August 11, 2017

Other Services

Wedding pianist

Do you need a wedding pianist? I provide a bespoke service to celebrate your special day, whether you need music as you walk down the aisle, or would like a set to accompany the wedding breakfast, or perhaps a piano & singer for your evening entertainment, all services can be provided. I have my own electric piano, a Casio PX 110, which offers an authentic piano sound, I can also hire a grand piano if preferred.

I am a specialist in improvisation and playing by ear, able to play songs by listening to them. You can check out some of the songs on my set list here >  Not found what you were looking for? No problem, just drop me an email and I’ll be able to help.

I began playing at wedding’s ten years ago and have since performed at many different venues throughout Yorkshire. I’m available to play at any occasion including larger events such as wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, garden parties and corporate functions to smaller affairs such as birthdays, dinner parties and anniversaries.

I work across the north from Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield to the Dales, Lake District, Peak District and North York Moors.  To discuss what kind of music you would like and for a free quotation, please email halifaxpianoteacher@gmail.com or call 07716 031252.

Please see Northern Wedding Pianist for more information.

Accompaniment

I am an experienced pianist available for accompanying singing lessons in schools. I can play from music or by ear and arrange and transpose music according to the needs of the school.

In addition I also accompany singers or instrumentalists preparing for exams or auditions.

View some of the songs I provide to accompany primary school music lessons here

Arrangement / Composition

Composition is part of the GCSE and A’ level syllabus and is something with which I am able to help pupils. There is no right or wrong answer to composition, but there are various styles and devices that people can use in their own works.

As well as teaching for music qualifications I also encourage students to attempt to write their own material. Many teachers focus only on performance, but you’d be surprised at how creative children as young as six can be when asked to make up their own music.

Here is a recording of a former pupil’s A’ level composition:  Cello Sonata by Ben Bland

Improvisation is defined as ‘created without prior preparation’. In music it can cover anything from adding a few notes to a piece, right through to creating different versions of existing music. Not all students are able to improvise, below is a recording of an improvised version of Beethoven’s Fur Elise: Jazzy Fur Elise

As well as teaching composition, improvisation and arrangement I have also written and arranged music for a local ballet group and short films. The following film EAT by American animator Michal Finegold was shortlisted for the Haydenfilms Online Film Festival in 2008