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James Hall

Singing & Theatre Arts Teacher, Musical Director, Piano Accompanist & Composer

BA (Hons) PGCE

ATCL (Musical Theatre)

I have been working as a piano accompanist since 2010 working all over London and beyond. As well as my Roland FP80 I also have a Yamaha P95 which is a smaller, lighter piano that still provides excellent piano feel and sound. The Yamaha has recently been hired out to a theatre company and I am now able to offer this piano for hire from me with pedal unit and stand.

 

If an acoustic piano is required for an event I can recommend piano hire companies that provide both high quality grand and upright pianos.

 

I offer piano accompaniment for a range of different requirements including:

 

- Music Examinations

- Music Concerts

- Auditions

- Cabarets

- Recordings

- Relgious Services

- Workshops

- Choirs

 

 

Previous clients include:

 

- Richmond Theatre

- APT (Academy of Performance Training) Guildford

- The Pauline Quirke Academy

- The Worshipful Company of Upholders

- The British Theatre Academy

- West End Virtuosos

- Practically Perfect Productions

- The Heart & Soul Choir

- The Wold Singers

- Production Bugs

- Shenanigans New Old Tyme Music Hall

- Cygnet Players

- Teddington Theatre Club

- St Richard Reynolds Catholic College

- Beata Chrismary

What I Offer

As an accompanist I have excellent sight reading skills and the ability to follow and adjust my playing to support whoever I’m working with. I like to think I’m a sensitive accompanist who is an extension of the soloist. Most of my accompanying experience is in musical theatre with vocalists but I regularly accompany vocalists and instrumentalists in Jazz, Pop and other Contemporary styles. I am able to improvise and read off lead sheets as well as create arrangements and do transpositions.  I have a lot of experience accompanying choirs and playing for music exams. Don't have a piano? I also have the facility to bring my own Roland FP80 digital piano for venues or rehearsal rooms without a piano.

To book or for any queries please email

 

info@jamesahall.co.uk

 

or call: 07531926132

Rates for Piano Accompaniment

Diana Meyer 21st March 2014

 

I should just like to thank you very much for accompanying Amanda at her recital on Tuesday. I thought it went very well and her singing came good on the night!  Thank you for the help you gave her so that she was able to perform with confidence. I will give your name and details to the Clerk of the Company in case they need a pianist in the future to play or accompany someone. I will also tell anyone I know about you who may be interested in using your services in one form or another.  Of course, if Amanda needs a pianist in the future, she will know where to turn!

It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you enjoyed doing something a little different.

With kind regards,  Diana

 

 

Giles Baggott 15th June 2013

 

I have only positive things to say about James. I asked him to help me out a week before my final exam after another accompanist dropped out and James effectively saved the day. He was professional and extremely easy to work and get along with, and is one of the best accompanists I have had the pleasure of working with. Not only is he very talented at piano, but his playing actually enables you to perform at your best. I heartily reccomend using his services!

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