Tuition and performance fees are reviewed annually in accordance with Musicians' Union guidelines.

Instrumental and Theory Tuition Rate

£35 per hour pro rata

Applies to individual and small group face to face or online lessons. Whole class and large ensemble direction to be negotiated up to reflect additional preparation time.


Piano Accompanying Rate

£42.50 (Grade 1-5)

£64 (Grade 6-7)

£85 (Grade 8+)

Inclusive of one rehearsal and aural practice prior to exam or performance day, all time spent learning the parts, all time and mileage on the day. Additional rehearsals are charged at standard teaching rate by request.

Schools and Concerts Rate

£86.50 per day

Inclusive of rehearsal and concert on the same day. Covers all services as a performer, as well as working as a conductor or an accompanist.

Workshop Rate

£202 per day (pro rata)

Maximum 5 hour day, increased to reflect additional preparation time and resources provided.

Performing Fees

Short performance (15 mins) £100

Up to 1 hour £180

Up to 2 hours £260

Up to 3 hours £340

All prices include advance telephone/video-call consultation, three unique song choices, set-up time, and high quality live music to make your event memorable.

Custom Prices

Wedding ceremony £200

Including music for procession, two pieces for signing the register and music for recession as requested.

Drinks reception £250

Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception.

Wedding ceremony plus background music £280

As above, with additional 30 minutes of music either side of the ceremony before the service as guests arrive/leave for up to 30 minutes.

Ceremony, guest arrival, drinks reception combo £500

Music for guest arrival up to 30 minutes. Music for ceremony. Music for guest exit up to 30 minutes. 2 x 45 minute sets for drinks reception.

Ceremony, guest arrival/exit, drinks reception, dinner £700

Music for guest arrival up to 30 minutes. Music for ceremony. Music for guest exit up to 30 minutes. 2 x 45 minute sets for drinks reception. 2 x 45 minute sets during wedding breakfast.


£97.20 short session (2 hours)

£130 standard session (3 hours)

£194.40 long session (4 hours)

Travel expenses

£0.45 per mile  

These rates factor all the financial obligations of being self-employed, such as holiday pay, sick pay, pension contributions and parental leave. They are recommended minimums and should be used as a starting point for negotiating rates where work involves additional travel, increased preparation time or greater responsibility. 

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