Learn how to improvise songs and put them together into improvised musical scenes, stories and games.
Learn improvised singing and musical improv in a fun and supportive environment. Topics include improvised singing, scenes into song, duets, group singing, synchronised dancing, musical improv structure and improvised musical games, scenes and stories.
You’ll progressing as a team week by week as you have fun learning how to improvising songs and then put it all together in a fun show!
Only suitable for people with previous improv experience. If you haven’t got previous improv experience it’s best to start with at least our beginners improv course first.
No previous singing experience is needed to do this course. You don’t have to be able to sing to do this course!
Teacher Phil Lunn
Phil performs his one man improvised cabaret Phil Lunn Is at international improv festivals around Europe.
“My jaw wouldn’t leave the floor. Loved every single minute” — Swedish Improv Festival 2016
“Exciting and engaging” – Voice Mag
“A powerhouse of musical improv” – Open your mouth and sing
“The star of the festival” – Sirp Magazine, Estonia
Phil is also musical director or musician for loads of great improv groups including Beings, Story Kitchen Theatre Sports, Glitch, The Staccatos, Music Box and more including runs at The Edinburgh Fringe.
He’s also worked with many other groups including The London Improvathon, The Maydays, Shotgun, Silly String Theory, Scrath, Crumbs, NewsRevue and several shows at The Edinburgh Fringe.
As Charlie Parker said about a different type of improvisation, “Master your instrument, master the music, then forget all that and just play.” It’s just as true for what we do.
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- Improvising singing.
- Setting up and making rhymes.
- Opening numbers.
- Tag lines.
- Verse and Chorus.
- Song structure.
- Improvised synchronised dancing.
- Scenes going into song.
- Musical improv games.
- Exploring patterns, relationships and themes in songs.
- Group songs.
- Improvised musical structure.