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.
- Great composers: Stephen SondheimCourse start date: Fri 14 Jul 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneWhat is it about Sondheim musicals that makes them so distinctive? Why do some lovers of other musicals dislike them? Let’s find out what he did, in music, lyrics and structure, that made his shows unique.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
- Piano/keyboards 3ACourse start date: Tue 2 May 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerThis 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.Full fee £179.00
- Piano/keyboards 2CCourse start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesMove beyond grade 1 piano repertoire and develop your technique and fluency. The repertoire in this module will encompass more complex rhythm patterns and scales from the grade 2 syllabus. Break weeks: 1 May, 8 May & 29 May 2023.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £179.00
- Piano workshop 6Course start date: Fri 28 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Ricardo GosalboIf you play piano at around grade 6 standard, join one of these online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, textural awareness, practice and performance skills. NB: no lesson May 12th.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £219.00
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