Voice and Improv with Aisha Ali

1st March – 5th April

Tuesdays | 19:00 – 21:30 GMT

Do you struggle to make your voice heard on stage or off?

Are you curious to explore what sounds your voice can make?

Have you missed group singing in a supportive environment? 

This 6-week course, run by vocal artist, composer and improviser Aisha Ali, will create the opportunity to explore the full range of your voice using play and improvisation.

Each session will be themed around an emotion, archetype and a musical skill. Drawing from the worlds of mask work, clowning and Collaborative Vocal Improv we will explore different aspects of ourselves whilst making music together. 

In this course, we free ourselves from the idea of being ‘good at singing’ as we cultivate awareness of our voice from week to week and surprise ourselves with the sounds we can make.

All you need to do this course is the curiosity to see what your voice can do and the desire to improvise music acapella in a group! 

Who is this course for? 

  • Anyone who is interested in exploring their voice and vocal improv skills
  • Anyone who has taken an improv class with the BIT and wants to stretch themselves in a supportive space 
  • Anyone interested in musical improv

Instructor info: 

Aisha is a vocal artist, improviser, composer, producer, facilitator and co-creator of Kiota, a collective of BIPoC artists in The South West, working towards decolonising arts spaces in Bristol. She is passionate about working with the voice and is very experienced at holding space for others to explore and express themselves.

“I really enjoyed the singing workshop with Aisha! She made us laugh and put everyone at ease- creating a warm and friendly atmosphere with lots of games and singing. It was a lovely space to come together, share connection and time together. Just what is needed during the pandemic. We even managed some harmonies over zoom! Thank you so much!” -workshop participant

Class details: 

Places are capped at 12 and each class is followed by an optional social chat.