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.
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.
Find a course
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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- World music mix: rhythm driven tunes from Brazil, Cuba, Ghana and SenegalCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarha MooreCome to play tunes from several traditions and two continents, working with complex rhythms in related and contrasting ways. There is a musical narrative that begins in Africa, travels to the Caribbean and South America, then back to Africa, carrying musical styles and rhythmic patterns. We will explore samples of this rhythmic timeline.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
- Musicianship for singersCourse start date: Fri 13 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BeckmannImprove your understanding of theory and musicianship in relation to the singing. This course is for any singer who would like more understanding of the music they sing.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
- Piano: return to playingCourse start date: Fri 13 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary PrestonDid you once play the piano? Are you thinking of returning to playing? This short course, taught in a friendly and supportive environment, will help you refresh your dormant skills and re-kindle your passion for playing.
- Introduction to music productionCourse start date: Fri 27 Oct 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaCome and learn the basics of recording and editing so that you can turn your musical ideas into completed songs you can share!Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
- Afrocentric drummingCourse start date: Fri 3 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Paul ChiversExplore your enthusiasm for drumming with African rhythms and their variations. Enjoy improving your individual and group playing skills and learn how to apply a variety of percussive instruments to any musical style or setting.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
- Sampling, beat-making and synth programmingCourse start date: Fri 24 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaLearn to create your own more original tracks by recording and manipulating samples, beats and synth sounds to individualise your sound.
- Piano/keyboards 1BCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesA near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards 1A or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes.
- Piano/keyboards 3BCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerCan 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.
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.
- Singing 2Course start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hakan VramsmoContinue your singing journey and explore your voice in the second year of our training programme. These classes will further develop your singing voice and musicianship skills through a selection of technical exercises and songs from a variety of genres to suit all musical tastes. Break week on the 24th of October 2023.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00
- Piano/keyboards 3ACourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 2 standard. Improve your hand co-ordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Classical singing workshopCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Trevor AlexanderA lively workshop class for singers with a solid foundation in vocal technique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing. Break week 25th Oct 2023.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £195.00
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