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. Saxophone 2A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    For sax players with a year's experience, who read music, and have some experience of performing. Develop your tone, technique, reading and musicianship, playing popular styles and jazz, with some 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

  2. Saxophone 3A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Ideal if you are at intermediate level, can read and improvise, and have some experience of performing. Repertoire will be pop, jazz and World music. Technical work on the instrument will be combined with solo playing, learning tunes, improvisation and musicianship training. 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

  3. Folk and pop guitar 3A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you're an experienced player, join these online sessions to 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 guitar.

    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

  4. British and Irish folk music

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop a knowledge and repertoire of the folk music of Britain and Ireland. This is an intermediate-level online course for any instruments: lectures, demonstration, ornamentation, and ensemble repertoire with your teacher in a group setting online. You should have one to two years' experience on your instrument and play at grade 2 to 3 standard.

    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: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. Big Band recording project

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    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

  6. Drumming: advanced

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Our advanced class is a great chance to practise all the essential popular grooves. Enhance and maintain your technique, reading and stamina. Sessions will be delivered online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00

  7. World music: Afro Cuban ensemble

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn about the wonderful repertoire, rhythms and harmony of this dynamic music. Suitable for all instrumentalists and percussionists, this online study workshop will help you to understand this exciting music. Learn how the instruments and rhythm section interact to create a dynamic and sophisticated sound. Experience some of the excitement of playing in a Latin band through online interaction with the tutor.

    Develop your music reading, improvising and rhythmic skills so that you can learn to play this music with confidence. Gain insight into how to solo over some Classic Cuban and Salsa styles.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. Drumming 1B

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    For graduates of a beginner course, and drum students with some experience. We will play and analyse classic grooves, and work to improve co-ordinated independence in application of rudiments to the kit. Sessions 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

  9. Jazz ensemble playing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you already play jazz and have substantial understanding of jazz harmony, come and develop your aural, harmonic and rhythmic sense through practical study of jazz standards, improvisation and transcribed solos. While we may not play as a group at this time, you will be set practical tasks and learn useful approaches to develop your playing.This class will meet every 4 weeks. 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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