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String Improv 101: Learn to Jam Along – NEW!

Natalie Spehar, Instructor
6 Wednesdays, April 21-May 26, 2021
6:30-7:30 pm
Students should be already comfortable playing in 1st through 4th positions (class exercises will utilize that range of notes and fingerings)
Grade 9-Adult

Note; This class will not be offered in the Fall of 2021. Check back later to see possible Spring 2022 dates.



Itching to try improvisation? Join Natalie in this 6-week adventure and go from first-time improviser to relaxed, confident collaborator. Natalie will identify several basic building blocks of improvisation and guide you through easy examples of how to practice and strengthen each one. 

Weeks 1-4 include helpful content on improving your listening skills, jam basics, deciphering chord charts, serving multiple “roles” in a band, adapting to alternative styles, expanding your musical vocabulary, crafting a solo start to finish, and more! 

Weeks 5-6 tackle a couple of intermediate improv topics and leave room for a quick dive into individual genre and song requests. You’ll leave with ample tools for practice and personalized feedback to keep you improving FAST! 

FEE: $10 registration fee; $102* tuition. $78 if enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein. (Fees are as of Winter 2021.)

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