Piano and keyboards

Learn the piano or keyboard on our courses for beginners and more advanced students. Explore blues or jazz piano with part-time, evening and weekend piano courses at London City Lit.

We offer a range of part-time piano classes at all levels, including daytime, evening and weekend courses. Come and learn how to play piano in an enjoyable, welcoming environment with expert tuition. Piano classes are available from complete beginners through to level 5 and above, with further keyboard tuition, including improvisation and the art of accompaniment.

Read our guide to choosing a piano class at City Lit.

To find out more about our piano courses, contact us on 020 7831 7831.

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  1. Jazz piano transcription

    Course Date: Sun 28 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A study and sharing group for experienced jazz players who are already performing. We will focus on famous jazz pianists, with in-depth listening and transcription of recorded examples. Includes some in-class demonstration and performance. Course dates: 28 October, 2 December, 20 January, 24 February, 24 March and 5 May.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Piano masterclass

    Course Date: Wed 5 Dec 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive masterclass for pianists at grade 8 standard and above, comprising two three-hour sessions. This insightful class will address issues of interpretation and style as well as dealing with technique.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  3. Piano/keyboards 1: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the final module of our second year piano programme. For pianists who can play tunes and chords in simple keys, play legato and staccato and read music. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. Become a more confident player as a result. For players at Grade 5 and above.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Piano/keyboards foundation: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the final module of our foundation year of piano classes. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards foundation: module 2’ or and have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Piano/keyboards 3: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can you play grade 2 standard pieces? Improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Piano: transition to workshop A

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing and music reading, and your confidence! Taught in the digital keyboard classroom with work on acoustic pianos.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Piano/keyboards 2: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can you play grade 1 standard pieces? Work on technique, fluency of reading and explore more complex rhythm patterns. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Piano/keyboards 1: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the second year of our piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique. Taught in the digital piano classroom with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Piano workshop 7

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 7 standard, join these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, with focus on technique, tone production, pedalling and performance skills.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  11. Piano workshop 3

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  12. Piano/keyboards foundation: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards foundation: module 1 or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Piano workshop 8

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. This course has a scheduled break week: 20th February.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Piano/keyboards 1: module 2 (early-bird)

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the second year of our piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique. Taught in the digital piano classroom with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  15. Piano/keyboards 2: module 2 (intensive)

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your first steps towards grade 2 repertoire. Work on technique, fluency of both reading and playing as well

    as exploring more complex rhythm patterns. Improve quickly in this more intensive 2-hour class. Taught in the digital

    piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

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