Jazz and popular music

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.

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

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  1. Drumming class taster day
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 30 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Spend time with our drumming tutor, meet the drum kit, and - if you have sticks and a practice pad - come and play.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  2. Folk and pop guitar 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn about tuning your instrument, strumming and picking, simple chords for pop songs, scales and chord symbols on this beginners' course.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  3. Saxophone 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Ideal if you are a beginner or have recently begun to play the saxophone. Any other musical experience will be an advantage and you will need to have your own instrument. You will learn to play, read music, and listen. Repertoire will be popular music and jazz.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  4. City Lit a cappella
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    This small ensemble of experienced harmony singers learn 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.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £97.00
  5. Folk and pop guitar 2B
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you can play a range of chord shapes, in time, and can follow chord symbols, this second year of study will develop your ability to play the acoustic instrument. Improve your musicianship and expand your repertoire in these live 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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  6. Ukulele: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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 new songs. Enjoy learning in a group of ukes!



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
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  7. Ukulele: beginners
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Come and learn the chords, strumming techniques and tuning that will enable you to play the ukulele. Learn whole songs by the end of the course. Enjoy playing (and singing) together in class.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  8. Saxophone 3B
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Continue with your 3rd year of saxophone study. We will play jazz, pop and world music repertoire, and work to improve your technical ability and confidence in playing.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  9. Big Band recording project
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Big Band players may keep up your practice and contribute to recordings of arrangements in the repertoire we maintain. Meetings and coaching 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
  10. City Lit Big Band
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    An ensemble for proficient jazz players to maintain and improve your sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands and contemporary and original arrangements. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £339.00 Concession £207.00
  11. Folk and pop guitar 3B
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    For experienced players, this class will develop your rhythmic playing and your interpretation of chord charts using bar chords, mobile scales, bass lines and melody work. Vast and varied repertoire. Playing techniques can apply to acoustic and electric guitars.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Saxophone 2B
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    For sax players with over a year of playing experience, who read music, this online practical course follows last term's 2a. Develop your sound, technique, reading and musicianship. Emphasis on popular music and jazz, including practice at improvisation.



    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
  13. Folk and pop guitar 1B
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Come and learn some songs! This second term of study will suit you if you have experience of tuning your guitar efficiently, know note names up to the fourth fret, and can play the essential folk chords shapes.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Saxophone: advanced
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Maintain and extend your playing skills on our advanced course. Repertoire is mainly jazz, and we will learn and rehearse, and record, sax ensemble arrangements.



    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. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Practise ear training, study jazz harmony, and learn challenging repertoire on this lively course. For players with established jazz education at foundation level. New students may apply by writing to music@citylit.ac.uk.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £164.00

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