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WORKSHOP

Intro to Musical Improv

Duration icon Duration: 1 hour

Grades icon Grades: All grades

Group size icon Group Size: 2 - 6 kids

Workshop description

This class will be an intro to the art of Musical & Rhythmic Improv!

We will get to create our own songs, a cappella and backing tracks, learn simple movement to our created songs, and create songs as a group and with our classmates.

Students will walk away having created songs, their own movement, and collaborated with other students.

What You'll Need

  • Computer, tablet or smartphone with a stable internet connection. Video and sound on.

Meet The Artist - Elise Ramaekers

Greetings!

I’m Elise and I’m a Teaching Artist/Actor/Improvisor based in New York City. I received my BFA in Theatre Performance with a minor in Arts Management from Long Island University Post. I have also studied and performed Long-form, Short-form, and Musical Improv at iO Chicago, The Second City Chicago, The Annoyance Chicago, and The Magnet in NYC.

I’m currently a Teaching Artist with Manhattan Youth teaching Improv and Theatre in their after school programs. I’m a company member of Theatre Nerds/Neon Entertainment’s Murder Mystery company touring around the east coast to college campus’ and philanthropic events.

In 2019 I created and directed my own combination Improv/Theatre piece called Eating Garbage Graciously where I combined Verbatim Theatre and Improv to create my own Improv form.

I have an immense love for teaching the arts and the vast benefits they can have one one’s social abilities, creativity, imagination, and confidence. In all of my classes I try to stress the importance of having a willingness to fail and an eagerness for artistic risk and discovery! I enjoy cats, chocolate chip cookies, and long long walks. Excited to create with you all!

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