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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Basic technique for singing: module 2

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jan 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 1 year foundation level course.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Blues harmonica

    Course Date: Sun 26 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn essential harmonica riffs and techniques on this lively and enjoyable course. Build musical skills and confidence in improvising blues music. Tutor: Jake Rodrigues [external website].
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Blues piano

    Course Date: Sun 5 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and practise the 12 bar form, basslines and boogie patterns. Explore how to improvise on a blues. For competent pianists who read music well and have good coordination between hands. Tutor: David Frankel.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Bruckner: the harmonic architect

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Daring innovator' or a composer of 'giant symphonic serpents' - Bruckner's music has generated much controversy. Come along and make up your own mind by delving into the musical world of this compositional colossus. No previous musical knowledge necessary. Tutor: Karen Betley.

    Mid-term break: 14th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

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