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Instructor: Rob Schiffman

Guest Instructor: Deb Rabbai

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm or 8:00-11:00 (3 of the classes)


May 2 7:00-10:00pm

May 9 7:00-10:00pm

May 16 7:00-10:00pm

May 23 OFF

May 30 7:00-10:00pm

June 6 8:00-11:00pm

June 13 8:00-11:00pm

June 20 8:00-11:00pm

June 27 7:00-10:00pm

Cost: $480


FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROV or A Level 1 at another improv school

Class Description:

In this class we will work together to gain a sense of comfort and confidence in creating interesting, memorable melodies and learn how to focus on the essentials of rhythm/range and silence and how to use each of these musical tools to take you out of the head-space of having to create content. Also we will use presentational skills to increase our level of stage presence and performance energy while improvising songs. We will work individually and in pairs and as a group on different exercises to make the songs we improvise out of thin air appear finished the very time they are performed. AND we will have a BLAST!!

More on Rob:

The  winner of the 2011 INNY (Improvisation News New York) Award for Best Improv Coach, Rob has performed all over the world as a comedian / improvisor, most recently in London, Mexico and Guatemala. His talents range from expert interviews to interactive game shows to hilarious impromptu songs about audience members, accompanying himself on guitar or piano. 

Rob was a cast member / director / teacher / music director for Chicago City Limits for 17 years. Rob has improvised on The Daily Download and The CBS Early Show. Rob studied at Chicago City Limits and the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Payments and Refund Policy – Please Read
Payment is due in full before the first session of class. You will receive a confirmation email from us with 48 hours of payment being made.

If you decide to drop out of a class, you’ll need to send an email to

If you drop out of a class:
– any time prior to a week (7 days) before the class starts, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.
– between 48 hours and 1 week before the class starts, 70% will be refunded
– within 48 hours before the class starts, 30% will be refunded
– after the 1st class or no-shows, you will forfeit your full payment

All refunds will be processed within 14 days of your email.

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