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.
- Sing a song in different stylesCourse start date: Thu 13 Jul 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Colette MeuryExplore how to set a song in more than one musical style, song interpretation and solo performance. For singers who have completed courses in contemporary singing, or who have equivalent experience and
musical ability. Live sessions online.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
- Great artists: castratiCourse start date: Thu 20 Jul 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Edward BreenExplore the history of these famous singers and the music that was written for some of the most famous castrati of the 18th century.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
- Jazz piano tasterCourse start date: Thu 20 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Della RhodesMeet the jazz idiom as you explore time feels and harmonic progressions at your piano. For pianists at grade 5 and above, with some knowledge of chord structures (triads and 7ths), this online session will give food for thought and practice.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £19.00
- 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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