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Magnet Theater

Piano Workshop

Piano Workshop

Saturdays 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Oct 25, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
Class Size:
10 (FULL)
Frank Spitznagel
Classes are non-refundable and non-transferrable after completion of registration.


Frank Spitznagel presents a three hour workshop focusing on the structures that have been taught in music improv classes for the last ten years – basic A-B-A structures, and the accompanist will be taught how to listen to the singers to create these structures together. You will be introduced to the best improv singers in NYC and learn what they need from an improv pianist. A good knowledge of music theory (form and analysis) is needed.  This workshop is great for pianists, guitarists and any other rhythm players.

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Instructor: Frank Spitznagel

Frank Spitznagel is the Musical Director at Magnet Theater and a piano accompanist who frequently plays for such improv groups as I Eat Pandas, Veal, The Made-Up Musical, Gusto, and many others. He is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, where he studied piano performance. His work can be heard on several studio recordings. Frank has composed for Comedy Central and the Aspen Comedy Festival. He accompanied Itzhak Perlman in an original jazz composition by Benny Golson at Lincoln Center. He also played the American premiere of The Hired Man Off-Broadway. He has been musical director for productions such as Nunsense (all incarnations), A Chorus Line, Chicago City Limits, and several original musicals.

Session Schedule*

  • #1 - Oct 25, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.

*subject to change