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. Saxophone taster
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Wed 11 Aug 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Discover how a saxophone class works, and learn about embouchure, breathing, and fingering. Play your tenor or alto saxophone with guidance from an expert.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  2. Jazz guitar 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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.



    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
  3. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate
    ONLINE
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    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 after you 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 £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £219.00
  4. Folk and pop guitar 2A
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If you can play a wide 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 song repertoire.



    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
  5. Blues guitar
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Explore blues guitar techniques on this specialist 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 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 £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  6. City Lit a cappella
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 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 online for this term, working to record our repertoire. And we will pursue opportunities to meet in person.



    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
  7. Ukulele: improvers
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    For ukulele players who have completed a beginners' course or have learned a modest amount. Refine your technique, get a better understanding of fretboard navigation, and learn to play new songs.



    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
  8. Ukulele: beginners
    Course Date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn all of the basics of playing the ukulele in this introductory course. You’ll learn complete songs from the first week. 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 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
  9. Ukulele: intermediate
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Fri 17 Sep 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 popular and vintage tunes. Classes 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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advanced
    ONLINE
    Course Date:  Fri 17 Sep 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 operate online for this autumn term. This is musicianship training at a high level. Online assessments for entry to this course can be arranged : 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 £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £219.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. Saxophone 3A
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Ideal if you are at intermediate level, can read and improvise, and have some experience of performing. Our 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. Live sessions 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
  12. Folk and pop guitar 1A
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    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 starter course. Use any acoustic guitar for this introductory 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
  13. Saxophone 2A
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    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 opportunity to improvise.



    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. Folk and pop guitar 3A
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you're an experienced player, join this online course 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
  15. Big Band recording project
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00

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