Accompanists fees: our survey results 2018

Accompanists Survey respondents were asked to indicate the hourly rate charged for accompanying between January and September 2017 for the following categories:

  • Examinations: grades 1-4 (per exam)
  • Examinations: grades 5-6 (per exam)
  • Examinations: grades 7-8 (per exam)
  • Examinations: diplomas (per exam)
  • Festivals and competitions (per hour)
  • Amateur choir/operatic society (per rehearsal hour)
  • School or college choir (per hour)
  • Dance lessons (per hour)
  • Auditions (per audition)
Mid-point*
£ per hour
Central range**
£ per hour
Examinations: grades 1-4 (per exam)3020-40
Examinations: grades 5-6 (per exam)
3525-50
Examinations: grades 7-8 (per exam)4530-60
Examinations: diplomas (per exam)7136.60-120
Festivals and competitions (per hour)3525-60
Amateur choir/operatic society (per rehearsal hour)3020-40
School or college choir (per hour)3025-40
Dance lessons (per hour)2725-35
Auditions (per audition)3827.20-53

Increase in rates

Overall the rates appear to have increased slightly from last year.


* Half the respondents charged this amount or more and half charged this amount or less.

** Most respondents charged fees within this range. (Only 20% charged more and 20% charged less.)