try your hand at musical improv

If you’ve always marvelled at those clever people who seem to be able make up actually decent songs on any subject on the spot, how about trying your hand at being one of them?

Well, now’s your chance. Brighton improvised comedy and theatre company The Maydays run joyful musical improvisation classes for all levels, from Josie Lawrence-style pros (see below) to absolute beginners.

You don’t even need to be able to sing! In a class of eight to 16 people max, you’ll get an intro to the core skills of melody, lyrics and rhyming, and see how to fit songs into scenes in a fun and, crucially, non-judgey environment.

No one’s going to take the piss out of you at these friendly classes, but if the idea of anyone hearing you warble a few notes on your own fills you with horror, it may not be for you as there is an element of solo singing.

They’re very open to people getting in touch with them at first if you want to find out more. And if you prefer the safety of hiding behind a screen initially, they also run classes on Zoom class.

Weekly on Thursdays; 7 – 9pm; from £13.25
Bhasvic Brighton, 205 Dyke Road, Hove BN3 6EG
And on the first Sunday of every month; 11am – 1pm; from £22.50
Open Space Studios, Unit 7, Rear of 64 Davigdor Road, Hove BN3 1RF