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.
ONLINE SINGING WORKSHOPS FOR THOSE WITH LITTLE OR NO EXPERIENCE.
Have you ever wanted to sing in a local choir, and didn't have the courage to join? Split over three weeks, it's designed to build confidence, and ultimately encourage you to find and join a local choir. Topics covered will include posture, breathing, warm ups, looking after your voice, basic music theory, tips for joining a choir.
Cost is just £15 per person. More dates to follow - enquiries being taken now for the next workshops.
Online - live via Zoom or FaceTime - technical help with set up can be given too
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.
DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, I AM AVAILABLE TO GIVE SINGALONGS via ZOOM OR FACETIME
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.
I AM CURRENTLY OFFERING LESSONS VIA ZOOM OR FACETIME.
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.
Past & future events
An opportunity to see me live (excludes private events)
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 2nd: Scarborough Hill hotel, North Walsham corporate event 6pm (postponed)
April 20th for ten weeks: The Village Singers community choir, Swanton Abbott chapel 7.30pm (postponed - watch this space for updates)
May 2nd: The Great British Variety Show, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich 7.30pm (postponed)
May 8th: VE day celebrations, The Manor House, Skeyton 2.15pm (cancelled)
May 8th: VE day celebrations, Heron Lodge, Wroxham 3pm
May 8th: VE day live Facebook programme of musical memories & melodies 7pm
June 27th: Music from the Movies charity concert, Edingthorpe church 7pm (postponed)
May/June/July Live Musical Quizzes on my grand piano
(see my Facebook page) - fun for all the family 7pm Friday evenings
August 15th: VJ day celebrations, The Jolly Farmers hub, Swanton Abbott 5.30pm
August 28th: Judging panel Norfolk's Got Talent Facebook live 7pm
September 13th: Interlude, Chapelfield Big Top live with Titania Trust - 2.50pm
September 15th: Battle of Britain 80th anniversary special Facebook post
October 4th: Vintage Afternoon Tea event, The Jolly Farmers hub,
Swanton Abbott 2pm (postponed)
October 30th: Live in Concert from my home to yours virtually! 7pm
December 7th: Not-So-Silent Night, Multiple Sclerosis Society Christmas event on Zoom 7pm
December 18th: Recording of facebook Christmas songs Zaira and Jane Entertain 2pm
December 22nd: Swanton Abbott village carol singing event 4.30pm (cancelled)
January 18th: Facebook live Zoom singalong to the village of Swanton Abbott 7pm
February 1st and 8th: Singing workshops on Zoom for all abilities 7.30pm
February 14th: Facebook Valentines live Zoom singalong to the village of Swanton Abbott 7pm
February 16th, 23rd & Mch 2nd: Courage 2 Sing fun online workshops - learn the basics 7.30pm
February 22nd, 1st & 8th Mch: Courage 2 Sing fun online workshops - learn the basics 7.30pm
February 25th: Swanton Swans ladies group Zoom musical quiz 7.30pm
March 20th: Norwich Fringe Festival 2021 (live online) accompanying Titania Trust 8.45pm
May 11th: Wellbeing live Zoom singalong for Mental Health Awareness week 7pm
June 12th: Queen's official birthday celebrations, Skeyton 2pm
June 15th: Summer bbq, Wroxham 11.30am - 1.30pm
June 13th: Modern Love Wedding Fair, Thurning Hall 12 noon - 3pm
July 31st: Norwich Pride online event accompanying Titania Trust 2pm
August 28th: Swanton Abbott village revels 4pm - 5.45pm
August 29th: Swanton Abbott Community Chapel Songs of Praise event 11am
September 13th: Forget Me Not Club Swanton Abbott 12.30pm
September 26th: 50th birthday garden party 2.30pm
December 11th: Festive Concert with Zaira Palumbo, Swanton Abbott Community Chapel 4pm
Music from the Movies charity concert, Edingthorpe church to be rescheduled
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,
North Walsham People's Choir, East Norfolk Operatic Society, Aylsham Blind Club, Musical Keys,
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 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.