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. Jazz guitar 3
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    If you have played jazz styles and are familiar with the harmony found in standard tunes, this course will develop your technical and musical skills in 'comping' and soloing.

    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
  2. Folk and pop guitar 1C
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    For players who have learned a range of basic chords and can strum reliably, this 3rd term of study will teach you new technique and challenging songs. Live classes online.

    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
  3. City Lit a cappella
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    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 in zoomsingland for this term. 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 £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £91.00
  4. Ukulele: beginners
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Learn all of the basics of playing the ukulele in this live online course. You’ll learn complete songs from the first week. Different strumming patterns will be learnt and applied to various songs. By the end of term you should be able to accompany your own singing or play along to records.

    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
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  5. Ukulele: improvers
    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021

    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, and learn to play new songs. Live classes online.

    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
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  6. Ukulele: intermediate
    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    If you already play ukulele, come and learn new songs and tricks, chord theory, picking and split strokes, and apply these to standard tunes. Live online sessions, and may include singing along!

    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
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  7. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advanced
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021

    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 continue to operate online this term. This is musicianship training at a high level. New students may apply to music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange an online assessment.

    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
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  8. Saxophone 1C
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    For players with 6 to 9 months' experience of playing the saxophone (tenor or alto) equivalent to completing modules a and b of Saxophone 1. Live online classes in playing and relevant musicianship.

    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
  9. Saxophone 2C
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    For graduates of Sax 1B and newcomers with equivalent experience, who read music, and have experience of performing. Develop your sound, technique, reading and musicianship. Emphasis on popular, jazz and world music styles, including improvisation. Live classes online.

    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. Saxophone 4C
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Maintain and extend your playing skills in this 3rd term of our advanced course. Repertoire is mainly jazz, and we will also rehearse sax ensemble arrangements. 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 £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
  11. Folk and pop guitar 2C
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    If you can play basic chord shapes with good timing, and can follow chord symbols, this 2nd year of study will develop your ability to play the acoustic instrument. Improve your musicianship in these online sessions, and expand your repertoire.

    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
  12. Big Band recording project
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Big Band players may keep up your practice and contribute to recordings of arrangements in the repertoire we maintain. Class meetings and coaching will be live online.

    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
  13. Folk and pop guitar 3C
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    For experienced players, come and 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. Live classes online.

    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
  14. British and Irish folk music
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Develop your knowledge of and repertoire for the folk music of Britain and Ireland. This is online practical course for any instrument with lectures, demonstration, ornamentation, and ensemble repertoire with your teacher in a group setting. You should have at least 3 years' experience on your instrument.

    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. Drumming: intermediate
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    An intermediate level drum kit course for people with some drumming experience and access to acoustic or electronic drums. Consolidate your playing and revise musical topics and gain confidence in your technical and creative expression.

    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

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