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Musical improv workshops with Jenny Laahs

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Musical improv comedy workshop series and jam session with improv musical director Jenny Laahs (The Spontaneous Players, TBC Improv Theatre, Men With Coconuts). Come along for some musical fun in a relaxed and supportive environment!

Taking place on Sundays in June, 2.30pm - 4.30pm at Colorsound Rehearsal Studio, Edinburgh. Located right by Haymarket Station for convenient public transport links, and there's also a free car park. At the end of the course, we'll celebrate with the first Improv Mixtape Jam night at Banshee Labyrinth, 7.30-9.30pm on the 25th - bring your friends!

Come to all four workshops and the jam for the full course experience, or you can pick and choose individual workshops as suits your schedule. The course is suitable for musical improv beginners, or anyone looking to refresh on the basics.


Dates and content:

- Sunday 4th June: Band Aid. An accessible introduction to musical improv, getting warmed up with some basics and focusing on creating songs collaboratively.

- Sunday 11th June: Killer Choruses. Focusing in on the key ingredient to an excellent improvised song. Fun games, group activities and scenes to get you creating catchy hooks.

- Sunday 18th June: Veni Vidi Verses. Learn how to create verses and give structure to your songs.

- Sunday 25th June: Sing Your Scenes. Bringing it all together with a focus on song-containing scenework.

- Also Sunday 25th June (7.30pm - 9.30pm): Improv Mixtape Jam @ Banshee Labyrinth. Celebrate the end of the course with a fun evening on the stage! All welcome.



- £60 for the whole course - four workshops and Improv Mixtape Jam

- £18 for individual workshops

- Entry to Improv Mixtape Jam by donation (pay what you want/free)

If the costs are prohibitive for you, a reduced rate can be offered to meet your personal circumstances - just drop an email to before you sign up.

100% of all booking fees go to charity via Humanitix.


What's it all about?

Musical improv comedy is the art of creating a song on the fly, in the context of an improvised comedy scene. We'll explore this step-by-step via fun games, group exercises and scenes-to-song in a relaxed, welcoming and supportive environment. All levels of musical improv experience welcome, although it's best if you've got some general improv comedy/theatre experience under your belt. Personalised feedback is on offer; applause is guaranteed! 

Previous attendees have said:

"I loved it! You made it so easy to grasp what you were teaching and it was a safe space for expression and creativity."

"It was a really fun, safe and supportive environment which was perfect for people new to musical improv and a great space to practice for people with prior experience"

"This is the opportunity for anyone who's never done musical improv to be lifted into the air and taught to fly by one of the kindest and best musical improv teachers in the UK."


A little about your workshop leader: I'm Jenny, musical director for The Spontaneous Players. I've been playing piano for improv comedy since 2016 and absolutely love helping improvisers fulfil their musical improv dreams 🎶

If you have any questions, please contact: jennylaahsmusic - at - gmail dot com

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