Ever wonder how some people can make up songs on the spot? Or, how you sing harmony with a song you've never heard before? Is there a way to figure out and predict where a song is going to go? This class will teach students how to come up with successful, spontaneous songs based on serious or comedic suggestions on the spot, how rhyming and musical patterns work, and teach how harmonies can work reactively while dabbling with some lyricism and composition.
Presley DuPuis is a proud CYT graduate who flipped over to the grown-up side and hasn't looked back since. He has worn many different hats in various CYT leadership roles with his work as a teacher, music director and director, pit musician, HYPE adviser, and improv coach. He has gone from being the kid who would play the piano when he wasn't allowed to, to one of the the accompanists himself, with his involvement in CYT dating back to 2008 at CYT North Idaho's first fully staged production: "Snow White." (where he played the Magic Mirror). Focusing on all aspects of music and theatre in his studies, Presley holds an A.S. in Music from North Idaho College and is currently finishing his degrees in both Collaborative Piano and Vocal Performance at Eastern Washington University. He has musically directed and played piano for many productions with local high schools, college productions, elementary choirs, community theatres, and his all time favorite gigs: CYT North Idaho and CYT Spokane.