Phelps Music's director Dan Phelps is a composer, pianist and music tutor based in Tonteg near Pontypridd, South Wales. Dan has a Post Graduate Diploma in Composition from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as well as a BA (Hons) Degree in Music from Bath Spa University College. 

African Drumming

We provide African drumming workshops for schools, youth and community groups, businesses, festivals and other family events.
In our workshops participants learn about and get hands-on experience of using traditional African instruments such as Djembe drums, a Djun Djun (African bass drum) Ghana bells and Shekere shakers.
The workshops aim to engage, enthuse and inspire participants by having fun, making music together and taking a musical journey through the fascinating sounds and rhythms of Africa's cultural heritage while participating in a drum circle.

Music Lessons

We provide professional piano, theory and composition tuition, with students currently from Rhondda Cynon Taff, Caerphilly, Cardiff and Bridgend. As well as piano tuition, we provide music theory lessons for musicians who are looking to support their music examinations and/or develop their technical knowledge.  We also offer composition support for GCSE and A Level music students. 


We provide an eclectic mix of piano music for Weddings, Care and Residential Homes, Functions and Corporate Events.

Performance background

Dan has extensive experience as a solo pianist and keyboard player and has performed extensively throughout the UK. As well as his own solo piano recitals he provides music for care homes, weddings, corporate events and functions.  He also works with vocalist Jayne Sarah providing an acoustic set of Jazz, Blues and original arrangements of classic songs. Performance highlights include, as a solo pianist, performing at St David's Hall as part of the Welsh proms and at St Donat's Arts centre.  

Past performance credits include being the keyboard player for 2 Rude (a ska tribute band), New Jersey (a Bon Jovi tribute band), performing with the Con Brio Samba band, and playing as part of a vocal and piano duo providing an acoustic set of an extensive mix of music.


Composition background

Dan is a prize winning composer whose music has been performed all over the country.  Dan's albums have given him the freedom and ability to produce and release his own music.
"Clockwork Hiatus" from his album 'Shadows' has been played on BBC Radio Wales and described as "expansive and beautiful" by the show's presenter Adam Walton. His albums have also been described as a "pleasurable listening experience" by BBC Radio 3's Rob Cowan, "Utterly Beautiful" by Big Issue Cymru and his album 'Reflections' has been described as "A striking solo piano debut" by The Musician.
For more information on Dan's music please visit his website here.


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