QUOTE(jm-hamilton @ Apr 19 2012, 06:20 PM)
I play sometimes for exam pupils of a local recorder teacher. She gives my name, phone number and my email address to the pupil (she emails me first to make sure I'm willing to do it) and then they must contact me to arrange a rehearsal. She doesn't attend the rehearsal(s), and she doesn't go to the exam either, as she is teaching. She accompanies her own pupils if they are Grade 1-5 so obviously is at the exam centre for those; I do the Grade 6-8 pupils for her.
I'm a bit ambivalent as to whether the teacher should attend the rehearsal with the accompanist. I'm not there to provide the accompaniment while the teacher teaches the pupil, and I need to work with the pupil on different things to that which the teacher does. Depends on the teacher, but sometimes if they do come to the rehearsal they just get in the way.
My daughter has used the same accompanist for cello and recorder exams from age 8 (now 15). We found her through cello teacher who just gave us the phone number and had no further involvement. The teacher didn't turn up on exam day and, indeed, got us to make the exam entry. She just prepared my daughter for the exam.
The recorder teacher, by contrast, once introduced to this accompanist, has to some extent involved herself in making arrangements, and attends some rehearsals. Sometimes I have been at rehearsals too (recorder and cello). The presence of the recorder teacher has always seemed rather useful to me in terms of highlighting particular recorderish issues which a young pupil might be too reticent to point out themself. For instance, some pianists - not you, I'm sure - are not aware that recorders can only play rather quietly when they get to their lowest notes, and that a G above middle C is already rather low for a treble recorder. So teacher can tell the accompanist to pipe down (in the nicest possible way).
My impression has been not that my daughter gets an extra lesson in the presence of the accompanist, but that the teacher's presence ensures that the accompanist is made fully aware of any performance points that teacher and pupil might have previously decided upon - dynamics, variations in tempo appropriate to the piece/period etc. When my daughter was much younger and rehearsing for cello exams the accompanist would often ask daughter how her teacher wanted certain passages handled and daughter either didn't know or was too shy to say..
When the rehearsal has happened during daughter's normal lesson time I have of course paid everyone. However, teacher has not asked for payment, nor have I paid her when I have organised rehearsals and she has chosen to come.