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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. Music history book club
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    The music history book club meets towards the end of each term to discuss novels and biography with musical themes and references relevant to the music history programme. This term’s book is The Jewels of Paradise: Donna Leon.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  2. Jazz piano: a history from blues to bebop and beyond
    Course start date:  Fri 2 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sara Dhillon
    Trace the development of jazz piano from its origins in New Orleans to later styles, including boogie woogie, stride,



    bebop, post bop and abstraction, and look at key influential pianists of the period.



    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 £83.00
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  3. Classical guitar 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kevin Cahill
    Enjoy learning the basics of playing guitar in the classical/Spanish style, and read notation, in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Please use a nylon strung guitar in these classes on Zoom.



    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 £199.00 Concession £139.00
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  4. Classical guitar 2A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    If you have studied playing and reading for Spanish classical guitar for at least a year, join this course to develop your technical skills as you learn repertoire of solo and ensemble guitar music.



    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 £199.00 Concession £139.00
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  5. Piano/keyboards 3A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    This fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of grade 2 standard with the goal of working towards grade 3. 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 £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  6. Piano/keyboards 3C
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    Work on grade 3 standard repertoire to improve your hand coordination, 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
  7. Piano/keyboards 4A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

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



    reading, and your confidence.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  8. 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
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  9. Classical guitar 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This 2nd term of study is for players who have 3 months experience of learning classical guitar and can play and read one octave from G to G.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
  10. Classical guitar 2B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    If you have 1 year of experience of playing and reading for classical guitar, come and develop your technical skills, improvisation and reading notation, as you learn a repertoire of solo and ensemble music. Live sessions as a class on zoom.



    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 £199.00 Concession £139.00
  11. Piano/keyboards 4C
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 5 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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  12. Topics in medieval music
    Course start date:  Fri 2 May 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    An introduction to Western music written during the middle ages. Beginning with the fall of the western Roman Empire in the 5th century and ending in the early 15th century, we'll explore music for church, banquet and dance. Break week: 30 May 2025.



    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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