I have over twenty years' experience as an accompanist and performer. I've worked in musical theatre productions as a repetiteur and orchestra member and played for ballet schools and with choirs. I am a sought after accompanist for student's preparing their advanced performance exams and HSC performance exams.
I am also the co-founder and director of Make Tracks Recording Studio.
This year, due to COVID restrictions, I have been recording accompaniment tracks for teachers and students to use for their recorded exams. These recordings have been very popular as they are tailored to each student’s performance tempo and individual musical expression.
If you get stuck for live accompaniment, or simply if any of your students prefer, I can make them beautiful recordings of the piano accompaniment part of their pieces. These tracks can be produced very quickly.
Although it’s great to have the experience of performing live with another musician, in the current environment that’s not easy. Fortunately, playing with a personalised recording has several advantages:
The cost of having accompaniment tracks made works out cheaper than working with an accompanist face-to-face for the rehearsal and performance process
Students can rehearse with the accompaniment tracks every day
Slow practice versions of the recordings are available
There’s no need to have a piano where you rehearse or record the exam (all you need is a speaker and your phone)
You have the freedom to record the exam as many times as the student needs without the limitations of the accompanist’s availability
Recordings don’t get sick! With the current COVID restrictions, an accompanist would be unable to play if they have even slight symptoms
Hopefully this will really help you and your students.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to hear a sample of my work.