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.
- Christmas Carols: a brief historyCourse start date: Thu 7 Dec 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Edward BreenDiscover the rich heritage of Christmas carols. Learn about traditional forms of the carol and the history behind selected examples from the medieval to twentieth century.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Great operas: Elektra, Hansel and GretelCourse start date: Fri 8 Dec 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneThis unlikely pairing of operas (one an Expressionist tragedy by Richard Strauss, one a charming fairy-tale by Englebert Humperdinck) were written by composers who were both strongly influenced by their great predecessor Wagner.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
- Vibrato: a short studyCourse start date: Thu 18 Jul 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Edward BreenWhat is vibrato and how is it used? Learn about the history of vocal vibrato and arguments surrounding its use.
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
- Music history book clubCourse start date: Fri 19 Jul 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Edward BreenThe 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
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