Intro to Musical Improv


Music has the ability to both fill the senses and lift the soul. There is something about music as an artform that makes it so unique, self-expressive, and powerful! During one or two week sessions campers will be able to advance their basic knowledge and skills to become well rounded musicians while having tons of fun along the way.

In Intro to Musical Improv campers will learn the ins and outs of improvising music by diving into different musical forms as well as both rhythmic and harmonic principles. Campers will learn several jazz improvisational techniques as well as the basics of crafting melodies and jazz licks. Campers will also get the chance to play with a small ensemble and learn how to take solos in that context. All instrument types are welcome and no musical improvisational experience is required.

STAFF: Charlie Romano, NRP ’15, is a junior Music Composition and Biomedical Engineering major at Yale University. He recently had his first musical composition published and performed by the illustrious Yale Concert Band. Charlie has a passion for teaching Music to all ages and has been teaching private music lessons for the past 8 years. He strives to inspire a love for the art of music in everyone. As the pianist and musical director of Just Add Water, a Yale improv group, Charlie is solely responsible for teaching everyone how to musically improvise and understand basic song structures and forms.

Dates: August 7 – 11
Hours: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Grades: Incoming 7th – 12th
Fee:  $175

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8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606
info@northridgeprep.org

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8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606
info@northridgeprep.org