Music - Online - 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. World music mix: rhythm driven tunes from Brazil, Cuba, Ghana and Senegal
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Sep 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Come 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
  2. Musicianship for singers
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Oct 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Beckmann
    Improve 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
  3. Piano: return to playing
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Oct 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Preston
    Did 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.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
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  4. Introduction to music production
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Oct 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max La Villa
    Come 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
  5. Afrocentric drumming
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Nov 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Chivers
    Explore 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
  6. Sampling, beat-making and synth programming
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max La Villa
    Learn to create your own more original tracks by recording and manipulating samples, beats and synth sounds to individualise your sound.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00
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  7. Piano/keyboards 3B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  8. Singing 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Continue 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
  9. Piano/keyboards 3A
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    This 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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00
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  10. Classical singing workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trevor Alexander
    A 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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