Sophie is a professional Double Bassist and Bass Guitarist from Manchester. She specialises in jazz and musical theatre, playing regularly with function band MonoChromatix at high profile events. This includes a vintage car show at Oulton Park and a private function for the Royal Institute of Science hosted by Prof. Brian Cox. Her CV includes over thirty professional musical theatre pit orchestra credits from all over the UK. Sophie also plays with several professional orchestras, including leading her own section for Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra.
Sophie graduated from The University of Manchester in 2016 with a Masters Degree in Instrumental and Vocal Composition. This was under the guidance of Prof. Camden Reeves. She enjoys composing music based on folk stories and melodies and has collaborated on several projects with writer Georgia Affonso. She has been commissioned to write pieces for Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera, Psappha Ensemble, No Dice Collective, Vonnegut Collective and most recently for Not Quite Light festival in Salford hosted by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh.
Sophie is an accredited teacher with the Derby and Derbyshire Music Partnership and Stockport Music Service. She also teaches privately from her studio in Stockport (SK6) or at student's houses.
Sophie is a confident and experienced teacher of music, both instrumentally and theory based. She covers all aspects of music theory up to ABRSM Grade 8 and A-Level. She can also help with exam prep, including History of Music and listening and writing exercises.
Sophie teaches Bass Guitar and Double Bass in a variety of styles, including classical, rock, pop, jazz, blues and folk. She is happy to work through graded exams or through other methods of progression without exams. She is experienced teaching children and adults of all abilities.
Sophie has a full and up to date enhanced DBS check, evidence of which can be provided on request. Sophie is a member of the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) and has full public liability insurance.
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