Yes, there is a growing trend to learn improvisation alongside your classical training.
Professional orchestral and chamber musicians often engage and share music with their communities off the stage. There is no guarantee there will be notated music. You could even be asked to create and deliver a musical project specific to that community!
Improvisation, harmonizing, composing original melodies are all skills we should be continually developing so that we are comfortable on our instrument and running a project in any situation from a preschools to prisons.
Classical Creative Workshops empower you and are offered for your personal enjoyment, interest or professional development.
What will it be like?Improvisation is fun, creative and a great way to get to know your instrument and other musicians just like you! Nothing too hard - at our workshops, everything will be clearly explained, you'll learn the skills you need and soon you'll be jamming along in our friendly supportive environment.
Improvisation provides a valuable link between theory, harmony, aural training and playing your instrument. You'll understand more about music, be motivated and freshly inspired.
When is the next one?
Cathy has presented many workshops including at the University of Wellington, in partnership with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, for the Marlborough Civic Orchestra, and at Rangi Ruru and Gisborne Girls' High Schools.
If you'd like a workshop in your region with your community, contact Cathy.
Do it! You'll go places you never dreamed possible!