Warren, also demonstrates unparalleled aural ability. He
has relative pitching ability and is gradually developing perfect pitching.
He also has impeccable rhythm, virtuoso guitar ability, strong vocal ability,
good drum ability, keyboard skills, and exceptional mixing ability.
Phil is capable of scoring entire songs and will happily demonstrate that
he can quickly hear every tiniest detail and note on a recording and duplicate
whatever he hears on an instrument note for note. Clients are repeatedly
astounded by what is becoming his legendary ear. This places him in
a unique position as a producer to iron out and isolate even the smallest
error or discrepancy on a recording. In his producing he also demonstrates
his skills of instinctively knowing what the listener needs to hear in a
successful chart song. Phil knows what he wants and refuses to rest
until he has achieved this. Years of experience have now enabled Phil
to achieve these goals with precision and speed.
Philip has also pioneered in the
study of popular music song-writing. Philip has developed the ‘top
5 hits’ database analysing chord sequencing and melodic movement of hundreds
of contemporary hits. Every week Phil adds the chords of the top 5
UK chart songs to the database. Very little or no work of this kind
has been attempted in the academic sphere since almost all in depth harmonic
musical analysis has concentrated on the study of Classical Music.
This situation has resulted from the ubiquitous, yet erroneous belief that
the harmonic structure of contemporary music is a simplified version of traditional
classical structure. Some of the results of his studies can be found
on this website.
In 2004 Philip put together the GAP song-writing team in order to write for
Susanne Manning who was 4th runner up in Pop Idol. One of the resulting
songs can be heard on philipewarren.com. This work provides a demonstration
of Philip’s ability to write and co-ordinate team song-writing. Philip
thrives on combining his skills with talented artists and continues to write
with promising new acts.