Will Bartlett read music at St. Peter's college, Oxford, specialising in composition and musical analysis as well as directing the Oxford University jazz orchestra.
Based in London since 2004, he completed an MA in jazz performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Simon Purcell, John Taylor and Pete Churchill. He was awarded the Archer scholarship at Trinity college of music in 2005 and was pianist for the National Youth Jazz orchestra from 2005-2008.
Since then he has worked as a pianist, educator and composer/arranger with names including Stan Sulzmann, Norman Winstone, Claire Martin, Matt Ford, Jim Mullen, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Alan Barnes, Anita Wardell, Shlomo, Keith Mansfield, King Candy and the Sugar Push. He has recently studied Hammond Organ with Mike Le Donne and Piano with Jeb Patton and Jacob Sacks in New York. He has worked as pianist Musical Director for Salena Jones and Ray Quinn, and written orchestrations for Emilia Martensson, Norma Winstone and Atila Huseyin. He is also the unofficial house pianist for The Royal Albert Hall.
He teachers privately from a studio on Hackney Road, East London, on the Jazz Academy courses founded by Michael Garrick and at Hockerill College in Hertfordshire.