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.
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  1. Music theory: grade 3

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to read and write rhythm and melody in compound time, phrase structure and anacrusis (upbeat/pickup), transposing between clefs, major and minor keys up to four

    sharps/flats.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Song lyric writing for popular music

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create original, catchy and memorable lyrics from scratch. Learn how to generate lyrics from your everyday experiences. Look at structure, creating a hook and finding your unique writing style.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  3. Music theory: grade 5

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about irregular metre, tenor clef, major and minor keys to six flats/sharps, primary triads, cadences, and standard expression signs. Essential for anyone taking higher grade practical exams.

    NB: this course is taught in the piano/keyboards room (you will be seated on piano stools) but you do not need to be a pianist to take this course.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Music theory: grade 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    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

  5. Music theory: grade 8

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Learn more complex elements of music such as writing two-part counterpoint above a given harmony, writing for keyboard in historical styles, writing melodies for instrument, and analysing a score (ornaments, harmonic structure, phrase structure, style, performance directions, use of voices and instruments). NB: this course has scheduled breaks 30 Mar - 13 April (Easter) and 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00

  6. Music theory: scales and intervals revision

    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A refresher course for those who play their instrument to a grade 5 standard and who wish to learn or revise theoretical work on scales structures and intervals. Not suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Musicianship 2: aural training with solfa C

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course focuses on sight-singing, putting the musical experience at the heart of learning. Gain a better understanding of musical concepts and develop your musicianship. Based on the famous Kodály method. Break week 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Music theory: counterpoint 3

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 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. Break week 25 May (Bank Holiday).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Music theory: diploma topics 3

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolidate your knowledge of 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: Exam technique and preparation. Break week 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Musicianship 2: rhythm

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. This essential class will suit players and singers equally.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Music theory: grade 6

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to write four-part harmony, harmonise and write diatonic melodies, modulate, and analyse scores (harmony, melodic decoration, phrase structure, performance instructions, stylistic implications).
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Music theory: introduction to score reading and analysis

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Learn to navigate music scores and analyse basic structures. Learn to identify stylistic characteristics of music from different periods of music history, suitable for developing your understanding of music in its historical context, and to support the style identification elements of grade 5+ ABRSM exams.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Musicianship 2: ear training

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. Break week: 8 May (Bank holiday for 75th anniversary of VE Day).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Musicianship 2: bass clef, scales and rhythm

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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