Rachel ran a series of regular monthly workshops for saxophonists at the Vortex. The workshops involved playing in groups of different sizes, exploring different elements that might be utilized when improvising and promoting listening and interacting skills. Different prompts were used to spark ideas for improvising, and background examples of other musicians working in this field were listened to. The workshop provided a forum for people to discuss their experiences of playing in this way, and created a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.