Music Technology & Digital Audio Production Courses & Classes in London and Online

Music technology courses at City Lit are ideal for anyone who wants to make their musical ideas a reality, whatever your preferred style of music. Visit our Music technology courses: overview to see the full range at a glance.

For online courses you need all your own equipment, including software. For courses that take place at City Lit, we work on individual Mac computers, and all peripherals are provided. However, we recommend you have your own equipment at home so that you can continue to develop your music after your course has finished. Visit our Music technology: equipment advice page for detailed information, so that you can ensure you have everything you need before you enrol.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

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  1. Ableton Live

    Course Date: Tue 7 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Live is a revolutionary package that has taken the music world by storm. Performing with a laptop, songwriting or composing, Live’s intuitive and totally flexible interface puts the fun and experimentation back into music making.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Recording yourself at home: techniques and tips

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 8 Jul 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to record yourself using your home digital audio equipment. Suitable for those with some previous experience in digital audio.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Mixing and music production techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Ideal if you know the basics but want your music to sound more polished and professional. Tips and tricks for mixing, using compressors, limiters, EQ, reverb and other devices. Examples will be given in a variety of software on Mac computers, although the course is equally suitable for hardware users.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. GarageBand: create and edit your own music

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Apple’s GarageBand must be the easiest way to make music with a computer. The simple layout, instruments and sounds encourage you to explore and create music. It even helps you practise your instrumental playing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  5. Sibelius: music notation software

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Ideal for musicians and music teachers. Come and learn how to prepare and print high quality scores and other notation with Sibelius software. Good knowledge of conventional music notation and confident basic computer skills are required.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Mixing and music production: advanced

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Ideal if you know the basics but want your music to sound more polished and professional. Tips and tricks for mixing, using compressors, limiters, EQ, reverb and other devices. Examples will be given in a variety of software on Mac computers, although the course is equally suitable for PC users, and hardware users of other hardware.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Ableton Live: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 28 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Take your Ableton Live skills to the next level with this short course that will unlock powerful creative tools in Ableton Live 10.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. Sibelius notation software: tips and tricks

    Course Date: Fri 31 Jul 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    If you already know the basics of Sibelius, learn tips, tricks and shortcuts to navigate Sibelius with greater ease, and to take your score creation skills to the next level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Mixing and music production workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 Aug 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    An intensive workshop on the stages involved in achieving a professional sounding mix. Ideal for those with mixing experience who would like to identify existing weaknesses, improve their skills and learn new techniques.

    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. BBC radiophonic workshop techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 Aug 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore and exploit techniques typical of a late 1950s electroacoustic music studio such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Oscillators, filters, modulators, tape recorders and mixers will be studied via BERNA emulation software. However, you can apply the techniques in a range of music production programs.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Music production with Logic: level 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Logic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments.

    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. Music production with Logic: level 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: 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

  13. Sampling, beat-making and synth programming

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to create your own more original tracks by manipulating samples, beats and synth sounds to individualise your sound.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  14. Vocal recording: production techniques

    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: 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: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Creating drums and beats

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 26 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online


    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

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