Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London and Online
City Lit offers performing arts courses in the heart of Covent Garden in Central London during the evening, daytime and at weekends. Explore our range of subjects including acting, (including accredited acting courses), dance, radio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as piano, singing, strings and wind instruments to jazz and pop, music technology, music theory and history
Our courses are labelled clearly for beginners or those with previous experience and you can speak to a specialist advisor to help you choose the right level. If you would you like some help or advice:
For music courses email email@example.com. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
For drama, dance and speech courses email firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advancedCourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Della RhodesFocus on ear training and developing jazz improvisation, applying theoretical understanding to practical situations. We will learn and study jazz standards and unusual repertoire. This is musicianship training at a high level. Assessment for entry to this course can be arranged applying to email@example.com.
- Chamber music: intermediateCourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerDiscover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a variety of repertoire. For classical instrumentalists at grade 3-5 standard, with some sight-reading skills.
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jonathan WilsonThis is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.
- Piano/keyboards 3ACourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jonathan WilsonThis fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 2 standard. Improve your hand co-ordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence.
- Singing 2Course start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BeckmannContinue your singing journey and explore your voice in the second year of our training programme. These classes will further develop your singing voice and musicianship skills through a selection of technical exercises and songs from a variety of genres to suit all musical tastes.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £0.00
- Introduction to musical analysis: module 2Course start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneBuilding on last term’s module, this course digs more deeply into the analysis of various musical scores, looking at different historical periods, forms and styles up to the present. Some background in music theory recommended. Break week: October 27th, 2023.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Piano workshop 6Course start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary PrestonIf you play piano at around grade 6 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, textural awareness, practice and performance skills.
- Tap dance: intermediateCourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jacqueline PertOur intermediate class is at a faster pace and is perfect for anyone with good previous tap experience. Extend your abilities and learn great new steps, tap moves and routines in a fun and inspiring environment. Tap shoes are essential.
- Piano/keyboards 4ACourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jonathan WilsonFor pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music
reading, and your confidence.
- Folk and pop guitar: advancedCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: David HarrisonUpon completion of guitar levels 1,2,3, and for experienced and able players new to City Lit, join our new advanced level class for contemporary guitar study. Live sessions on Zoom.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
- Sing jazz: advancedCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura ZakianFor jazz vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire in this further edition of our advanced class. Some repertoire (see below) and vocalese will be taught, and you will be invited to contribute and perform repertoire of your choice.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £0.00
- Sing jazz 1Course start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura ZakianLearn some standard repertoire and jazz protocols. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers but ideal for singers who are new to the jazz idiom.
- Drumming 2ACourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mark HuggettWelcome to the second year of drum class: work to improve your coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
- Jazz harmony and ear training 1ACourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cerys HoggWe will study time, form, root movement and harmonic progression, chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing sessions. For players with a working knowledge of basic harmony and instrumental proficiency beyond grade 5. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to be assessed for entry to this course. Break week: 18 Nov 2023.Full fee £179.00
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