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Intro to Musical Improv

Saturdays, March 9th May 4th (8 Classes)
1:00 pm 3:30 pm

This is an introductory course for improvisers interested in incorporating improvised songs into their long form improv. The course takes students through a comprehensive program focused on musical theatre genres, basic music theory, and creating song structures using melodies, rhyme and rap.

Students will gain confidence making up full songs, and to begin to understand how to implement them into scenes and stories. This course is not intended to teach students how to improvise a complete musical, rather it is focused on creating satisfying and powerful musical improv – long form improv that includes the magic of song!

PREREQUISITES: Level 1 – Intro to Improv AND BOTH Level 2 courses (Game of the Scene, Truth of the Scene) at The CCB Training School, or a waiver from CCBTS to take this course.

Please read through the General Course Info below before registering!

Class Size: 16 students

Please note, this course will not take place on the following dates: Saturday, March 30th, 2024

Student Show: Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

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Instructor

Peter Talbot

Peter Talbot
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Course Dates

March 9th
March 16th
March 23rd
April 6th
April 13th
April 20th
April 27th
May 4th

Location

Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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Course Info & Requirements

This course includes:

  • a student show
  • free student tickets to improv shows at Comedy Café Berlin

Health & Safety Requirements

  • If you are feeling unwell, please let your instructor know and stay home!
  • We recommend students wear masks unless actively performing in a scene or exercise.

Registration requirements:

Have questions? Take a look at our FAQs

FAQS

Questions? Concerns?
Please (pretty please) read the info below or our full FAQs before contacting us! (We’re pretty sure all your questions are answered here).

Can I get a refund after registering?

No. We keep our course and workshop costs low to allow as many students as possible to learn the art & fun of improv. To avoid unnecessary headaches involved in estimating student numbers, keep administrative costs down, and generally be fair to all students and would-be students, we do not offer refunds once a course or workshop registration has been purchased. Please keep this in mind before registering!

Can I test a class before joining?

No. We don’t offer test classes or auditing, but we encourage prospective students to join our weekly open improv jam and to come to House team shows on Friday nights to get an idea of what we’re doing and who we are. This is a great way to meet us and current and former students, as well as join in the CCB community.

I’m going to miss some classes or the student show… Can I still register?

Yes but… we require students to attend at least 6 of the 8 course sessions in order to pass the course and continue taking higher level courses with us. In addition, students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes in order to pass.

We do not offer make-up classes for missed classes. Students are added to a Google Group for their course and can message fellow students for notes about missed classes, but please keep in mind that no one is under any obligation to respond.

The student show offered as part of most courses is not required, but we feel that participating in the show is a fun and rewarding conclusion to the course, so we highly encourage everyone to participate.

If you know you’ll miss more than 2 classes, we strongly recommend you do not register as you’ll simply not get enough out of the course and you’ll be required to retake the course in order to continue taking courses with us.

I’m an experienced improviser, can I skip ahead?

Sometimes. We allow course prerequisite exemptions on a case by case basis, but please keep in mind that we rarely grant exemptions. We teach a very specific style of long form that is relatively unique in Europe. We lay the foundation for that in our Intro course and we’ve found that students who have received training at other schools that focus on short form ‘impro’, status and narrative are often at a disadvantage when skipping Levels, in addition to slowing down the progress of other students.

How many students are in a class?

Our courses and workshops are capped at 16 students max; some courses and workshops have a lower class size – these will be noted in the event description.

Still have questions?
Get in touch or email us at [email protected]
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