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improvised singing course

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 progress as a team week by week as you have fun learning how to improvise songs and then put them into all together into mini-musicals!

Only suitable for people with previous improv experience. If you haven’t got previous improv experience it’s best to start with our beginners improv course first and then do at least our Level 2 and 3 before this one.

No previous singing experience is needed to do this course. You don’t have to be able to sing to do this course!

dates, time, location

Dates:

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks from Tuesday 28th May 2024, plus show on Monday 22nd July 2024. SOLD OUT

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks from Tuesday 19th March 2024, plus show on Tuesday 14th May 2024. SOLD OUT

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm.

Price: £230. Either payable all at once or £100 at time of booking and £130 when the course starts.

Teacher: Phil Lunn.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF.

Tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Aldgate.

 

Only suitable for people with previous improv experience. If you haven’t got previous improv experience it’s best to start with our beginners improv course first and then do at least our Level 2 and 3 before this one.

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 has been improvising for over fifteen years, both on stage and behind the piano, and has been hugely influential in growing the London improv scene while performing with Hoopla since the start.

His solo improvised cabaret act, Phyllida Sings, tours to festivals across the world including Improfest Gothenburg, Amsterdam Festival, Out of Bounds Austin Texas, Brighton Fringe and Mount Olymprov Athens.

Phil has performed or been musical director for so much of the London improv scene including Sprout, AdLibretto, Grand Theft Impro, Multiverse, Music Box, The Inflatables and loads more! If there’s music, and it’s at Hoopla, Phil is probably involved!

“A powerhouse of musical improv” – Open Your Mouth And Sing

“Exciting and engaging” – Voice Mag

“The star of the festival” – Sirp Magazine, Estonia

He agrees with what 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.

topics

  • Improvising singing.
  • Rhythm.
  • 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.
  • Solos.
  • Duets.
  • Improvised musical structure.
  • Singing from the heart.

faqs

Photos: Palli Kristmundsson, Swedish International Improv Festival.