To book a singing lesson, please contact Sophie by email.
I AM NOW TEACHING ONLINE VIA THE ZOOM APP:
From the beginning of September 2020 I will be offering one-to-one online teaching slots on a Tuesday at 6.30pm or 7.40pm and a Wednesday at 4.30pm and 5.40pm.
Other days and times are possible too if you are unavailable at these times.
SINGING LESSONS using IRealPro backing tracks – You will need the IRealPro app on your phone plus a blue tooth speaker and laptop
covering: Jazz Repertoire * Phrasing * Interpretation * Improvisation * Vocal Technique * Music Theory for Singers
I also teach: Self-accompaniment * Song-writing * Sight reading * Analytical listening * Music Biography Writing * Developing your online presence and marketing * Mentoring
ZOOM SINGING LESSON CHARGES:
60 minute lesson @ £55 / £45 for student, professional musician or low income
45 minute lesson @ £43 / £35 for student, professional, musician or low income
30 minute lesson @ £30 / £25 for student, professional musician or low income
Please email me for to book or find out further information about my teaching
ABOUT SOPHIE’S TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Sophie is an experienced jazz educator renowned for her vocal teaching skills, and is currently one of the most in-demand vocal tutors in Britain. She teaches on vocal jazz workshops around Britain and Europe with jazz vocalists Liane Carroll and Sara Colman as well as running regular intensive vocal workshops with bassist and music educator Tom Lyne from their home in central Scotland. She has numerous private students ranging from professional vocalists to complete beginners alongside being Contemporary and Jazz Vocal tutor at Aberdeen University. She also organises and teaches on songwriting and creative writing workshops. She recently gained a Masters with Distinction in Creative Writing. Due to the challenge of Covid 19 Sophie is now teaching online using Zoom which has proved to be a successful transition.
ABOUT SOPHIE’S INDIVIDUAL SINGING LESSONS • Teaching methods devised from jazz vocal techniques • Work with genres including jazz, pop, soul, folk, rock, r ‘n’ b, electronic, country, acoustic • Experience your own voice • Develop your individual self-expression and creativity • Build confidence in your voice • Vocal and Breathing techniques • Ear training • Improvisation • Phrasing and musicality • Song interpretation • Microphone technique • Define your vocal range • How to work with a band • Practice technique • Self-accompaniment skills • Song arrangement skills • Repertoire, chord charts and song keys
Cancellation fee for late cancellations (within 24 hours of booked lesson) of 50% applies.
Student Testimonials “Just when I thought I would never sing again, you have helped to open up a new window in life for me ” “What a teacher! Many thanks for everything” “You bring out the best in everyone” “Thanks for sharing your love of jazz with me” “Your help and encouragement have been wonderful” “An inspiration to me” “Thank you so much for all the amazing teaching you have given me” “Thank you very much for concentrating on us so deeply and thoroughly and for always knowing where we are going. You are a fantastic teacher!” “I’m inspired now and longing to do more”
Previous teaching posts include:
Jazz Vocal Tutor at the Mediterranean Jazz Summer School run by Clive Fenner.
Jazz vocal tutor at the City of Edinburgh Music School.
Vocal tutor at the University of Strathclyde on the BA Applied Music Course.
Vocal tutor at Newcastle University
Tutor on the Fionna Duncan Vocal Jazz Workshop.
Songwriting tutor in various secondary and primary schools around Scotland.
Workshop leader for various community projects using vocal techniques, improvisation and songwriting, with elderly people, teenagers, special needs children, adults and primary school children.
Britains first Jazz Education Development Officer 1990 – 1991 for Jazz South and South West Jazz.
Vocal Tutor at Creative Stage School, Selkirk.