John Sabar

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With calming classical piano music I help you create a relaxed environment for any social event. Over 14 years of performing experience.

I am a classically trained pianist with a Masters in Music Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music. I have always been fascinated by music's ability to create an atmosphere and in my playing I make it my goal to put my listeners at ease and share my love of music. I am personable, friendly and organised, aiming to make your event as stress-free as possible!

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Mary S
7 months ago, for a Wedding in Highfield Oval
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5 out of 5

Loved having John play at my wedding! He was easy-going, happy to play and work with whatever I wanted as well as give good suggestions of his own. Everyone really enjoyed his playing - especially the lovely piece he played for the signing of the register (which was his own recommendation). He’s an engaging and fun presence on stage, and a really great pianist. I’d definitely recommend him to anyone else looking for a wedding musician!

Ben F
8 months ago, for a Wedding in National Centre For Early Music
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5 out of 5

We got married last year- Johnny was fantastic playing piano at our wedding. So many guests commented on how nice his piano was: it really made the event perfect and was exactly what we needed, adding a really nice environment. He was also so professional throughout. We would definitely recommend him for your event, whether a wedding or other occasion

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John's Song list

Classical (Also open for any requests!)
- Bach - Partita No. 1
- Bach-Busoni - Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
- Beethoven - Sonata C# Minor
- Beethoven - Sonata in Ab Major
- Beethoven - Sonata in F Minor
- Brahms - Intermezzo in A Major
- Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Evangélion Book 2, The Life
- Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Evangélion Book 4, The Passion
- Chopin - Etude In C# Minor
- Grovlez - Litanes
- Haydn - Sonata F Major
- Mendelssohn - Andante and Rondo Capriccioso
- Mendelssohn - Prelude and Fugue in E Minor
- Mozart - 12 Variations in C Major
- Poulenc - Improvisations No 1, 12, 13
- Ravel - Sonatine
- Scarlatti - Sonata K 208
- Scarlatti - Sonata K 209
- Schubert - Impromptu Op 90 No 4
Pop (Open to any requests! Pop songs are generally very straightforward to learn so there will likely be no further charge!)
- Ed Sheeran - Love in Slow Motion
- Ed Sheeran - Leave Your Life
- Ed Sheeran - Perfect
- Ed Sheeran - Photograph
- Noah Cyrus - July
- Wild Rivers - Thinking 'Bout Love

John's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£218.75
Up to 2 hours£312.50
Up to 3 hours£375
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I will do my very best to be flexible to ensure your event runs smoothly. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event let me know as soon as you can.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

I have a keyboard that I bring can bring out to gigs if there is no piano available at the venue.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely! Depending on the difficulty of the song I may charge up to £30 to cover practise time. This can be discussed and decided upon before booking.
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Avant garde, Easy listening, Light music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Accompanist, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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