Telephone 07799715211

Swanton Abbott, Norwich, UK

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Jane Everard

Pianist For All Occasions

As an accomplished pianist and performer across many genres, my training and vast experience to date means I bring a reliable, professional and tailored approach to all of my work, and ensure that you have a memorable experience. I’ve been performing and accompanying since the age of 8 in a variety of settings, at both small intimate events, and also larger ones, for example The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  I am an Associate of the London College of Music (ALCM), and hold a performers diploma.  I am also a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (MISM).   

Enhanced DBS checked.

Do get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Weddings & Special Occasions

With many years of experience behind me, I offer a wide range of solo piano and accompanied options to suit your event covering a range of music genres to perfectly suit your taste from gentle jazz, songs from the shows to contemporary pop hits.

Piano In The Afternoon/Evening

I offer background piano music for afternoon tea, garden parties, and luncheons, cocktail parties and so on. 

Accompanying

If you are a soloist, instrumentalist, operatic and dramatic society, dance school, theatre company or choir in need of an experienced, reliable and approachable accompanist, please call to discuss your requirements.

Piano Lessons/Help with Sight Singing & Sight Reading/Music Theory/Auditions

If you would like to start learning the piano, or indeed have already had some lessons in the past, have a certain amount of knowledge, but would like to improve, take an exam, just play for fun, or receive encouragement & ideas on how to move your piano playing forward, then please contact me.   I can also help with music theory, aural tests, sight singing, sight reading, auditions.  I offer very reasonable rates to all - and you can enjoy playing on a grand piano in my home.

I currently have a vacancy on a Wednesday for piano lessons.

Pianist and Vocalist Duo

I also work with an amazing and talented vocalist Zaira Palumbo.  We bring memorable musical entertainment to suit all occasions, including weddings, functions, fund raising events, small concerts, afternoon tea and so on. 

You can find out more about Zaira at www.zairapalumbo.com

Music in the Care Sector

Music has the ability to enable positive changes in emotional well being in those engaging in live musical interaction.  It can be therapeutic and uplifting, especially those with memory loss, sensory impairment, and learning difficulties.  I provide a range of options for the care sector. For example, for those in residential care/day care/dementia friendly cafes I provide fully interactive singalongs, musical quizzes, and fun musical workshops.   These can all be tailor made to suit your needs.

 

Past & future events

An opportunity to see me live

2019

April 16th - 20th: Annie by Red Loft Theatre Company, The Atrium, North Walsham

April 23rd: Mark Morris Dance Group over 60's dance workshop, Theatre Royal, Norwich

May 25th: Songs from the Shows, Edingthorpe church, in aid of Prostate Cancer 7pm

June 1st: Songs from the Shows, Swanton Abbott chapel, in aid of Motor Neurone Disease 3pm

June 16th: Fathers Day Sunday lunch, The Manor Hotel, Mundesley

June 21st Fête de la Musique, Alysham recreation ground 1.15pm with Zaira Palumbo.  Free event.

July 13th: The Sound of Musicals, Aylsham Town Hall 2.30pm

in support of Aylsham & District Care Trust 

July 21st: Summer Concert & Strawberry Tea, North Walsham People's Choir, 6pm

July 27th: Heron Lodge, Wroxham, Norfolk Day garden party 2pm

October 5th: Trimingham Trosh, with soprano Zaira Palumbo, Trimingham Hall 1.30pm

November 2nd: St Nicholas Church, North Walsham, Music for Remembrance event 6.30pm

November 9th: A Song for Juliet project, in assoc with Royal Shakespeare Company,

Circle Lounge, Theatre Royal Norwich 11am

December 8th: Christmas Concert, North Walsham People's Choir, 5pm

December 14th: Christmas concert Swanton Abbott chapel, with soprano Zaira Palumbo,

in aid of Nelson's Journey 2pm
December 20th: Chapel lunch, Swanton Abbott chapel, 12.30pm
December 22nd: Christmas family lunch, The Jubilee Family Centre, Aylsham 2pm

December 22nd: Edingthorpe Church carol service 4.30pm

2020

January 30th: Swanton Abbott Swans ladies group launch evening, Village Hall 7pm

January 31st: West End Has Faith concert in aid of Tearfund, Holy Rood Church,
Fareham, Portsmouth 7.30pm

April 20th for ten weeks: The Village Singers community choir, Swanton Abbott chapel 7.30pm
May 2nd: The Great British Variety Show, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich 7.30pm 
May 8th:  VE day celebrations, The Manor House, Skeyton 2.15pm

May 8th: VE day celebrations, Heron Lodge, Wroxham 4pm
June 27th: Music from the Movies charity concert, Edingthorpe church 7pm

 

Watch me at work

Please take a look at a brief selection of what I do. 

See me at work as an accompanist and as background music for a garden party.

 

Performance Feedback

Straight from the Source

It’s always a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of my clients’ happy memories. I’m touched that some of my clients took the time to write some wonderful and touching testimonials about me.
Clients I am currently working with, or have worked with locally recently include Norwich Theatre Royal,

Red Loft Theatre Company, Limelight Studios, Triple Threat Stage School, Broadland School of Dance,
Age UK Norfolk Pabulum Dementia Friendly Cafés, Cromer & Sheringham Operatic & Dramatic Society,
Mark Morris Dance Group, Royal Shakespeare Company,  The Manor Hotel Mundesley, Vocalights Choir Aylsham, North Walsham People's Choir, East Norfolk Operatic society,
various care homes in Norfolk & Suffolk eg Heron Lodge, Wroxham, local WI groups and Wroxham Rotary Club.

"I have used Jane to cover several rehearsals for recent musical productions of Sister Act, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and now 9-5 The Musical.  She is an accomplished pianist, and well trained in the skills of working with others.  I will call upon her in the future without hesitation."

Mark Sharp, Musical Director, Cromer Operatic and Dramatic Society

"Jane has been entertaining our members of The Multiple Sclerosis Society at our annual Christmas party for four years now.  She is an accomplished pianist, and a great asset to our members, making a memorable evening for them and we have booked her again with popular demand!  She is very gifted and also very reliable."

Biddy Bigland, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mildenhall

"Jane has been an accompanist for the Bury Community Choir since its formation 13 years ago.  As well as being an excellent musician, she is also an exceptionally sympathetic accompanist.  Jane is extremely reliable, and has an excellent rapport with the choir.  I unhesitatingly recommend Jane Everard as a musician of the highest calibre."

Mike Berridge, Director, Bury St Edmunds Community Choir

"I've know Jane for over 20 years.  She is an excellent accompanist and has helped out at rehearsals, sight reading whatever has been put in front of her.  She is always reliable and would be a great asset to any Operatic Society, singing group or choir"

Louise Petch, Director &Member, Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society

"Jane played the piano at the opening of our conference centre and for our annual carol service. She did an excellent job on both occasions. She was thoroughly professional and reliable. I was impressed with her repertoire, her sight reading skills, and her ability to be flexible according to the need and time available. Jane provides an excellent service.  I am very happy to recommend her."

Jill Ford, Lecturer in Arts,
All Nations Christian College, Easneye, Herts

 

Contact

Would you like me to be part of your wedding, private party, or special event, or be your accompanist? Have questions regarding my musical repertoire, performance rates, and availability? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Telephone 07799715211