A friend asked me to play the piano at their wedding.
Client: Here’s the music I’d like you to play at the wedding!
The client requested a VERY difficult Beethoven piano sonata, as well as several other pieces complex and difficult compositions.
Me: Okay, but this is a ton of complicated music that will take me a while to learn. With the friends and family discount I’d charge $100 for the wedding, how does that sound?
Client: Oh. Well, I guess we can make room in the budget for you…
Note: the client is ALSO A MUSICIAN and $100 was beyond a steal for the amount of time spent practising the pieces.