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.
- Piano/keyboards 1CCourse start date: Sat 22 Apr 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon AtkinsThis is the third term in our beginners piano programme. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards 1B’ or have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship. break week: 6 May 2023 (coronation day).Full fee £179.00
- Piano/keyboards 1BCourse start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: 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. break weeks: 01, 08 & 29 May 2023 (bank holidays).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £179.00
- Exploring classical music: module 3Course start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Neil LuckDo you want to know more about classical music history? Explore selected topics and key works in Romantic and modern music on this highly informative 10 week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. Please note this course has a mid-term break: 30 May 2023.Full fee £169.00
- Piano workshop 6Course start date: Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ricardo GosalboIf you play piano at around grade 6 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, textural awareness, practice and performance skills.Full fee £239.00
- Operas in productionCourse start date: Thu 8 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneLooking at five of the operas coming up in the 2023-24 season, we will discuss their composition, context, controversies and style, and then hear the story of the opera through musical examples.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
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