Workshops

Any questions about any of the workshops, please do contact Sophie by email
Email: sbancroft@btinternet.com

2019

20% DISCOUNT IF YOU BOOK IN BOTH THE CROMARTY VOCAL JAZZ WORKSHOP 2019 AND ONE OF THE HASTINGS VOCAL JAZZ WORKSHOPS 2019 – £808 TOTAL FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS

 Thurs 11th April (evening tutors concert), Workshop all day Fri 12th – Sun 14th Apr:
CROMARTY VOCAL JAZZ WORKSHOP with tutors Liane Carroll, Fionna Duncan, Sara Colman, Sophie Bancroft  & Brian Kellock Only non-residential places available now but B+B accommodation available in Cromarty area.
Workshop focus areas include song interpretation and phrasing, vocal technique, performance focus, communication with instrumentalists, bodywork and much more all surrounded by the most beautiful scenery, great food, good company and much laughter.
– Tutors concert on Thursday night,
– Singers Night Jam Session on Saturday night,
– Student concert on Sunday afternoon.
 Workshop Location and Residential Accommodation in  The Old Brewery, Cromarty
Travel: Cromarty is a 30 minute bus journey from Inverness airport which receives national and international flights, and Inverness station which is on the main east coast line from London
B+Bs available nearby if required

The residential workshop fees include:
– Free entry to the tutors concert on Thursday evening.
–  2 1/2 days of intensive teaching including group song work, technique, bodywork and 4 masterclasses with each tutor (max 5 students in each masterclass) with a good deal of individual focus time.
– Singers night jam session on Saturday night accompanied by Liane Carroll, Brian Kellock, Sophie Bancroft or Sara Colman.
– Student concert on Sunday afternoon accompanied by Brian Kellock.
 – Accommodation, dinner on Thurs, Fri and Sat, breakfast and lunch on Fri, Sat, Sun and teas/coffees.

WORKSHOP FEES: Residential w/ single room: £675 /Residential w/ twin room: £635 / Non-residential (includes all above except breakfast and accommodation): £550
A non-refundable deposit of £300 is required to secure your place on the workshop  and the balance of fee is required by the 28th Feb 2019. (the balance of fee for cancellations within 14 days of the workshop start date will be non-refundable unless a replacement student can be found). Monthly payments on the payment plan are non-refundable.
Email Sophie to book at sbancroft@btinternet.com
Email Sophie to book
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Fri 17th (starts 5.30pm) to Sun 19th May 2019 (ends 3pm)
THE BIGGER AND BETTER VOCAL JAZZ WORKSHOP IN HASTINGS
with tutors Liane Carroll, Sara Colman and Sophie Bancroft
featuring additional singing clinics and sunday morning workshop as well as the usual masterclasses, group song and technique work. In association with the Memorial Art Gallery, Hastings
Maximum 12 students, 3 master classes (max 4 people with each tutor) plus group work, singing clinics and technique/warm ups.
Workshop focus areas: interpretation, phrasing, technique, performance focus, communication with musicians and much more.
Informal student concert on Sunday afternoon @ Porters Wine Bar, with students accompanied by Liane.
Venue: Memorial Art Gallery, Hastings
Fee: £460 (includes sunday lunch at Porters, refreshments and entry to tutors concert)
A non-refundable deposit of £235 is required to secure your place on the workshop  and the balance of fee is required by the 19th Apr 2019. (NB the balance of fee for cancellations within 14 days of the workshop start date will be non-refundable unless a replacement student can be found).
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Fri 4th (starts 5.30pm) to Sun 6th Oct 2019 (ends 3pm)
THE BIGGER AND BETTER VOCAL JAZZ WORKSHOP IN HASTINGS
with tutors Liane Carroll, Sara Colman and Sophie Bancroft
featuring additional singing clinics and sunday morning workshop as well as the usual masterclasses, group song and technique work. In association with the Memorial Art Gallery, Hastings
Maximum 12 students, 3 master classes (max 4 people with each tutor) plus group work, singing clinics and technique/warm ups.
Workshop focus areas: interpretation, phrasing, technique, performance focus, communication with musicians and much more.
Informal student concert on Sunday afternoon @ Porters Wine Bar, with students accompanied by Liane.
Venue: Memorial Art Gallery, Hastings
Fee: £460 (includes sunday lunch at Porters, refreshments and entry to tutors concert)
A non-refundable deposit of £235 is required to secure your place on the workshop  and the balance of fee is required by the 4th Sep 2019. (NB the balance of fee for cancellations within 14 days of the workshop start date will be non-refundable unless a replacement student can be found).

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Any questions about any of the workshops, please do contact Sophie by email
Email: sbancroft@btinternet.com

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS FROM THE HASTINGS, CROMARTY AND  MEDITERRANEAN SUMMER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Huge thanks to you all for another brilliant weekend. What a team!!! I’ve never been to a health spa, but whatever their claims I can’t believe they come anywhere near the benefits of your workshops. The Heineken effect; you get to the parts that others don’t reach.

Thank you so much, it was a wonderful weekend and I learnt so much – surprisingly emotional too, it felt very cathartic.

I wanted to thank you for such a marvellous course. I got so much out of it and was able to have the confidence to go a little bit further with all the things I find challenging. I love singing so much and interpreting the great songs brings so much emotion as well as bringing you close to some great people. I have always felt hampered by my lack of confidence as a relative newcomer to jazz but I gain something from each course and the skill and manner of the teaching really helped me to be a bit more daring.

Thanks for the kind comments and for all your hard work and very valuable input from all three of you this weekend. I hope it will all help to close the gap between where I am with my singing and where I’d like to be.

Thank you for the weekend, which was inspiring. I have taken many good things away from it, and although it’s too early to say how it will all impact on my singing, or my teaching, one thing I feel absolutely sure of is that it will.

I have to say that for me personally, it was the most terrifying thing I think I have ever done – and I will treasure every second of it in my mind for ever because it has changed me for ever in a way that is extremely growthful and empowering.

Thanks again for a wonderful workshop, it was really inspirational and I cant wait to to start singing again

What great teachers!

I love and look forward to spending time with you all and consider myself hugely privileged to be a participant in your workshops. I learn so much and am keen to have opportunities to put it all into practice.

Thank you both so much for all the help and support you have given me as a singer and as another human being.

You are all such inspiring teachers…