Musicianship Courses & Classes in London

Musicianship courses will support your instrumental or vocal studies with a focus on reading, writing and hearing music and musical patterns. For more details about musicianship and music theory courses please visit our blog: Musicianship and music theory at City lit which lists our full sequence of musicianship and music theory classes.
  1. 1
  2. 2
  1. Musicianship: solfa choir

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and join the solfa choir to develop your musicianship and improve your sight-singing. This is a ‘rehearsal choir’ for the purpose of enjoying singing in a group as well as developing musicianship skills. Tutor: Alan Murdock.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  2. Music theory: grade 8 revision

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short revision course for ABRSM Grade 8 music theory candidates. Be guided through exam-style questions to focus your preparation.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythm

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. Suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00

  4. Music theory: grade 7

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    Learn more complex elements of music: figured bass, melodic and harmonic decoration, writing for instrument or voice with given accompaniment, and score analysis of harmonic and phrase structure, style, performance and directions.

    NB: this course has a scheduled break 21st Oct and breaks for Christmas on 23 Dec returning on 13th January.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Music theory: grade 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of musical language by learning to read and write rhythm and melody in simple and compound time. Explore the concept of ledger lines, minor scales, intervals, and common key signatures, terms and signs.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Musicianship 2: ear training

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your aural awareness and improve your recognition and response to music in practice. We will sing intervals, scales and harmonies, and set routines for you to practise. Some music theory included.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00

  7. Musicianship 2: bass clef, scales and rhythm

    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you understand time signatures and major scales in C, F and G, join this course to learn about minor scales and the bass clef, and to develop rhythm writing and playing.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Songwriting: what makes a good tune

    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a memorable, satisfying tune? Through analysis of popular songs of the last century, examine how craft can serve inspiration. Enhance your compositional endeavours. A secure grasp of music theory is desirable for writing tasks, but alternative ways to compose on this course may be negotiated.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Musicianship 2: aural training with solfa B

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course focuses on sight-singing and aural perception to develop your general musicianship. Gain a deeper understanding of different tonalities, develop your ability to pick out notes in chords, write down melodies that you hear, and improve rhythmic accuracy. Based on the famous Kodály method. Leads to part C next term. Break week: 17 Feb.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Music theory: grade 4

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study more complex musical language including duplets, double-dotted rhythms, alto clef, double sharps/flats, the

    concept of enharmonic equivalence, and recognising and writing common triads. Learn the technical names for scale degrees, and standard ornaments and instruments.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Music theory: counterpoint 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies are combined to create a highly engaging musical texture. Through analysis and practical exercises, you'll learn to write effective counterpoint in a variety of stylistic contexts. Leads to part 3 next term. Break week: 17 Feb.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  12. Music theory: diploma topics 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the music theory topics equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree. The topics in this module are selected from the Trinity Associate (AMusTCL) syllabus. Prepare for this exam, or just develop your knowledge. This term: Prescribed works. Mid-term break: 17 Feb.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Music theory: grade 1

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic principles of musical language and notation: rhythmic values, time signatures, pitch on treble and bass clefs, simple major scales, intervals and key signatures, and the most common musical terms and signs.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  14. Musicianship 3: sight singing

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your sight singing and related aural skills by reading, writing, listening and singing together. Study scales, intervals, rhythm and pitch notation, part singing and harmony. You must be able to read music already, and sing in tune.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Musicianship 2: rhythm

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Supplement your instrumental or vocal study and improve your musical timekeeping. You will play in class, reading and writing rhythms, and work by ear.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  1. 1
  2. 2

Can't see a course you want?

Add this category to your waiting list to set up alerts and we will update you when new courses are released online.

Add to your waiting list