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Thread #158019   Message #3733651
Posted By: WindhoverWeaver
28-Aug-15 - 03:45 AM
Thread Name: sing to recorded music- nursing home
Subject: RE: sing to recorded music- nursing home
Hi Newgirl,

Where are you located? I suspect that the prices charged and also, to some extent, the expectations will differ quite a lot depending on that.

I am in the UK and have done a few nursing homes. I charge $80 for around 2 hours (but I am not trying to make a living at it), plus transportation costs if it is more than 20 minutes away. I have been told that I am on the cheap side.

I play guitars and sing myself, but my brother sings to pre-recorded music and he gets a lot of gigs. Also, the most popular session at several local homes is a church group who bring in recorded music and do a sing-along of songs from the 40s and 50s.

So I guess my advise would be to try it and see if it is well-received (though I would probably either learn to accompany myself or look for a good accompanist).

All the best!