Workshops/Teaching

Sophie and Tom are also highly experienced and sought after jazz educators, and often lead vocal and instrumental workshops alongside their performances when on the road.

Recent workshops include their renowned ‘Up Close And Personal’¬†Vocal¬†Workshops, where they run small and intensive workshops for 4 students at Sophie and Tom’s home: “What a marvelous weekend it was!! I had a great time and learned such a lot” “It was a privilege to work with you both.” “Thank you both for a wonderful and inspiring weekend jazz workshop and special thanks for your encouragement and patience.”

Youth Jazz Workshop at Eastman School of Music Rochester NY.

Youth Jazz Workshop at Eastman School of Music Rochester NY.

A recent workshop for young jazz musicians at The Eastman School of Music, during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, NY.

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 workshops around Britain and Europe with jazz vocalists Liane Carroll and Sara Colman (please visit their facebook site) including the International French Jazz Summer School with Julian Siegel and Simon Purcell. as well as running regular 4-student intensive vocal workshops with bassist and educator Tom Lyne from their home in central Scotland. She has numerous private students ranging from professional vocalists to complete beginners and is a regular visiting jazz vocal tutor at the Conservatoire in Glasgow and previously at the University of Newcastle, the City of Edinburgh Music School, University of Strathclyde and The Fionna Duncan Vocal Jazz Workshops.

Tom has worked as a jazz tutor at numerous educational establishments around the UK, including Napier University, ABC Music, Perth College, Loretto School, Stevenson College and the Mediterranean Jazz Summer School.