Jazz & Popular Music Courses & Classes in London

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.
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  1. Folk and pop guitar 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (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 starter course. Please bring an acoustic guitar.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. City Lit Big Band 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have several years' playing experience, apply for our jazz Big Band. An excellent way to practise sight reading and ensemble playing. Includes rhythm section, trumpets, trombones and saxophones. Gigs will be arranged. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

  3. Folk and pop guitar 2A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    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 repertoire.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Drumming 3

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Play and analyse classic grooves and work to improve coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation. Ideal if you have completed Drumming 2 or have equivalent experience.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Saxophone 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 to bring your own instrument. You will learn to play and read music. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

  6. Saxophone 4A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 ensemble playing, jazz style and improvisation. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. City Lit Big Band 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands and contemporary and original arrangements. Gigs will be arranged. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

  8. Drumming: advanced

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have completed the intermediate drumming course, or you play at an equivalent level, our advanced class is a great chance to practise all the essential popular grooves. Enhance and maintain your technique, reading and stamina. Term dates: 22 Sep-8 Dec, 19 Jan-29 Mar.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00

  9. World music: Afro Cuban ensemble

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an intermediate player, this practical workshop is an opportunity to experience playing in a Latin band. Emphasis on reading charts and playing as an ensemble, improvising and developing rhythm skill. Please contact the Music department on 020 7492 2630 or music@citylit.ac.uk to seek approval to enrol so we can balance the instrumental ensemble. Piano places filled.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your jazz musicianship, repertoire, playing and improvising. Jazz harmony study and ear training, with ensemble practice and performance opportunities. Candidates need to have a working knowledge of jazz harmony and experience of playing in an ensemble. Please contact music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange to be assessed for this course. Audition date: Sat 7 Sep 2019.
    Full fee: £959.00
    Senior fee: £767.00
    Concession: £585.00

  11. Jazz harmony and ear training 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With guided listening to music forms, and singing, you will study time, form, root movement and harmonic progression, chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing sessions. For players with a working knowledge of basic harmony and instrumental proficiency beyond grade 5. Please contact music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange to be assessed for this course.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  12. Jazz harmony 2 and ensembles

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you already play jazz and can recognise intervals and diatonic seventh chords in sequence, come and develop your aural, harmonic and rhythmic sense through the study of jazz standards, improvisation and transcribed solos. Every session involves playing as an ensemble. Please contact music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange to be assessed for this course.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £304.00

  13. World music: play Samba

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an introduction to this joyous music style. Learn technique on the main instruments of the 'batteria' and the essential rhythms of the samba. Develop percussion arrangements including signals, breakdowns and breaks.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. World music: Township tunes

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Four sessions led by Paul Bartholomew during which you will explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Ensemble playing and opportunities to improvise. All instruments welcome, although rhythm section players should check vacancies with the Music department prior to enrolling. Piano places filled. Rhythm section places are limited : please contact the Music department prior to enrolling to check vacancies.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  15. Jazz repertoire

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy the challenge of playing familiar and new jazz repertoire in a mixed ensemble. For players with substantial experience of jazz ear training techniques and harmony study. Tunes will be announced two weeks ahead of the course.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

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