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 how I may help you.
Join a pop up community choir in the village of Swanton Abbott, Norfolk.
Open to all abilities and ages. No experience or audition is necessary - just a desire to sing!
We will be reforming for Christmas. 5 rehearsals & 2 performances. Cost £25. Mondays starting 13th November 7.30pm - 9pm.
Use the contact form at the bottom of this page if you're interested in joining us this time!
Online - live via Zoom - technical help with set up can be given
Piano and music theory lessons
Interactive singalongs for the care sector
Special, private interactive singalongs for your loved one with dementia, and you, or other carer
Live online piano performance, on my grand piano, tailor made for your party, special occasion, a unique birthday gift
Learn a song to sing to a loved one/friend at their special event (with the option for me to accompany you too)
Courage 2 Sing workshops for those with little or no experience, and are looking to learn the basics and maybe join a local choir
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.
I am give singalongs via Zoom.
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.
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, and auditions.
I offer very reasonable rates to all - and you can enjoy playing on a grand piano in my home.
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 me to discuss your requirements, and I'd be delighted to help.
Piano In The Afternoon/Evening
I offer background piano music for afternoon tea, garden parties, and luncheons, cocktail parties and so on, either solo piano or piano with full backing tracks.
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.
Weddings - you may like a special piece played in the ceremony, or as the bride arrives, or even background music for a drinks reception.
Funerals - I can play a particular piece of music that holds special memories for your loved one.
Anniversaries/parties/dinner - why not have a live pianist playing in the background to bring a touch of elegance to your event.
Past & future events
An opportunity to see me live (excludes private events)
February 9th: Neatishead Friends & Neighbours Club, Victory Hall 10.30am
February 14th: Aylsham Blind Club, Valentine's tea party 3pm
March 14th: Lent Lunch Churches Together, Swanton Abbott chapel 12.30p
March 17th: Norfolk Music Festival (accompanist), Central Baptist Church, Norwich
March 19th: Sunday Song & Piano for Mother's Day, Black Swan, North Walsham 4pm
April 23rd: Afternoon tea in aid of Air Ambulance, Scarborough Hill Hotel, North Walsham 2.30pm
May 8th: Coronation celebrations, ACT centre, Aylsham 1.30pm & 5pm
June 24th: Swanton Abbott Village Revels 5.45pm
July 8th: HMS Pinafore with Opera Anywhere, Sheringham Little Theatre 7.30pm
Aug 5th: Edingthorpe Songs from Stage & Screen, Edingthorpe Church 5pm
Dec 9th, 22nd & 23rd: Holkham Hall, An Audience with Father Christmas
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, Holkham Hall, Triple Threat Stage School, Vocalights Choir,
Broadland School of Dance, Age UK Norfolk Pabulum Dementia Friendly Cafés,
Cromer & Sheringham Operatic & Dramatic Society, Mark Morris Dance Group,
Royal Shakespeare Company, Norwich Phoenix Male Voice Choir, North Walsham People's Choir,
The Norwich Singers, St Gregory's Orchestra, East Norfolk Operatic Society, Opera Anywhere, Aylsham Blind Club, Musical Keys, The Dial House Reepham, Bakers and Larners Holt, Jennifer Grace Music & Vocal Academy, various care homes throughout Norfolk & Suffolk, 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 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 five 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 25 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
"I would like to recommend Jane, a wonderful singer, pianist and entertainer who we have used regularly on Zoom and in person. Jane has a lot of experience of people with dementia and without, and can adapt quickly as the situation dictates. Please give her a shout. I promise you she is worth her weight in gold and the residents always come away smiling, dancing and singing."
Manager, Ivy Court Care Home, Norwich
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.