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. Transcribe jazz solos

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A study and sharing group for experienced jazz players with a good working knowledge of harmony and experience of improvising. We will focus on in-depth listening and transcription of recorded examples by well known jazz musicians. Online sessions will include demonstration and performance opportunities. Course dates: 25th October, 22nd November, 13th December. 17th January 2021, 14th February, 14th March.

    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. World music: Klezmer

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to play traditional Eastern European Jewish wedding tunes that have inspired so many musicians and listeners. We will play Bulgars, Horas and Freylekhs, with a little Yiddish thrown in. The tunes can be complex, so this course will suit intermediate and advanced instrumentalists.Learning will be in the aural tradition, though music will be provided. Sessions will be conducted online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Township jazz

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Online sessions in which you will explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Learn to play Township tunes and enjoy the opportunity to improvise. All instruments welcome, and please notify the music department in advance as to what instrument you will play.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Jazz guitar 2

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    If you have completed jazz guitar 1 and have learned to play introductory standard tunes, this 2nd term will develop your technical and musical skills in 'comping' and soloing. 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate

    New
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This is the 2nd term of this jazz musicianship course. Practise ear training, study jazz harmony, and learn challenging repertoire in live online sessions. For players with established jazz education at foundation level. New students may apply by writing 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

  6. Folk and pop guitar 1B

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and learn some songs! This second term of online study will suit you if you have experience of tuning your guitar, know note names up to the fourth fret, and can play basic folk chords shapes. Continues to 1c next term.

    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

  7. City Lit a cappella

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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

  8. Ukulele: advanced

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Ukulele: beginners

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and learn the chords, strumming techniques and tuning that will enable you to play the ukulele. Learn whole songs by the end of the course. 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advanced

    New
    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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

  11. Ukulele: intermediate

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Saxophone 1A

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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 to have your own instrument. You will learn to play and read music in live online classes. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music. tutor : Sarha Moore.

    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

  13. Folk and pop guitar 3B

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    If you're an experienced player, 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.

    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. Saxophone 1B

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    For players with 3-4 months study on saxophone. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music, including music reading 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Saxophone 2B

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    For sax players with over a year of playing experience, who read music, this online practical course follows last term's 2a. Develop your sound, technique, reading and musicianship. Emphasis on popular, jazz and world music, including practice at improvisation.

    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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