Learn the piano or keyboard on our courses for beginners and more advanced students. Explore blues or jazz piano with part-time, evening and weekend piano courses at London City Lit.
We offer a range of part-time piano classes at all levels, including daytime, evening and weekend courses. Come and learn how to play piano in an enjoyable, welcoming environment with expert tuition. Piano classes are available from complete beginners through to level 5 and above, with further keyboard tuition, including improvisation and the art of accompaniment.
To find out more about our piano courses, contact us on 020 7831 7831
Come and join this friendly and productive class to strengthen and add to your aural skills through improved musical knowledge, awareness and practice techniques. Taught in the digital piano suite. Tutor: Shelagh Sutherland [external website].
Learn and practise the 12 bar form, dominant chords, blues scale, basslines and boogie patterns. Explore how to improvise on a blues. For competent pianists who read music well and have good coordination between hands.
Is your playing really ‘playful’? See how you can respond more fully to the musical world around you. Learn about different types of memory and how it can help to transform your playing. Tutor: Shelagh Sutherland [external website].
Practice time is precious but sometimes not used to the best advantage. These sessions will provide guidelines to help you make the most out of your time. Please bring two pieces of music: one that you know or are currently working on, and one you would like to start learning. Tutor: Shelagh Sutherland [external website].
Ever wondered why it is important to practise scales, arpeggios, broken chords and chord inversions? Discover hidden benefits that will enhance your technique and keyboard musicianship. For students who have been learning piano for three to five years. Tutor: Simon Atkins.
Ever wondered why it is important to practise scales, arpeggios, broken chords and chord inversions? Discover hidden benefits that will enhance your technique and keyboard musicianship. For students who have been learning piano for five years or more. Tutor: Simon Atkins.
Explore the jazz idiom, including time feels and harmonic progressions. Meet some jazz standards. For players at grade 5 and above who have some knowledge of triads and 7th chords. In class you will play digital pianos. Tutor: Della Rhodes.
For intermediate pianists (grade 4 ABRSM or above), these two sessions will introduce you to the dynamic role of the piano in Afro-Cuban music. We will focus on rhythm, performance and improvisation, playing classic Cuban styles including son, mambo, and cha cha cha. Tutor: Sara Dhillon.
Approach core piano repertoire through the prism of the Russian piano tradition, gaining insight into its principles of rubato, 'sound', chord techniques, pedalling, and the 'artistic image' of a piece. Tutor: Dr Maria Razumovskaya [external website].
This consolidation course will reinforce your basic piano skills. Improve your reading, hand co-ordination and technique. A great opportunity to keep learning throughout the summer! Tutor: Simon Atkins.