The Overture - Improvisation - The Studio
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The Art of Class eBooks

The Art of Class is a welcoming e-book aimed at musicians working in the world of dance, and especially ballet.
A multi-media exploration of the joys and pitfalls of playing Class.

The Art of Class reveals the skills required for musicians to become expert in the field of dance accompaniment using helpful interactive improvisation techniques. It offers a chance to experiment, using simple improvisational exercises at the keyboard. It is a guide to setting your own challenges at your chosen level, whatever your experience.


1. The Overture – 2. Improvisation – 3. The Studio

The Overture

The Overture

The Overture Table of Contents

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Improvisation Table of Contents


The Studio

The Studio

The Studio Table of Contents



The best book on playing for class I’ve read

These volumes are full of wonderful insights from Karen MacIver’s own vast experience and formidable musicianship. It is far and away the best book on playing for class I’ve read, and it vibrates with her passion for the art.
- Doug Corbin, Florida State University
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Karen MacIver

Over the past years, a growing band of musicians have come together as worldwide colleagues, all with a passionate interest in working with dancers.

The profession hosts a pool of uniquely talented players who instinctively understand how and why music can fundamentally influence movement.

Karen MacIver has been teaching the skill of playing for dance over the past ten years and has produced this series of books as a guide to help professors of music coming into this ever growing movement help younger or less inexperienced musicians find their own voice in this generous world of dance.

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