Teacher: Ayaka Kinugawa (Japan/Canada)


Love to sing? Hate to sing? Want to conquer your fears around it? In this class Musical Director Ayaka (Second City Theatricals - Toronto, Washington, Chicago) will help you unleash your inner songbird by pairing scenic improv with the basic elements of musical improv. This class will focus on beginning your relationship with musical improv through exercises, short form games and scenes. Ayaka is excited to help you strike a note in your improv adventures! 

Note: This class is offered twice.

Fun with Musical Improv

  • Ayaka is a Japanese musician based in Toronto who is actively involved in the comedy scene. Ayaka holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Diploma in Classical Music. She is a musical director at the Second City and has toured across the USA, as well as the high seas! In addition to her comedy life, she does pop songwriting, most recently for popular Youtube KahoSei Channel with over 7 million views! Ayaka has taught hundreds of Musical Improv workshops, and excels at putting students - musicians and improvisers alike - at ease. When Ayaka is not putting her musician hat on, she performs improv and sketch comedy on stage. Ayaka loves tomatoes. @ayaka.kinugawa