Welcome to The Cocktail Pianist


My name is Paul White, I am a pianist based in the North West.  I work as a piano teacher in and around Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Congleton and Knutsford.  All lessons will be in the comfort of your own home. 

I also provide background music for weddings, Civil Ceremonies corporate events and private parties in areas including Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield , Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.  

My style of playing is easy listening, swing, light jazz, light classical, show-tunes and modern pop. I can accommodate most musical tastes, please click below to see my repertoire list and also my testimonials.

Click to see my repertoire of songs »

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If your venue has no piano then don’t worry, for no extra cost I can bring my portable digital piano.

No two occasions are ever the same so please contact me and tell me your individual requirements.

As a wedding pianist you may choose from a range of packages that will provide you with music for any combination of either the Ceremony, Drinks Reception or Wedding Breakfast.

For parties and corporate events I am happy to tailor my playing time to suit your budget.

I am happy to travel anywhere nationally to be at your event and I don’t charge travel expenses for events within 50 miles of Macclesfield.


Paul wanted to be a pianist since he was a young boy.

After passing his formal piano exams Paul established himself as a piano teacher. As well as accompanying students and professional soloists, he also performs for weddings and other special occasions. Paul has now been established for 20 years and he has a good working relationship with the top wedding venues and hotels in the North West.

Paul has now played at hundreds of events in England and Europe and so as a versatile performer he can offer you quality entertainment.


Select from the tracks below for examples of the style of music I play, or click on the above Facebook or YouTube links to hear more of my playing. 

Here are a few of the most memorable venues I have played at recently:

Adlington Hall - Macclesfield
The Bridge Hotel - Prestbury
Bartle Hall - Preston  North West
Britannia Manchester Hotel
Carr Hall Castle - Halifax
Chirk Castle - Wrexham
Crewe Hall Hotel - Crewe Cheshire
Crabwall Manor - Chester
Haslington Hall - Crewe
The Stanneylands Hotel - Wilmslow
The Forest Hills Hotel - Frodsham
Haigh Hall And Country Park - Wigan
Hilton Hotel - Liverpool
The Heath House - Gothic revival mansion Staffordshire
The Lymm Hotel - Warrington
The Mere Court Hotel - Knutsford
Mere Golf and Country Club - Knutsford


Mitton Hall Hotel - Clitheroe
Mottram Hall Hotel - Macclesfield, Cheshire
Nunsmere Hall - Tarporley, Northwich
Peckforton Castle - Cheshire
Plas Maenan Country House - Conwy  Wales
Ringwood Hall - Chesterfield
Rivington Hall Barn - Bolton Manchester
Rookery Hall Hotel - Nantwich Cheshire
Rowton hall Hotel - Chester
St. Georges Hall - Liverpool
Sandhole Oak Barn - Congleton
Statham Lodge - Lymm
The Park Royal Hotel - Warrington
The Raddison SAS Hotel - Liverpool
Shrigley Hall - Macclesfield, Cheshire
The Swettenham Arms - Nr. Congleton
Walton Hall And Gardens - Warrington

... plus various house parties in and around Liverpool, Manchester and Chester.