Online Masterclasses

I am delighted to offer a series of online Vocal Jazz Masterclasses working with the amazing Jazz Standard Repertoire. Each masterclass will have a maximum 3 students unless indicated otherwise.

Full info about each type of masterclass is below the schedule.

Please contact me for more info or to book a masterclass.

for Dec 2021:

COST: £25 per masterclass (£20 per masterclass if booking 2 or more – not including festive masterclasses)

Sun 5th December
2.15pm – Working-With-A-Song: I CAN’T GET STARTED
3.45pm – Working-With-A-Song: IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING – SOLD OUT

Sat 18th December
4pm – Festive Masterclass: RIVER (by Joni Mitchell)

Sun 19th December
1pm – Festive Masterclass: RIVER (by Joni Mitchell) – SOLD OUT (additional date on 18th Dec)
2.15pm – Festive Masterclass: THE CHRISTMAS SONG (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire)
3.45pm – Festive Masterclass: HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS – SOLD OUT (additional date on 18th Dec)
5pm – Festive Masterclass: LET IT SNOW

About the Festive Online Vocal Masterclass
Each festive online vocal masterclass costs £25 (max 3 students,) lasts 60 minutes, and ahead of time you will receive a lyric sheet and chord chart, 2 tracks of me singing the written melody in 2 different keys (one higher and one lower) and 2 backing tracks in the 2 different keys for you to practise with, use during the masterclass and to use as accompaniment for when you perform your party piece.

About the Working-With-A-Song Masterclass – 60 mins, max 3 students, £25, led by Sophie Bancroft.
Using one of the great jazz standards we will examine vocal technique, phrasing, tempo and groove. Individual singing sections. I encourage participants to use IReal Pro backing tracks and I will also accompany with guitar during parts of the workshop. Included in the masterclass fee I will send you a lead sheet and MP3 of me singing the written melody of the song for you to learn aurally.

Student Testimonials from previous online masterclasses

“I’ve loved the regular practise - a deadline / structure to learn new material for. A window of song in the week! A commitment to music. The expanse of participants - the world over.”

”Things I have enjoyed about your online masterclasses: Having you go through the chord progressions (on your guitar/ great playing), practicing the improv with you playing and getting the song info before the class to start learning the song. Trying different feels/grooves, feeding ideas to different approaches to the song. Hearing your very positive and encouraging words. you created a safe place for learning/experimenting. ”

”Your online masterclasses have given me the opportunity to learn new repertoire; gain confidence; a chance to try out and develop improvisation; sing in front of other people; get feedback; listen to others. ”

”I’ve loved your sessions and have really reconnected with singing which is one good thing to have come out of these troubled times at least. ”

”The group sessions are affordable for me and I really like the interaction with the other singers.”

”The online masterclasses really motivated me and think loads more about singing/music in general - I found them quite inspiring and really good to listen to different versions and just think a lot more about a song each week. ”

”I liked the workshop feel of the sessions, practising different tempo’s/styles (really useful and challenging) and have really appreciated the sheet music and practise track approach for practise (really good value). ”

”I enjoyed getting to meet others who share my passion for singing jazz standards.”