Piano & Keyboards Courses & Lessons in London and Online

It’s challenging to learn piano or keyboard skills for the first time as an adult. Our keyboard and piano courses for beginners offer the perfect introduction for adult learners in the London area. For more experienced students, we also have intermediate and advanced level piano lessons through to level 5 with further keyboard tuition, including improvisation and the art of accompaniment.

Our courses are all part-time, so you can choose lessons to suit your schedule whether that’s during the daytime or in the evening. Some courses run classes and lessons on weekends too. Simply use the filters on this page to find a course to suit you.

You’ll enjoy learning how to play piano in a supportive and welcoming environment with expert tuition.

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

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Latin piano: introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    For intermediate pianists (grade 4 ABRSM or above), these two sessions will introduce you to the dynamic role of the piano in Afro-Cuban music. We will focus on rhythm and improvisation, playing classic Cuban styles including son, mambo, and cha cha cha.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  2. Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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. It is possible to join a later module if you have appropriate skills. For players at Grade 5 and above. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    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: £121.00

  3. Piano/keyboards 1D

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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 is an online course, please see below for details.

    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: £121.00

  4. Piano/keyboards 2A

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This third year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 2 standard. Improve your technique, fluency of reading and playing, and exploring more complex rhythm patterns. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    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: £121.00

  5. Piano/keyboards 3A

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    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: £121.00

  6. Keyboard harmony and technique C

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A practical workshop in keyboard harmony and technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 5/6. This third module focuses on baroque figured bass. You will also study phrasing with exercises from various sources supplied by the tutor. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    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: £121.00

  7. Piano/keyboards 4A

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music

    reading, and your confidence! This is an online course, please see below for details.

    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: £121.00

  8. Piano workshop 3

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join one of our workshops to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Piano workshop 8

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of 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. Break week: 27 Oct 2020.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  10. Piano/keyboards 1B

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Piano/keyboards 1C

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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 is an online course, please see below for details.

    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: £121.00

  12. Piano repertoire

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    If you have a minimum playing standard of grade 8, come and explore the wealth of piano repertoire, concentrating on style and period. Broaden your interpretive skills and gain experience in performance practice. This is an online course, please see below for details. Break week: 28 October 2020.

    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: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Latin piano 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This practical online course for pianists (grade 4 ABRSM and above) introduces you to the dynamic role of the piano in Afro-Cuban and Salsa music. We will focus on harmonic development, rhythm, learning common montuno patterns, performance and improvisation, playing classic Cuban styles including Son, Mambo, Bolero, and Cha Cha Cha.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  14. Piano: advanced workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    If you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class This is an online course, please see below for details. Break week: 29 October 2020.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  15. Piano workshop 4

    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    If you play piano at around grade 4 standard, join one of our workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with a focus on technique, practice and performance skills.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

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