A Pianist's Guide to Improvisation
Self-expression is the natural and highest expression of being human. I’ve found improvisation to be an incredible method to access self-expression. This is why I offer workshops to explore my approach.
Most people think of Jazz then they hear the term Improvisation, but it can be applied to any type of music. Improvisation is also applicable for all musical instruments, voice, and of course, piano. I can tailor a workshop to a group of almost any size and experience (from professional musicians to hobbyists) and for people of all ages. Improvisation taps into our innate abilities and helps us develop musical and artistic habits.
Improvisation can help you to:
Develop better listening and observation skills
Exercise your curiosity and sense of play
Learn new ways to think, and new ways to explore technique on any instrument
Create games! Explore ways to play with sound, texture, and rhythm
Look at things from different perspectives
Experiment with structure and form, and explore your imagination
In-person and online workshops are available to schools, organizations, musical communities, and individuals
We have a vital human need to express ourselves. Join me!