Music Courses & Classes in London and Online

We offer a wide range of piano, singing and instrumental workshops from complete beginners to advanced standard, daytime, evening or weekend. We also offer music theory, music tech, history, choirs, orchestra and jazz ensembles.

Choosing your course

Based in the heart of Covent Garden, we have two Model D Steinway pianos, Yamaha acoustic pianos and two suites of digital pianos. Music students have access to practice rooms for the duration of their course and we use the latest versions of Sibelius, Logic and Max/MSP for our music technology courses.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Expert tutors

Our classes are taught by professional performers and practitioners, many of whom also teach at leading London universities and music conservatoires. We also offer advanced piano masterclasses with visiting performers and professors each year. Please refer to individual course outlines for individual staff biographies.

Studying at City Lit

City Lit students have a proud history of learning an instrument or singing from scratch as well as studying more advanced courses such as music theory exams, and preparing for advanced piano diplomas. Many of our jazz students form ensembles together and we frequently organise concerts and recitals in and around Central London.

Find a course

Browse our range of music courses in London and online below to choose your perfect option: both complete beginners and returning students are equally welcome at City Lit.

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  1. Singing 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building online course. These classes will introduce you to healthy use of your singing voice and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres. tutor : Colette Meury.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00

  2. Ukulele: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    For experienced ukulele players, this course will hone your skills, extend your understanding of chord theory, picking and tablature. Apply these techniques to standard tunes.

    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: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Musicianship 2: ear training

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Enhance your aural awareness and improve your recognition and response to music in practice. In sessions online you will sing intervals, scales and harmonies, and routines will be set for you to practise. Music theory is included.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your jazz musicianship, repertoire, playing and improvising. Practise ear training, study jazz harmony, learn challenging repertoire. For players with established jazz education at foundation level. Online assessment for entry to this course can be arranged for early September. Apply to music@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  5. Song lyric writing for popular music

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Create original, catchy and memorable lyrics from scratch. Learn how to generate lyrics from your everyday experiences. Look at structure, creating a hook and finding your unique writing style. This short course will run online. Tutor : Polly Hewett.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00

  6. Music production with Logic: level 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Logic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments.

    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: £115.00

  7. Musicianship 3: sight singing

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your sight singing and related aural skills by reading, writing, listening and singing in these online sessions. Study scales, intervals, rhythm and pitch notation, patterns, part singing and harmony. You must be able to read music already, and sing in tune. tutor : Matt Burdynowski.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Focus on ear training and developing jazz improvisation, applying theoretical understanding to practical situations. We will learn and study jazz standards and unusual repertoire, and operate online for this autumn term. This is musicianship training at a high level. Online assessments for entry to this course can be arranged for early September. Apply to music@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  9. Saxophone 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Ideal if you are a beginner or have recently begun to study the saxophone. Any other musical experience will be an advantage and you will need a tenor or alto saxophone. In online sessions you will learn to play and to read music. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music. Continues next term.

    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: £115.00

  10. Saxophone 4A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills in this advanced workshop. The emphasis will be on playing jazz, developing musicianship, and improvisation. Continues next term.

    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: £115.00

  11. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: foundation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you have a good understanding of triad harmony, read music and play your instrument well, this substantial course will introduce you to the jazz idiom and jazz musicianship. The autumn term will run online.

    Online assessments for entry can be arranged for early September. Apply to music@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £176.00

  12. Recorder ensemble skills: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you are already experienced in recorder playing, join this friendly group to develop your ensemble skills and musicianship, specific to recorder technique and repertoire.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Jazz piano : Thelonious Monk

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Experienced jazz pianists may specialise in this online practical study of Monk's music.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Exploring classical music: module 1

    Exploring classical music: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 1 Oct 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Enrich your understanding of music history. This module explores selected topics in Medieval to (early) Baroque music, and leads on to next term's course (MD025B) which covers (later) Baroque to classical. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. NB: This course has no half-term break.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Mindful singing

    Course Date: Fri 2 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Engage all your senses to connect mind and body awareness while singing. Explore how the psyche affects how we relate to singing. Sessions will run online. Please negotiate your prepared song(s) with the tutor in advance of the start of this course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

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