for classical musicians

Welcome to an improvisation website with a psychological approach.

This site is all about teaching and performing improvisation in classical styles. It is based in my experience as a researcher and classical improviser, especially my studies in music psychology (MA and PhD, the University of Sheffield) and auto-ethnography in which led to an in-depth study of learning to improvise, from novice to expert.

News!  My new "Psychology of Improvisation" Youtube Channel with many videos explaining and demonstrating aspects of improvisation. Check out the new playlist on improvising Fugues in Bach style!

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New videos!

Improvising Bach's unfinished Fugue in C Minor BWV562_ Part 1


How to add diminutions in 2-voice textures