Special Topic: Musical Improv

Musical Improv – Level 1: Introduction to Musical Improv

Learn the basics of musical improv in this exciting 8-week class. Each week, the lessons will focus on a different aspect of musical improv, such as singing in character, emoting and reacting, and pacing and structure. You will develop your singing skills and gain confidence in your ability to improvise original songs in the moment. By the end of the course, you will have the skills to perform fully improvised musical games!

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this class, students should be able to:

  • Sing in character.
  • Emote and react in real time.
  • Understand the basics of pacing and structure for musical improv games.
  • Gain confidence in your ability to improvise original songs in the moment.
  • Achieve the skills to perform fully improvised musical games.

Class Details

  • Length: 8 weeks, 2.5-hour weekly sessions
  • Early Bird Registration: $275
  • Regular Price: $325
  • Prerequisite: Levels 1 & 2 or instructor approval
  • Age restrictions: 18+
  • Enrollment: 6 minimum, 14 maximum
  • No refunds

Upcoming Classes

2024: Summer

Dates, times, and instructors are subject to change.

  • Dates: June 15 – August 10 (no class July 13)
  • Day/Time: Saturdays, 12 – 2:30 PM
  • Showcase: Friday, August 16 at 8 PM
  • Instructor: Tim Mahoney
  • Musician: Michael LaTorre
  • Register here

Musical Improv – Level 2: The Scene and the Song

In Musical Improv – Level 2: The Scene and the Song, students will master the art of seamlessly transitioning from scenes to spontaneous musical numbers. Through collaborative exercises, students will refine character development, storytelling and the musical skills needed to play in the unstructured world of musical improv!

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this class, students should be able to:

  • Seamlessly transition from scenes to spontaneous musical numbers.
  • Refine character development and storytelling abilities.
  • Gain the skills needed to play in the unstructured world of musical improv.

Class Details

  • Length: 8 weeks, 2.5-hour weekly sessions
  • Early Bird Registration: $275
  • Regular Price: $325
  • Prerequisite: Musical Improv – Level 1: Introduction to Musical Improv or instructor approval
  • Age restrictions: 18+
  • Enrollment: 6 minimum, 14 maximum
  • No refunds

Upcoming Classes

2024: Summer

Dates, times, and instructors are subject to change.

  • Dates: May 4 – June 29 (no class on June 8)
  • Day/Time: Saturdays, 9 – 11:30 AM
  • Showcase: Saturday, July 6
  • Instructor: Tim Mahoney
  • Musician: Michael LaTorre
  • Register here