Jazz & Popular Music Courses & Classes in London and Online

Learn to play the saxophone or join our a cappella course. Choose from a variety of different jazz and popular courses at a time that suits you.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

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  1. Ukulele summer school

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 7 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    For experienced players who read tablature. A short course to hone your technique and enjoy playing in a group. Music repertoire will be tailored to suit abilities.

    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
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Jazz drumming

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    You will combine playing in swing and Latin grooves with a brief tour of the work of famous jazz drummers. For experienced drummers who are new to jazz.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  3. Drumming for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    An introduction to rhythm and coordination as they apply to drumming. This is a live online class where you will receive direct feedback and encouragement from the tutor. Develop good posture, stick grip and control, drum rudiments and essential coordination exercises - hand to hand and hand to foot. Understand the fundamentals of playing a groove.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  4. Blues guitar

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore blues guitar techniques on this practical course : chords, scales, form, rhythm and phrasing for accompaniment; soloing that will allow you to play with confidence with other musicians. Suitable for guitarists who can play basic barre chords, and beyond.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  5. Jazz today

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore and survey jazz music as we find it today, and consider how it has developed over the past forty years through this short, online course.

    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

  6. World music: Ghanaian Highlife

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The West African tradition of Highlife mixes Ghanaian percussion rhythms with calypso, and is played on guitars and horns. Join these sessions to play classic tunes by Highlife artists such as Osibisa and E.T.Mensah. Open to percussionists, instrumentalists and singers - anyone who can hold a rhythm! Tutor: Sarha Moore.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  7. Jazz guitar 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    An introduction to the jazz style and repertoire, chord/scale vocabulary, jazz harmony, time feels, accompanying and improvisation. Ideal if you have established guitar technique and are new to jazz. Classes will be online.

    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

  8. Folk and pop guitar 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn about tuning your instrument, strumming and picking, simple chords for pop songs, scales and chord symbols on this starter course. Use an acoustic guitar.for these online sessions.

    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

  9. Blues guitar 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore blues guitar techniques on this practical online course : chords, scales, form, rhythm and phrasing for accompaniment; soloing that will allow you to play with confidence with other musicians. Suitable for guitarists with plenty of folk & pop experience, who have also met the blues.

    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

  10. City Lit a cappella

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This established ensemble sings original arrangements of jazz and popular songs. Develop your listening, timing, intonation, musical memory, and team work. New members with good music reading and aural skills are welcome. The group remains online for this term. We aim to give a concert as soon as such can be arranged. Contact the Music Department to arrange an audition.

    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. Flamenco guitar 1

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you are an intermediate-level guitar player, come and learn authentic flamenco guitar in traditional and modern styles. Explore the techniques of picado, pulgar, alzapua and rasgueo, with rhythms, chords and scales. Learn to play a variety of 'falsetas' in the rhythm of soleo and bulerias. Please use a nylon strung guitar for these online sessions..

    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

  12. Blues harmonica

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn essential harmonica riffs and techniques on this lively and enjoyable course. Build musical skills and confidence in improvising blues music. Meet the music of the main innovators and trail blazers. Tutor: Jake Rodrigues [external website].

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Ukulele: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    For ukulele players who have completed a beginner course or have played for a while. Refine your technique, get a better understanding of fretboard navigation, learn to play songs.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Drumming 1A

    Drumming 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you are a beginner, join this online course to learn the practical skills you need to play drumkit in contemporary music, including stick technique, four-way coordination, listening and music reading. You will need a practice pad and sticks.

    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

  15. Saxophone 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

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