Music

We offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend music courses at many levels to suit your needs and aspirations, with highly motivated teachers. You can learn to play a variety of instruments, or further develop your skills. Explore jazz, learn or improve your singing and work in our professionally-equipped music technology studio.
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  1. 19th century ballet narratives

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How does ballet tell a story? Dance and mime communicate plot and character, but music underpins the narrative . We will explore many examples from numerous ballets. No technical musical or ballet knowledge is required. Tutor: Pauline Greene [external website]

    Break week: 24th October.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. A history of piano music

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the development of keyboard instruments and their repertoire from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the late works of Brahms. Explore the composers and makers who shaped the keyboard into one of the most versatile and popular instruments of all time, and learn about history, style, genre and function through guided listening and score reading. Tutor: Dr Maria Razumovskaya [external website]

    Break week: 31st May.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. A short history of jazz: Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis

    Course Date: Sun 8 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the development of this influential music from its origins in New Orleans through to its remarkable, rapid evolution today, learning about the different styles of each era and key musical figures. Tutor: Sara Dhillon.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Ableton Live

    Course Date: Tue 21 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Live is a revolutionary package that has taken the music world by storm. Performing with a laptop, songwriting or composing, Live’s intuitive and totally flexible interface puts the fun and experimentation back into music making. Tutor: Martin Delaney (Ableton certified trainer) [external website].
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. ABRSM jazz piano syllabus

    Course Date: Sun 5 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A unique opportunity for classical piano teachers to become familiar with the piano syllabus materials (style, harmony and improvisation) at grades 1-5, and develop understanding of how to prepare exam candidates. Tutor: Tim Richards [external website].
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Advanced singers' workshop (performance): module 1

    Course Date: Thu 22 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are an experienced classical singer (at least five years' one-to-one lessons) with good vocal technique, you can develop performance skills for recital and stage. This is module 1 of a full-year course. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this course: (020) 7492 2630.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  7. Advanced singers' workshop (performance): module 2

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced classical singers (at least 5 years' one-to-one lessons) with good vocal technique wishing to develop performance skills for recital and stage. This is module 2 of a full-year course. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this course: (020) 7492 2630.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  8. Advanced singers' workshop (performance): module 3

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced classical singers (at least 5 years' one-to-one lessons) with good vocal technique wishing to develop performance skills for recital and stage. This is module 3 of a full-year course. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this course: (020) 7492 2630.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  9. Advanced singers' workshop (song): module 1

    Course Date: Mon 19 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity for experienced classical singers (at least five years' one-to-one lessons) with good vocal technique to explore the rich repertoire of song, and to develop expressive and communicative skills. This is module 1 of a full-year course. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this course: (020) 7492 2630.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  10. Advanced singers' workshop (song): module 2

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced classical singers (at least 5 years' one-to-one lessons) with good vocal technique to explore the rich repertoire of song, and develop expressive and communicative skills. This is module 2 of a full-year course. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this course: (020) 7492 2630.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  11. Advanced singers' workshop (song): module 3

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced classical singers (at least 5 years' one-to-one lessons) with good vocal technique to explore the rich repertoire of song, and develop expressive and communicative skills. This is module 3 of a full-year course. This course has mid-term breaks on Bank holiday mondays 1st and 29th June.

    Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this course: (020) 7492 2630.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Afro Cuban ensemble

    Course Date: Sun 7 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an intermediate player, this practical workshop is an exciting chance to experience playing in a Latin band. Our emphasis will be on reading charts and playing as an ensemble, improvising and developing rhythm skill. Before you enrol, please tell the music team which instrument you play: 020 7492 2630 or music@citylit.ac.uk. Tutor: Sara Dhillon.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  13. An A(merica) to Z(lonice) of Antonín Dvorák

    An A(merica) to Z(lonice) of Antonín Dvorák

    Course Date: Tue 20 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will trace the life and compositions of one of the greatest Czech composers, from his role in Bohemian nationalism to his journeys to the New World – and his strong connection with the English musical scene. Tutor: Dr Katy Hamilton [external website]

    Break week: 27th October.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. An English musical revival: Finzi and Howells

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gerald Finzi and Herbert Howells worked mainly in separate spheres - the secular and the sacred - but were both inspired by early English music. Come and explore the musical worlds of these two early 20th century English figures. No previous musical knowledge necessary. Tutor: Karen Betley

    Break week: 30th May.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Arduino workshop: sensors and sounds

    Course Date: Fri 14 Oct 2016 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Arduino lets you use light, movement and other physical variables to create and manipulate sound and music. A practical introduction using sensor technology with Max/MSP software. Some experience of music production software would be an advantage.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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