Workshop: Improvisation


November 16, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Hammer & Strings Conservatory
610 N Gilbert Road Suite 400
Gilbert, AZ 85234

Presenter: Christopher Oill

10 Ways to Get Your Feet Wet with Improvisation

The field of improvisation is as expansive as the ocean, so for newcomers, it can be pretty scary. In this session, you’ll “test the waters” with some easy tools that sound great right away. Specifically, the 10 tools you’ll learn about are storytelling, left hand patterns, blues, ornaments, “comp”ing, editing, form riding, element mashups, common progressions, and element isolation.

Christopher Oill is a concert pianist, composer, and teacher, whose career revolves around creativity and innovation. In addition to his own business, Piano Universe LLC, he has worked with Faber Piano Adventures and FJH Music Company Inc. as a composer and arranger. He holds an MM in Piano Performance Pedagogy from Arizona State University, and a BM in Piano Performance and Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

Workshop: Improvisation