Prices and Policies


Prices and Policies

My extensive music library offers a  large selection of music of different styles. If you would like to have me play some “special” piece of music which wouldn’t be available in my library, you may send me the sheet music or a recording several weeks before your event and I will arrange it for you. (There is a small fee for custom arrangements.)

A minimum fee of $350 for events that are less than 1 1/2 hours (such as weddings, private parties, fund-raisers, or sit-down entertainment).  For a wedding ceremony, the time is figured from the beginning of the prelude music until the guests have exited the area and the bride is ready to pose for photos. If music is needed for the reception, ask for a quote.

If the reception at a different location, the travel time is included in the total time for the event. It is usually not necessary for me to attend the wedding rehearsal, but if this is needed, the fee is $125 for 1 1/2 hours.

An additional mileage fee of $2 per mile r/t is charged for distances more than 25 miles from my home. Ask for a quote.

Yes, I do outdoor events, but the following conditions apply:

    The temperature must be no hotter than 85º or colder than 65º. I will not play in direct sunlight nor in rain. (a tent or awning is usually adequate for shelter.)

I have a special rate for nursing homes and retirement communities: For venues that are within a 15 mile radius of my house, the fee is $75 for a 45 min. program. For greater distances a fee will be quoted based on travel time.

I love to play for church worship services or special programs. I never charge a fee for playing special music for a worship service, or to participate in a special religious musical service. (If the hammer dulcimer is required in the presentation of a special musical selection which requires rehearsal and/or several performances I will be happy to accept a gratuity, at the church’s discretion.)