Instructor Alan Marriott will teach Songs on the Spot through January and February at the Surrey Arts Centre. A free introductory session is Jan. 16.

Instructor Alan Marriott will teach Songs on the Spot through January and February at the Surrey Arts Centre. A free introductory session is Jan. 16.

Learn to sing – on the spot

Classes at Surrey Arts Centre; first session free.

Create instant songs, spontaneous solos, three-part harmony, and backup vocals.

Sound impossible? You’ll be doing it all before you know it.

Songs on the Spot instructor Alan Marriott creates an encouraging atmosphere where everyone, regardless of singing ability, feels at ease. Under his guidance, you improvise words while the accompanist improvises the melodies. In this fun and inspirational class for adults, all you need is an interest in music and a sense of humour. Singing experience is not required.

Songs on the Spot, offered at the Surrey Arts Centre, will run for six weeks from Jan. 23 to Feb. 27 at a cost of $100. A free, introductory session is being offered Jan. 16 from 7-9:15 p.m. Although the session is free, you need to register in advance to book your spot.

Registration is easy, either online at www.surrey.ca/register or by phone at 604-501-5100. Early registration is encouraged – one week prior is ideal.

Songs on the Spot participant Lois describes the classes as “fun, educational and inspirational, as well as an environment where one feels safe to experiment creatively, intuitively, and spontaneously.” She also praises Marriott for his supportive teaching style. “Alan is a gifted and dedicated teacher, performer and coach whose focus is to inspire his students to risk more and have a lot of fun doing it!”

Marriott is an accomplished stage and voice-over performer with a specialty in improv. In his own words, he has been “freeing minds for over twenty years both in Canada and Europe.” He launched his improv career at Vancouver TheatreSports® League, working alongside Colin Mochrie, Ryan Styles and others. During a 20-year span of living and working in England, Marriott completed his formal training at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, founded London Theatresports, and taught improv to a who’s who of British comedy, including Eddie Izzard, Alan Davies, John Sparks, Jake Arnott, Stella Duffy and many more. Most recently, he has made his mark in B.C. as the creator of Vancouver TheatreSports® League’s current hit The ImprovMusical.

Surrey Arts Centre is located at 13750 88 Ave. Phone 604-501-5566 or visit www.surrey.ca/arts for more information.

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