Music Improv Workshops with Rick & Laura Hall
Have you ever wanted to improvise songs like we do on Whose Line is it Anyway? Then one of our Music Improv Workshops will be perfect for you.
My husband, Rick Hall, (The Second City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Factory) and I create a supportive, fun workshop environment where you can grow, explore and move out of your comfort zone, starting with warmups and games to help ease into singing. We especially like helping people discover that music improv is really fun and something they can do joyfully & successfully.
If you're new to improv in general or just want to see what song improv is about, our Beginning Workshop is perfect for you. You'll build vocal confidence and learn to listen to each other and the accompaniment. You'll learn about creating characters and stories through song. Before you know it, you'll be belting out your own great improvised songs!
If you're already a more experienced improvisor, then the Advanced Workshop is for you. We'll work on songprov as a natural extension of your existing improv skills. We'll focus on creating a strong “who” and “where” for your songs, look at musical form and structure, advanced harmonies and more.
Rick and I have taught all over the US and Canada, in improv festivals, theaters, colleges and clubs. We've done private coaching for groups who want to want make musical improv part of their shows. We can customize our workshops for your needs.
Here's what people who've taken our workshop have to say:
"What a great teaching team! Within the first two hours we learned how to advance scenes
with song; we built confidence and had fun…lots of it. Thanks Rick and Laura!”
– Gerry Orton, Monterey, CA
“A fantastic workshop for anyone who wants to use music, anyone has ever thought about singing in
improv but was too scared, or anyone who would like to stop worrying so much about when it's okay to sing a song and just let 'er rip!”- Cara M, Zoo Improv, Champaign, IL
“I was blown away by how supportive and encouraging you both were. You've made me feel better
about myself as an improvisor as a whole, not just musical improv.”- Heather D, Toronto, ON
Check out my calendar for upcoming workshops in your area.
Contact Laura to find out more or schedule a workshop.
“I had a fantastic time and learned a bunch at the same time. You and Rick quickly put
the class at ease and whamm-o we were singing like champs!” - Andy R, Aurora, IL