Composer for February…Phillip Keveren!
Phil Keveren is an American pianist and composer. He is a co-author of the popular Hal Leonard Student Piano Library method books (see photo below). His “The Philip Keveren Series” are very popular. These books are arrangements of popular, religious, traditional tunes – the music that you often hear, yet the originals are too challenging for late-elementary to intermediate-level piano students.
One of my favourite books are “Songs of Inspiration”, containing pieces such as Somewhere Out There, You Raise Me Up, I Can Only Imagine, and Lean on Me. Check out the full song list here.
Another popular books is “Disney Songs for Classical Piano”. Pieces include Beauty and the Beast, Colors of the Wind, Under the Sea and Can you Feel The Love Tonight. Full list of songs here. Below is the cover, and an example of a piece in the book.
Click here for the full list of his arrangements available through Hal Leonard.