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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.

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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  1. Piano/keyboards 5A
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    For pianists with around four years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  2. Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
  3. Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythm
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cerys Hogg
    Learn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. These practical and academic sessions are suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read yet. Break week: 29th October.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
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  4. Piano/keyboards 4B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andriana Minou
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £160.00
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  5. Exploring classical music: module 3
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Neil Luck
    Do you want to know more about Western classical music? Explore selected topics and key works in Romantic and modern music on this informative 10-week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. NB: Break week 31 Oct 2024.



    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 Concession £139.00
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  6. A history of piano music
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Maria Razumovskaya
    Trace the development of keyboard instruments and their repertoire from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the late works of Brahms. Explore the composers and makers who shaped the keyboard into one of the most versatile and popular instruments of all time, and learn about history, style, genre and function through guided listening and score reading. Break week: 31 October 2024.



    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 £174.00
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  7. Singing workshop (contemporary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Colette Meury
    This lively online course teaches technique and songs in popular music styles of folk, jazz, pop, rock, and musical theatre. Develop your vocal technique and musicianship in this group class, interract with the tutor and classmates, add new songs to your repertoire. New students with experience of solo singing and some formal training are welcome to come on board.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
  8. Singing 1 (contemporary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Colette Meury
    Start singing and explore your voice in this confidence-building course. These live group sessions online will teach you about healthy use of your singing voice and musicianship through a selection of songs in pop, rock and jazz styles. Attention is given to vocal technique and breathing technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  9. Piano/keyboards 4A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Frankel
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your piano technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £160.00
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  10. Music theory: grade 5
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    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. Break week: 01 Nov 2025.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  11. Exploring classical music: module 2
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    Do you want to know more about classical music history? Explore selected topics and key works in Baroque, Classical and early Romantic music on this highly informative 10-week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. Break week: 17 Feb 2025.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
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