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 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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. Classes will be online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Blues guitar 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore blues guitar techniques on this practical online 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 will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Folk and pop guitar 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn about tuning your instrument, strumming and picking, simple chords for pop songs, scales and chord symbols on this starter course. Use an acoustic guitar.for these online sessions.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. City Lit a cappella

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    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. We aim to give a concert as soon as such can be arranged. Contact the Music Department to arrange an audition.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Flamenco guitar 1

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you are an intermediate-level guitar player, come and learn authentic flamenco guitar in traditional and modern styles. Explore the techniques of picado, pulgar, alzapua and rasgueo, with rhythms, chords and scales. Learn to play a variety of 'falsetas' in the rhythm of soleo and bulerias. Please use a nylon strung guitar for these online sessions..

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Blues harmonica

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn essential harmonica riffs and techniques on this lively and enjoyable course. Build musical skills and confidence in improvising blues music. Meet the music of the main innovators and trail blazers. Tutor: Jake Rodrigues [external website].

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Ukulele: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020
    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, learn to play songs.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Drumming 1A

    Drumming 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you are a beginner, join this online course to learn the practical skills you need to play drumkit in contemporary music, including stick technique, four-way coordination, listening and music reading. You will need a practice pad and sticks.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Saxophone 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. 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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. 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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Saxophone 4A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Folk and pop guitar 2A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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. This term is online. Improve your musicianship and expand your repertoire.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. 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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Drumming 2A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Play and analyse classic grooves. Work to improve your coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation. Ideal for players who have completed 2 or 3 drumming modules. Sessions online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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