Matt Griffo taught two 8 week musical improv classes at Laugh Out Loud Theater in Schaumburg, IL last year. I took both. Being relatively new to improv, I was terrified, but decided to jump into the first class because I always do what scares me the most! I wasted a lot of time worried about the class because although I can carry a tune and have an innate sense of rhythm, I have a voice that I felt should be declared a criminal offense should I sing in public. Not to worry, however, Matt assured me that not only was I very much okay, but he gave me the courage to “let it fly” and belt out songs. It was super fun and he was nothing but encouraging. Matt understood that we were not advanced professionals and interacted with the class with humor and kindness, forcing us to realize that we were quite capable of doing musical improv.One of the most endearing things I witnessed Matt do was to take one of the students who had absolutely no sense of rhythm and support them with extensive one on one coaching, something it takes a great teacher to do. The only fault I can find with Matt is that he is not teaching another session at our school. I can’t wait for him to return.