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#1972107 - 10/11/12 11:45 PM Thanksgiving & Christmas gig fees
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Hello,
Can anyone give me an idea what the going rate is for pianists for 6 hour gigs on Thanksgiving and Christmas at an upscale hotel restaurant in South Florida? Thank you!
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#1972114 - 10/12/12 12:07 AM Re: Thanksgiving & Christmas gig fees
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#1972133 - 10/12/12 12:41 AM Re: Thanksgiving & Christmas gig fees [Re: Feminicricket]
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Dunno, but if you don't get answers from people who really know, maybe tell them $100 (presumably plus tips) and see what they say -- and if they balk at it, be ready to do it for less if you feel like it.

I might say a higher amount but since you are needing to ask, I'm guessing it means you're not very experienced with it, at least in that area, and so I think probably you shouldn't shoot higher for starters. Maybe I'm way low. If anybody answers who's in a position to know, forget what I said. smile

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#1972140 - 10/12/12 12:51 AM Re: Thanksgiving & Christmas gig fees
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$1.05

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#1972142 - 10/12/12 12:53 AM Re: Thanksgiving & Christmas gig fees [Re: Feminicricket]
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BTW if it's The Breakers, I might be hearing you over Thanksgiving. grin

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#1972243 - 10/12/12 09:48 AM Re: Thanksgiving & Christmas gig fees
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OK. No one was able to give me an idea but thank you anyway. I think $75 per hour sounds reasonable. I have only played private home based Christmas gigs and charged $100 per hour because I have to give up my Christmas day. And normal home gigs are not more than 3 hours.
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#1972503 - 10/12/12 10:39 PM Re: Thanksgiving & Christmas gig fees [Re: Feminicricket]
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Originally Posted By: Feminicricket
OK. No one was able to give me an idea but thank you anyway. I think $75 per hour sounds reasonable. I have only played private home based Christmas gigs and charged $100 per hour because I have to give up my Christmas day. And normal home gigs are not more than 3 hours.


I'd be more inclined to charge $100 an hour for the gig but I have no idea what the going rate is.

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#1972515 - 10/12/12 11:04 PM Re: Thanksgiving & Christmas gig fees [Re: Damon]
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I guess I was way low?

I would have thought those numbers you're talking about are way high (under the circumstances), but on the other hand, I have no idea. smile

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