About Phillip McLellan Music

A Life Steeped in Sound


My name is Phil and I'm so glad you've come to check out my website. I like music, and I hope you do too. 

I was born and raised in N. Michigan on a small coastal town. I grew up skiing and swimming and performing in community theatre. My mother was gifted a piano when I was just under five years old and I've been hooked ever since. She loves to tell the story that I was reading sheet music before I could read English. That is yet to be verified but what is unquestionable is my unbridled love for the piano and the freedom music gives me. 

Though I've never studied formally, I credit so much of my musicality to the incredible program through our school district. It was because of that foundation I am the artist I've become and for that, I am eternally grateful. I went on to studied musical theatre performance at Western Michigan University. During my time in Kalamazoo, I was hired by Kalamazoo Public Schools as an accompanist and music director as well as WMU's School of Music to accompany various instruments and voice parts. Eventually I plan to return to school and work towards a Masters in Music Therapy with a focus in PTSD and addiction. 

I suppose that's enough about me. 

All in all, I have lived my life as a musical sponge and only hope that I can grant you moments of joy and peace as you hear me play. 



Phillip is a fantastic pianist. More importantly, Phillip is a wonderfully unique, outgoing and professional person and entertainer. Grace is the word that comes to mind... Phillip is graceful, in his art, communication, and presence.

Alex C.

Phil’s music made our wedding ceremony so special, he’s an amazing musician and even played our special song requests.

Carly T.

Phil is an incredibly talented performer and I really appreciate the support he has given to my daughter Helen on her musical journey as her piano accompanist. Thank you so much for taking the time to make her feel comfortable prior to District and State Solo and Ensemble, and most recently accompanying her at the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Young Artist competition. Hopefully, more events to come!

Amy H.

talented artist and all around charming fellow

Jake L.

Phillip did an absolute amazing job singing at my son, Paul’s, wedding! His rendition of Ave Maria brought people to tears.

Trish M.

My wife and I had the incredible privilege of having Phillip play during our wedding ceremony. Not only is Phil’s musical talent very evident, but he is a genuine person. I would recommend Phillip to anyone, our wedding would not have been the same without him!

Kevin L.

Phillip McLellan is one of the most genuine and charming people you will ever meet! He is also an extremely talented musician and we could not have imagined the perfection of our wedding day without him! He accommodated all of my special requests and I trusted him completely with the rest of the set list- all of our guests commented on the beautiful live music and he truly brought to life the mood and vibe we envisioned for our day! Book him for your wedding, a special anniversary, or a Tuesday night dinner party at home - you will not be disappointed!

Shannon H.


"If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die."

W. Shakespeare - A1S1, Twelfth Night



If you have any questions or would like information about booking Phillip McLellan Music, I'd love to hear from you!

Petoskey, Mchigan


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