Be an Improv Rock Star.

Learn how to make up songs on the spot and amaze your audiences.

Master rhyming, song structure, song styles, song presentation, lyrics, duets, short form singing games and communicating with the musical improviser.

Class Details

  • Each class meets for eight two-hour sessions at the ZACH Theater
  • Classes have between 8-16 students
  • Each class is taught by a veteran improvisor/instructor
  • Early bird registration saves you $25
  • Some students get performance opportunities in monthly improv shows at ZACH

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Improvised Singing 101: Improvised Songs

Have fun making up your own songs with a live musical improviser every week. We will cover topics such as rhyming, song structure, song styles, song presentation, lyrics, duets, short form singing games, and communicating with the musical improviser. It’s like karaoke, but you make up your own words!  You don’t need to be a great singer to take this class, you just need to enjoy singing.
(8 meetings. Class size limit = 14)

Improv Singing 101 | Thursdays 8-10pm | March 28 – May 16 | with Marissa Wahkuna & Bryson Kemp

Price: $235 | $25 Earlybird discount expires at midnight March 10, 2019.

Register with a friend and BOGO class 1/2 off!

Improvised Singing 201: Improvised Musical Numbers

Make up your own songs with a live musical improviser every week. We will cover basics such as rhyming, song structure, song styles, song presentation, lyrics, duets, short form singing games, and communicating with the musical improviser. We’ll also go further into fun long-form musical theater stuff–singing, dancing, scenes and story. We’ll even get to re-improvise your favorite song or musical number. (8 meetings. Class size limit = 14)

Improv Singing 201 | Tuesdays 8-10pm | March 26 – May 14 | with Susan Pickover & Ryan Fechter

Price: $235 | $25 Earlybird discount expires at midnight March 10, 2019.

Improvised Singing 301: Full-Length Improvised Musicals

Get a chance to make up a full Broadway musical with a live pianist every week! After reviewing the basics of improvised songs such as rhyming, song structure, song styles, lyrics, duets, and communicating with the musical improviser, we’ll start learning all about musical theater. We’ll explore group numbers, romantic duets, dances and formations, singing through character, narrative arcs, reprises, and more.
(8 meetings. Class size limit = 14)

Improv Singing 301 | Mondays 8-10pm | March 25 – May 13 | Graduation show May 12 | with Sarah Marie Curry & Doug Ewart

Price: $235 | $25 Earlybird discount expires at midnight March 10, 2019.

Merlin Works Improv Singing Masterclass

A brand new class offering from Merlin Works! Two of our finest instructors, Shana Merlin and Sarah Marie Curry, will collaborate to refine your singing improv skills across a broad range of topics. This class is for singing improvisers who want to heighten their craft and be the best that Austin improv has to offer.

Singing improv experience is required—at least three class levels at Merlin Works, or equivalent experience elsewhere. Email classes@merlin-works.com if you have questions about applying. (8 meetings. Class size limit = 12)

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