Tom Hughes

Music Practitioner

MUSIC EDUCATION

Classes available in school/college or home based.

Piano
Saxophone
Guitar
Music Theory
Introductory Courses
School & Home Tuition
Primary Education Consultancy Primary

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30 minute lesson - £20
45 minute lesson - £30
60 minute lesson - £40

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PERFORMING and COMPOSING


Tom Hughes is available to offer a variety of different performances, whether a public or private event/meeting. Please enquire to discuss further.

MELODIOUS
A recital of relaxing piano music inspired by the countryside surroundings of Mordiford, Priors Frome and Checkley, Herefordshire.

THE MAGIC OF MORDIFORD
A recital from the project celebrating folklore, music and art. Includes storytelling of 'Flying with Faeries & The Mordiford Dragon' - with music and moving image.


ODE TO THE COUNTRYSIDE
A recital of poetry celebrating the countryside - with relaxing music and moving image.

UNDERCOVER
A performance of instrumental covers.

SOLLY & HUGHES
A performance of covers with Hannah Solly on vocals.

FOLK
A performance of folk/traditional music and original compositions on accordion and fiddle.

MORDIFORD COMMUNITY CHOIR
A performance of popular music spanning the decades.

TRANSCRIPTION and ENGRAVING

Writing arrangements or compiling a music book from sheet music (music engraving/scoring) is less costly than writing from transcribed material. If there’s no sheet music, I need to do the transcription first, and this time needs to be factored into the bill. I use sibelius software to provide the finished score and this can be sent in pdf or paper format.

RATES:
Music transcription fees vary on the internet from £55 per hour of work to £20 per minute of music (melody/chords) or £5 per bar of music. Music engraving fees alone range from £10-£20 per page of music.

Music transcription is painstaking work, and I aim to do it well. I consider my rates extremely fair, based on negotiated rates between the Musician's Union and American Federation of Musicians. My rates are as follows:

£40 per hour - transcription from audio recording
£20 per page - engraving (scoring from written manuscript)
£100 - transcription & engraving of a one off lead sheet or song
(up to 2 pages)

A deposit is required prior to commencement of work. This is usually 50% of the quote.

I particularly specialise in the transcription & engraving of folk & traditional music, lead sheets, easy choir arrangements and depending on workload, I will consider easy piano & band arrangements. A Lead sheet is very simple to follow, but can include a lot of information:
Melody
Lyrics
Chords
Song structure

I can offer special rates to folk musicians looking to release a music book. This would be a joint venture, with myself as author/compiler and publisher (the person that prepares, and issues “printed” original works, compositions and musical arrangements. This work includes music transcription and/or engraving/scoring, complete design and production). 50% of the revenue to be paid to me quarterly. These terms will continue in perpetuity once the work is completed and the title released.

All books to be ordered direct from myself (min order of 100). Books printed with full colour cover and black and white inside.
Book will include complete design, editing, barcode & registration to international publication database (worth £50 alone), covers, introduction, contents, photos/illustrations (if required) and of course the tunes/songs in melody line and chords format.

Listing on Amazon, Waterstones and other retailers.. Plus, submission to: The British Library; Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford; Cambridge University Library; The National Library of Scotland; The Library of Trinity College, Dublin and The National Library of Wales.

Time-frame could take anything from 6-12 months if transcription is involved aswell as engraving. If written manuscript is provided, then turn around will be nearer 6 months. Each case is individual so please get in contact for further details.

COMMUNITY CHOIR


Singing helps people calm down physically. The body produces endorphins - the happy hormone that affects every cell in the body – which lift the spirits and boosts the immune system.

Firm and lasting friendships are formed. People look out for each other, support each other, laugh with each other and feel fantastic when they hear the wonderful harmonies they make together.

Singing together has great health benefits for breathing, for your heart and for emotional well-being.

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