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]

    There will be bank holiday breaks in this course, on 1 May and 29 May.
    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. Advanced singers' workshop (performance): module 3

    Course Date: Thu 27 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, you can 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

  4. 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 five 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. The repertoire this term will be songs by Richard Strauss. 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

  5. Afro Cuban ensemble

    Course Date: Sun 7 May 2017
    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

  6. 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

  7. Basic technique for singing: module 3

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the art of solo singing. Gain a fundamental grasp of vocal technique as well as an understanding of the level of work and commitment involved to progress as a singer. This is the second module of a one year foundation level course.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  8. Bass guitar: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 19 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills as a bassist and your understanding of rhythm and melodic roles, playing with an ensemble or backing tracks. We will focus on groove playing in swing, rock, funk, R&B. (please note it is essential you can read for bass) Please bring your own bass guitar and lead (amps provided). Tutor: Paul Westwood.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Cello level 1: module 3

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing cello in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least two terms. Tutor: Polly Hewett.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Cello level 2: module 3

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have completed Cello level 2 module 2, or have had at least one year’s tuition (playing at around grade 2 standard), explore cello technique and repertoire, including ensemble music. Tutor: Polly Hewett.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Cello: advanced workshop

    Course Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who have been playing for at least four years and are at around grade 5 standard. You will be encouraged to play in all clefs regularly and be comfortable in positions including thumb position. This course is offered every term. Tutor: Una Birtchnell.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Cello: intermediate workshop

    Course Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have at least two years' playing experience on the cello (playing at grade 2-3 standard), come and develop your technique and musical skills, through playing ensemble and solo repertoire. This course is offered every term. Tutor: Una Birtchnell.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Chamber music ensembles

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a wide variety of repertoire. For players at grade 6 or above with good sight-reading skills, who like to perform. Please contact the Music Department to enrol. Tutor: Gisela Meyer [external website]

    Mid-term break: 1 June.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  14. Choir at lunchtime

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and spend your lunch time singing. Its good for the mind, body and spirit. Sing music from across all genres, have fun and leave with a spring in your step. No better pick-me-up at lunchtime!
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £40.00

  15. Choral singing for pleasure

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this fun choral class will give you something to look forward to on a Monday. We sing many genres from musical theatre to pop and more traditional. Very popular, so book early! Tutor: Richard Hartley Wilson

    This course has mid-term breaks on bank holiday Mondays 1st & 29th May.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £104.00
    Concession: £75.00

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