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About Rachel Jones

Professional wedding and events pianist in Kent and the surrounding areas. Offering a broad range of repertoire from jazz standards, to pop.
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I am Rachel Jones; a professional pianist who loves exploring and playing music from all genres. I received a 1st BA(Hons) in music and education from The University of Reading where I developed my love of performing through various recitals and performing opportunities. My highlights included performing Ligeti's Musica Ricercata, Khachaturian's Toccata and Britten's Night Piece (Notturno). After University, I taught as a primary school teacher and then a school music teacher for 10 years before becoming a full-time musician and piano teacher. During that time, I continued my professional development, including a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto no.24 in C minor K491. I love working with couples to create a bespoke playlist for their special day. I especially enjoy creating arrangements of more unusual requests that you wouldn't expect to hear on the piano.

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Rachel Jones' Reviews

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Graeme S
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic. Wonderful music and Rachel was a delight to work with. Highly recommend.

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Rob C
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic performance and a pleasure to have at our party, really kicked the day off with a swing and was brilliant in the run up with organisation and making sure we had the perfect set for the event, thanks so much!

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Paige B
9 months ago, for a Wedding in Cooling
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5 out of 5

Amazing Day! 17.06.2023 We used Kent Pianist as our piano player during our welcome drinks and ceremony and WOW is all i can say! She worked alongside a Violinist we had play together and they were honestly incredible! Rachel was so patient and supportive during the whole process, I was really undecided on what aisle song to have and they rehearsed so many for me to decide between. There was no pressure and on the day the songs sounded perfect! I would highly recommend booking Kent Pianist for your special day. She is so trustworthy and just a lovely person. Thank you so much for making our day sound so special! Paige & Ollie xx

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Lauren H
10 months ago, for a Wedding in Maidstone Rd
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5 out of 5

Wedding Pianist Well what can I say, Rachel was amazing all the way through initial communications to playing at our ceremony at the beautiful Nettlestead Place. Rachel went above and beyong what I expected and exceeded all expectations. Her music was stunning and myself, my husband and our guests loved Rachel's music and choice of songs. Value for money was amazing, I provided little direction (as we are not that musically minded) and Rachel continued to amaze me with the level of service and communications throughout our planning. I would highly recommend Rachel, she made our intimate little venue and ceremony that extra bit special! Thank you Rachel 😊 x

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Rachel Jones' Song list

I'm Kissing You- Des'ree- Romeo and Juliet
A Million Dreams- The Greatest Showman
All I Ask of you- The Phantom of the Opera
City of Stars- La La Land
Come What May- Moulin Rouge
Edelweiss- The Sound of Music
Falling Slowly- Once
Love Never Dies
One Day I'll Fly Away- Moulin Rouge
Rewrite the Stars- The Greatest Showman
Seasons of Love- Rent
Shallow- A Star is Born
Something Good- The Sound of Music
Somewhere- West Side Story
The Music of the Night- The Phantom of the Opera
How Far I'll Go- Moana
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes- Cinderella
A Whole New World- Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Can you Feel the Love Tonight- The Lion King
Go the Distance- Hercules
I See The Light- Tangled
Let it Go- Frozen
Married Life- Up
Once Upon a Dream- Sleeping Beauty
Part of your World- The Little Mermaid
When You Wish Upon a Star- Pinocchio
As Time Goes By- Casablanca
Balcony Scene- Romeo and Juliet
Cavatina- The Deer Hunter
Cinema Paradiso
Dawn- Pride and Prejudice
For the Love of a Princess- Braveheart
Feather Theme- Forest Gump
Now We are Free- Gladiator
Glasgow Love Theme- Love Actually
Portuguese Love Theme- Love Actually
Love Story
My Heart Will Go On- Titanic
One Summer's Day- Spirited Away
Romeo and Juliet Love Theme
Take My Breath Away- Top Gun
Love Theme- The Godfather
The Luckiest- About Time
Up Where We Belong- An Officer and a Gentleman
A Sky Full of Stars- Coldplay
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Afterglow- Ed Sheeran
All of Me- John Legend
All of the Lights- Kanye West
Amazed- Lonestar
Blinding Lights- The Weekend
Circles- Post Malone
Crazy in Love- Beyonce
Dance Monkey- Tones and I
Despacito- Luis Fonsi
Easy on Me- Adele
Fallin'- Alicia Keys
How Long Will I Love You- Ellie Goulding
I Get to Love You- Ruelle
I Won't Give Up- Jason Mraz
The Joker and the Queen- Ed Sheeran
Just the Way you Are- Bruno Mars
Lay me Down- Sam Smith
Let me Love You- DJ Snake
Love me Like You Do- Ellie Goulding
Make You Feel My Love- Adele
Marry Me- Train
No One- Alicia Keys
Ordinary People- John Legend
Hey Ya- Outkast
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
Rather Be- Clean Bandit
Say you won't let go- James Arthur
Senorita- Shawn Mendes
Shape of You- Ed Sheeran
Skinny Love- Birdie
Something Just Like This- Coldplay
Paradise- Coldplay
Teenage Dream- Katie Perry
The Best Day- Taylor Swift
The Edge of Glory- Lady Gaga
Thinkin' 'Bout You- Frank Ocean
Thinking out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Umbrella- Rihanna
We've Found Love- Rihanna
Basket Case- Greenday
Chasing Cars- Snowpatrol
Faithfully- Journey
Open Arms- Journey
Good Riddance- Greenday
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing- Aerosmith
Nothing Else Matters- Metallica
One Day Like This- Elbow
Somewhere only we Know- Keane
Sugar We're Going Down- Fall Out Boy
Wherever You Will Go- The Calling
With or Without You- U2
Wonderwall- Oasis
All My Loving- The Beatles
All You Need is Love- The Beatles
Always on Your Mind- Willie Nelson
And I Love You So- Perry Como
Can't Take My Eyes of of You- Frankie Vali
Close to you- The Carpenters
Endless Love- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Fields of Gold- Sting
Halleluja- Jeff Buckley
Have I Told You Lately- Van Morrison
Heaven- Bryan Adams
Here Comes the Sun- The Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere- The Beatles
Hey Jude- The Beatles
How Deep Is Your Love- The Bee Gees
I Don't Know Much- Linda Ronstadt
I Just Called to Say I Love You- Stevie Wonder
I Want to Hold Your Hand- The Beatles
I Will Always Love You- Dolly Parton
In my Life- The Beatles
Isn't She Lovely- Stevie Wonder
Just the Two of Us- Bill Withers
Just the Way you are- Billy Joel
Lady in Red- Chris De Burgh
Lean On Me- Bill Withers
Make You Feel My Love- Bob Dylan
Real Love- John Lennon
Saving all my Love- Whitney Housten
She- Elvis Costello
She Will be Loved- Maroon 5
She's Always a Woman- Billy Joel
She's Got a Way- Billy Joel
Songbird- Fleetwood Mac
Strange Magic- ELO
Time After Time- Cyndi Lauper
Together in Electric Dreams- Philip Oakey
We've Only Just Begun- The Carpenters
When You Say Nothing at all- Westlife
White Flag- Dido
Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
Your Song- Elton John
At Last
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly with me
Fly me to the Moon
I Get a Kick Out of You
I'm in the Mood for Love
I've Got You Under My Skin
Moon River
One Moment in Time
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Smile
Someone to Watch Over Me
Something Stupid
The Nearness of You
The Very Thought of You
The Way you Look Tonight
True Love
Unforgettable
What a Wonderful World
When I Fall in Love
When You're Smiling
Canon in D- Pachelbel
Arabesque No1- Debussy
Claire de Lune- Debussy
Air on a G String- Bach
Ave Maria- Schubert
Ave Maria- Bach
Gymnopedie No.1- Satie
Fur Elise- Beethoven
Nocturne's- Chopin
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring- Bach
Raindrop Prelude- Chopin
The Swan- Saint-Saëns
Valse- Chopin
Wedding March- Mendelssohn
Natural Light- Ludovico Einaudi
Watermark- Enya
Nuvole Bianche- Ludovico Einaudi
A River Flows in You- Yiruma
Le Onde- Ludovico Einaudi
Kiss the Rain- Yiruma
Bluebird- Alexis French
Comptine d'un autre et- Yann Tiersen
I Giorni- Ludovico Einaudi
When Hearts Collide- Alexis French

Rachel Jones' 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)£60
Up to 1 hour£312.50
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£687.50
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£281.25
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£312.50
Wedding Breakfast
Up to 2 hours of music for your wedding breakfast
£375
Ceremony & Drinks Reception
Combination of the two
£375
Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast
Combination of the two
£500
Ceremony & Wedding Breakfast
Combination of the two
£500
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£625

Add-ons

Digital Piano & Speaker
+£50
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The range of pieces and genres I can provide. Clients love hearing pieces of music that they would not normally expect to hear on the piano.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Westenhanger Castle, Solton Manor, Port Lympne, Allington Castle, Dover Marina, Lympne Castle, Chilston Park, Rowhill Grange, Cooling Castle Barn, Swarling Manor, Chapel House Estate, Many Churches.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love a variety of music from different genres including Chopin, Mendelssohn, Einaudi, Yiruma, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Metallia, Pink Floyd, Coldplay and John Legend (a real mix). My absolute favourite is film music and video game music (Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, Joe Hisaishi).

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

I try my best to be as flexible as possible on the day. If timings change slightly just let me know as soon as possible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

No

How much time do you need to set up?

I take about 30min to set up the electric piano and speaker.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes, as long as in working order and in tune!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes. I love requests and arranging new songs. You can choose as many of the songs as you would like in the playlist.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes. I have a Yamaha electric piano and speaker which I can bring to events.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. I love requests and arranging new songs. You can choose as many of the songs as you would like in the playlist. I ask for a month's notice to learn new songs so that I can ensure it is perfect.
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, R&B, Top 40, Vintage, Classical crossover
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert
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Other skills:
Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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