Music - Keeley Street

Music Courses & Classes in London and Online

We offer a wide range of piano, singing and instrumental workshops from complete beginners to advanced standard, daytime, evening or weekend. We also offer music production, music theory, history, singing and choirs, orchestra and jazz ensembles.

Choosing your course

Based in the heart of Covent Garden, we have two Model D Steinway pianos, Yamaha acoustic pianos and two suites of digital pianos. Music students have access to practice rooms for the duration of their course and we use the latest versions of Sibelius, Logic and Max/MSP for our music technology courses.

Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Expert tutors

Our classes are taught by professional performers and practitioners, many of whom also teach at leading London universities and music conservatoires. We also offer advanced piano masterclasses with visiting performers and professors each year. Please refer to individual course outlines for individual staff biographies.

Studying at City Lit

City Lit students have a proud history of learning an instrument or singing from scratch as well as studying more advanced courses such as music theory exams, and preparing for advanced piano diplomas. Many of our jazz students form ensembles together and we frequently organise concerts and recitals in and around Central London.

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Browse our range of music courses in London and online below to choose your perfect option: both complete beginners and returning students are equally welcome at City Lit.

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  1. Piano/keyboards 5B
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    For pianists with around four years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  2. Keyboard harmony and performance workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ricardo Gosalbo
    A practical workshop integrating keyboard harmony with piano performance skills. Taught in-person on a grand piano, this workshop is aimed at classical pianists at any level with a music theory standard of grade 5+ and good sheet music reading skills. We shall deepen our understanding of musical works by studying the harmonic constructs that underpin them, tackle the technical challenges they present, and explore how harmonic analysis can inform our interpretative choices.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  3. Ukulele 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jake Rodrigues
    If you already play ukulele, perhaps you have followed uke 1 and 2, come and learn new songs and tricks, chord theory, picking and split strokes, and apply these to popular and vintage tunes. Enjoy learning in a group. Classes will include singing along!
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  4. Piano/keyboards 1C
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Jonathan Wilson
    This is the third term in our beginners piano programme. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards 1B’ or have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
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  5. Violin and viola 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Learn the basics of playing violin or viola in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least a term. Break week 13 Feb 2023.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
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  6. Choral singing for pleasure
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this choral class will give you something to look forward to on a Monday. We sing many genres from musical theatre to pop plus more traditional pieces. This course is very popular, so booking early is essential. Break week 24th of Oct 2022.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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  7. Choir at lunchtime
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    Come and spend your lunchtime singing a range of music, in interesting choral arrangements. It's good for the mind, body and spirit. Sing music from across all genres, have fun and leave with a spring in your step. There's no better pick-me-up at lunchtime! Break week 24th Oct 2022.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  8. Ukulele 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jake Rodrigues
    Learn the essentials of playing the ukulele in this introductory course. You’ll learn complete songs from the first week. Strumming patterns will be taught and applied to various songs. By the end of term you should be able to accompany your own singing or play along to recordings. Break week: 3 Nov 2022.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  9. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cerys Hogg
    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. Assessment for entry to this course can be arranged after you apply to music@citylit.ac.uk. Break week: 25 Oct 2022.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £251.00
  10. Classical guitar 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    This 2nd term of study is for players who have 3 months experience of learning classical guitar and can play and read one octave from G to G.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  11. Piano/keyboards 3B
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    Can you play grade 2 standard pieces? Improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence in this second term of level 3.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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    90% of 100
  12. Cello advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Una Birtchnell
    A group cello class for those who have been playing for at least four years, and are at least Grade 5 standard. You will explore solo and ensemble repertopire, play in all clefs and in positions including thumb position. This course is offered every term.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
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  13. Piano workshop 3
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chryssa Kasma
    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join this friendly workshop to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
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  14. Piano workshop 8
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chryssa Kasma
    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. Break week: 25 Oct 2022.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
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  15. Violin and viola 4B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    This course is for students who have been learning for three to four years and are fluent in 1st and 3rd positions (grade 3-4). Come and study higher positions, vibrato and a variety of bow techniques. This course continues with Violin and Viola 4C next term. Break week 14 Feb 2023.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00

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