Piano/keyboards classes

Piano & Keyboards Courses & Lessons in London and Online

We offer over 20 piano keyboards lessons and workshops from complete beginners’ courses to advanced workshops. Classes run daytime, evening, or weekend.

To see our full sequence of piano classes listed in order from beginners upwards please visit our blog: Choosing a piano class at City Lit. Absolute beginners can start with our Piano/Keyboards 1A course.

Lessons in London & Online

We offer in-person and online piano keyboards courses allowing you to choose your preferred mode of learning. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

On our in-person, you’ll learn to play the piano/keyboards on digital pianos, one instrument per pianist. You’ll play together as well as separately and silently (with headphones) at various times in each lesson. Online courses are on Zoom. For either option, you will need your own piano or keyboard at home to practice between lessons.

Our piano lessons are live, interactive, and taught by professional performers and practitioners, many of whom also teach at leading London universities and music conservatoires. Please refer to individual course outlines for individual staff biographies.

Everyone is welcome on our piano/keywords courses. From complete beginners to experienced and returning students. if you need help choosing the right level just email us: music@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. Pop piano 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angele Veltmeijer
    If you have a good working knowledge of the keyboard (playing grade 4/5 standard), develop your playing towards popular and jazz styles in these live sessions on zoom. Learn to play rhythms, chord progressions and songs, and study the musicianship behind pop piano skills.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £132.00
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  2. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Oct 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Jonathan Wilson
    This is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
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    97% of 100
  3. Keyboard harmony and improvisation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. You'll become a more confident player as a result. For players at Grade 5 and above.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
  4. Keyboard harmony in context: part C
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ricardo Gosalbo
    A practical workshop combining keyboard harmony and pianistic technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 6. This advanced 6-module course is taught at the keyboard and takes a historical approach to harmony and technique. We discuss separate eras and their corresponding harmonic developments in each self-contained module, along with main points of evolution in pianistic technique.



    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 Concession £129.00
  5. Jazz piano 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Frankel
    Try more difficult tunes and conventions with more practice at voicing, 'comping' and improvising. You will need a working knowledge of jazz harmony in order to develop your playing on this course.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
  6. Jazz piano 4
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Frankel
    Able jazz piano players will meet new challenges in this continuation course. Study standard and unusual repertoire, develop 'comping' strategies, improvisation, and explore jazz harmony.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
  7. Keyboard harmony in context: part D
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ricardo Gosalbo
    A practical workshop combining keyboard harmony and pianistic technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 6. This advanced 6-module course is taught at the keyboard and takes a historical approach to harmony and technique. We discuss separate eras and their corresponding harmonic developments in each self-contained module, along with main points of evolution in pianistic technique.



    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 Concession £129.00
  8. Piano/keyboards 2B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andriana Minou
    Can you play grade 1 standard pieces? Work on technique, fluency of reading and explore more complex rhythm patterns.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
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  9. Piano/keyboards 1B
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Andriana Minou
    A near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards 1A or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
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  10. Piano/keyboards 1E
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    This is the second year of our beginners piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
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  11. Piano/keyboards 1C
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    This is the third term in our beginners piano programme. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards 1B’ or have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  12. Piano/keyboards 3A
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    This 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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  13. Piano/keyboards 1D
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    This is the second year of our beginners piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Piano/keyboards 1F
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    This is the final term of our beginners piano programme. For pianists who can play tunes and chords in simple keys, play legato and staccato and read music.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00
  15. Keyboard harmony in context: part B
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ricardo Gosalbo
    A practical workshop combining keyboard harmony and pianistic technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 6. This advanced 6-module course is taught at the keyboard and takes a historical approach to harmony and technique. We discuss separate eras and their corresponding harmonic developments in each self-contained module, along with main points of evolution in pianistic technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00

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