Will Padgett

Pianist, Composer, Producer

3 Reviews
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Veteran keyboardist, composer and producer in Nashville TN for 10+ years. Played on countless independent and label-funded records, singles and TV productions.

Hey there! My name's Will. I'm a Nashville-native pianist and composer with thousands of hours of experience on the stage, in the studio, and in the practice room.

If you are looking for unique, slam-dunk keyboard parts, consider hiring a composer instead of just another session keyboardist. Great parts are themselves compositions; something all hit songs have in common is unique, iconic instrumental parts with undeniable personality.

My music can be heard in 20 different countries on TV broadcast, streaming platforms, national ad campaigns, and even blockbuster Hollywood films. Over time, I've learned about what to play and what not to play--and how finding that balance translates to holding a listener's attention and interest.

I play all keyboard instruments, with the passion and care that each one deserves. For example:
-Delicate and deliberate touch for smooth, supportive acoustic piano parts
-Gritty, wailing streaks of sound for aggressive and cutting synth leads, organ textures, and signature riffs
-Punchy, percussive jabs for adding layers of rhythm to a deep groove
-Sparse, tasteful bell-like grand piano tones to add cinematic energy to a weighty song.

Everything above is often mixed and matched across instruments to find a unique sound for each song.

Genres don't matter to me. I love MUSIC.

Listen below, and give me a shout. Let's do this!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Kyle Cox
    by Kyle Cox

    Will is my one of my favorite people to collaborate with, period. Also, arguably the most talented player I know. I’ve met a number of great players over the years who have an ego (justifiably) due to their ability, however, when it comes to Will, ego is never an issue. When you work with Will, you are getting incredible ability, reliability, & complete kindness. It seems too good to be true, but I’ve worked with him on over 20 songs the last 3 years & have only ever had a wonderful experience, always making my music better. You want to work with Will. Trust me.

  2. Review by Maddi Kepley
    by Maddi Kepley

    I got to see Will working in the studio at Moxe studio a year ago and I was SO impressed with his playing, his desire to play the music the way the composer wanted it to play, his enthusiasm! If you need a pianist, a composer, an engineer, whatever, go with Will!!!

  3. Review by Caleb Kepley
    by Caleb Kepley

    I have worked with Will multiple times and can say with confidence that not only will he absolutely crush it on the keys, but he will also contribute positive energy in the studio. You will get a great result out of Will and have a good time! 10/10 I would TOTALLY recommend!

Happy On My Own by Kyle Cox

I was the Pianist, Producer, Cowriter, and Mixing Engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Boston Grand Piano
  • Wurtlizer Upright Piano
  • Fender MK1 Rhodes
  • Prophet6 Synthesizer
  • Nord Stage 3
  • Korg SV
  • NS8 Stereo Ribbon Mic (locally made)
  • se4400a stereo pair
  • ksm44a
  • Pacifica stereo preamp
  • Keyscapes
  • Omnisphere
  • Spitfire
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