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Musical improv classes at Merlin Works

The Merlin Works Institute of Improvisation has been teaching singing improv classes in Austin for almost ten years! It’s the best place to go if you want to learn and master the art of improvised singing.

Start up.

If you’re new to singing improv, Merlin Works Singing Improv 101 is a fantastic place to start. Over the course of eight two-hour sessions you’ll learn the basics of song structure, melody and harmony, and lyrical improvisation. And best of all, you’ll have a huge amount of fun doing it.

“I’ve taken all of Merlin Works’ musical improv classes, and I loved them!  The instructors took a very scary subject (getting up on stage and singing completely made up songs) and made it very accessible and easy to take risks. I also made some great friends in the classes.”
—Kevin S.

Singing 101 is open to all levels of experience. So whether you’re an expert improviser or just somebody who really loves singing in the shower, this class is for you.

Payment plans are available, and you can take advantage of our Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Off discount; email for more information.

Tuesdays 8-10pm | August 1–Sept 26 (no class August 29)

Level up.

If you have singing improv experience at Merlin Works or another school, the Singing Improv Masterclass with Sarah Marie Curry is for you. This intensive three-hour class meets on Saturday afternoons and dives deeply into a broad range of musical genres and styles. The Masterclass culminates in a full-length musical revue at the ZACH Theatre.

“I feel as if this class has changed my life. I am a different person now than I was eight weeks ago, a person who is entranced with the art of pulling fully formed songs out of one’s head, and who wants to use it as a gateway not just towards musical improv, but towards music in general.”
—Jeremy M.

This is our best-reviewed class ever! Past graduates have been cast in mainstage musical productions and formed their own singing improv troupes.

Saturdays 3:30-6:30 | August 5–Sept 30 (no class Sept 2) | Graduation show October 1

About Kevin

Kevin Miller is the Dean of the Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation. He has performed, coached, and taught improv in Austin, Texas for over 15 years.

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