for classical musicians

Welcome to an improvisation website with a psychological basis!

My name is Dr Jonathan Ayerst and this site is all about teaching and performing improvisation in classical styles. It is based in my work as a researcher, especially my studies in music psychology (MA and PhD, the University of Sheffield), which led to a long-term autoethnographical study of learning to improvise, from novice to expert.

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Improvisation Works III