About the class

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Musical Improv

This jam-packed, fast-paced, and fun workshop teaches the secrets of creating and performing excellent musical improv. You’ll learn the basics (melody, rhyming, lyrics, emotions, movement, etc.), and the different skills needed in performing songs in both short form and long form improv shows. Taught by a professional songwriter and the author of Instant Songwriting: Musical Improv " from Dunce to Diva. No matter your level, your songs will be better.

“People snuck into Nancy’s full to the brim Song Improv class because word of mouth about them was so great! I sat in on one of the classes (as producer of the Fest) and was impressed by Nancy’s teaching style, her great personality and knowledge of the subject.”

                                 - Susan Santainiello, Producer, Funny Women Fest



Nancy Howland Walker is a SAG/AFTRA actor, writer, teacher, and trainer. A full-time professional improviser, she has been performing, teaching, directing, and producing improv since 1989. In Boston, she was the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston. In 1995 she moved to Chicago, performed with dozens of groups, and created the critically acclaimed show MUSICAL! the musical, this country’s first two-act completely improvised Broadway-style musical. Nancy was head of the ImprovBoston and Free Associates improv schools, rewrote Players Workshop of the Second City entire six level curriculum with Marshall Stern, and has taught for Second City, Players Workshop, at festivals and for groups all across the world. She is currently Executive Director of Chicago Improv Associates and since 2009 has been performing improv comedy shows for Celebrity Cruise Lines. She is the author of Instant Songwriting: Musical Improv from Dunce to Diva.