Piano and keyboards

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
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  1. Aural awareness for grade 5+ exams

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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].
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  2. Blues piano introduction

    Course Date: Fri 14 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Developing memorising skills (level 5 to advanced)

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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].
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  4. How to practise piano (levels 3-5)

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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].
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Introduction to piano harmony and improvisation levels 2-4

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  6. Introduction to piano harmony and improvisation levels 5-8

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  7. Jazz piano introduction

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. Latin piano introduction

    Course Date: Fri 11 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  9. Piano for absolute beginners

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For beginners to both reading and playing, this classic course is the perfect way to start piano playing. Leads to Piano/keyboards Foundation: module 2 in September.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Piano keyboards: revision for level 2/3

    Course Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focus on fluency and control of the keyboard, which is paramount to the development of piano technique. For pianists who want to keep learning throughout the summer. Tutor: Ana Claudia Magalhaes.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  11. Piano masterclass

    Course Date: Thu 10 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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].
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  12. Piano sonata class (early bird)

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start your summer days with classical sonatas on this short masterclass series. Ideally timed for advanced players with busy schedules. Tutor: Chryssa Kasma.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. Piano taster

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jul 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun introduction to the piano: learn the names of the notes and where they are, and how to play some simple tunes. Find out whether piano is for you!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Piano/keyboards: revision for foundation (early bird)

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolidate and reinforce your basic piano skills. Improve your reading, hand co-ordination and technique. A great opportunity to keep learning throughout the summer! Tutor: Edward Breen.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Piano/keyboards: revision for foundation level

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

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