Improvisation Workshop


October 2019 – Combe St Nicholas, Somerset



5th October 2019

Improvisation Workshop

Want to learn the basics of Jazz Improvisation? Know the basics and want to build up your skills? A jazz master and just want to get playing again?

This is the workshop for you.

Come along to a relaxed morning’s session and enjoy working on:

Melody line building – get a good lyrical sound
Chord reading and understanding – perfect to add depth to your playing
12 Bar Blues Work
Rhythm and rest exploration – how to make your solos shine more
Aural work – how to pick riffs out by ear and use them in your own solos
Plus more!!!

Ideal for anyone who ever wanted to have a go at jazz improvisation but felt a bit daunted by it. Or for more advanced players who want to get back in to the swing of things.

Whether you’re a woodwind, brass or string player – everyone is welcome.

Rhythms section instruments are most welcome – but do drop me a line first!


All standards welcome!

Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm – Refreshments will be provided

Venue: Combe St Nicholas Village Hall, TA20

Fees: £35 per person – payable in advance and non-refundable.

Closing Date: 12th June 2019

Places limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Over 18s only


What People Say About It:


“Thorough and carefully considered preparation to accommodate  all participants. Successfully encourages development of skills, teaching new ideas and and cleverly creating new angles to previously explored concepts. Rachael has composed some beautiful music and in a way that tempts all to test and expand their abilities. Her sense of humour certainly adds to the fun. KB”



“Rachael gave a well prepared and carefully structured workshop which challenged us all at our different levels of experience. She explained everything clearly while keeping the atmoshere relaxed and friendly. I  came away with a head buzzing with fresh ideas and keen to try out my new skills at home. AD”