Natalie Spehar, Instructor
6 Wednesdays, April 21-May 26, 2021
Students should be already comfortable playing in 1st through 4th positions (class exercises will utilize that range of notes and fingerings)
This class has been placed on standby. To inquire about this class or to be added to the list to be notified when the class is rescheduled at a later date, please call our offices at (585) 454-4596.
NOTE: This class is being offered virtually. Online instruction with Hochstein is easy! To find out more about the technical requirements, click here.
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.)
* Click here for information about our Tuition Assistance.