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 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!
I've just completed the Musical Improv course (my fourth Hoopla course)! I loved the atmosphere of the classes, the wide range of games and scene styles that we explored, and the accessible way in which Phil taught us about some of the more technical elements of improvised singing - honestly, I enjoyed the whole thing! It was exactly what I'd wanted, and more.
dates, time, location
Every Monday for 8 weeks from Monday 12th September 2022, plus show on Monday 7th November 2022. BOOK
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm.
Price: £220. Either payable all at once or £100 at time of booking and £120 when the course starts.
Teacher: Phil Lunn.
Workshop Location: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PF.
Tube: Liverpool Street or Moorgate.
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 lots of great improv groups including Beings, 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.
- 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.
- Singing from the heart.
Do I have to have any experience of singing?
No, no previous singing experience needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be any good at singing to do this workshop.
What comes after this course?
We have a variety of other advanced improv courses that would be suitable.
Who is this suitable for?
People with previous improv experience who want to learn and experiment with musical improv.
How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?
You should have done our Level 1: Beginners Improv Course and ideally also our Level 2 or a similar amount somewhere else. This course is not suitable for people new to improv.
Is there a show at the end?
Yes. The show is optional you don't have to do it.
What if I can’t make every week?
As we’re forming a team over the course it’s best not to miss more than one session over the course. If you think you’ll miss more than one sessions over the course please wait until another time to do the course.
What if I’m running late?
You’ll get the most from the course if you’re there each week at 7pm, and this enables us to form a team over the course. If you’re likely to be late each week please don’t book the course.
What’s the class size?
The group size is going to be limited to 14-16 people - small enough that you get lots and lots of practice and stage time, but big enough that there’s still a lively atmosphere in the workshop. It’ll be fun as we get to know each other and build a team together.
Can I pay by instalments?
Yes. You can book and pay half at time of booking and the rest at the start of the course, we'll email you a payment link at the start of the course for that.
Photos: Palli Kristmundsson, Swedish International Improv Festival.