Piano and keyboards

Piano & Keyboards Courses & Lessons in London and Online

We offer a wide range of piano and keyboards classes and workshops from complete beginners to advanced. 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. If you're an absolute beginner you can start with our Piano/Keyboards 1A course.

Based in the heart of Covent Garden, we have two Model D Steinway pianos, Yamaha acoustic pianos, and two suites of digital pianos. We also offer online courses via Zoom. For either option, you will need your own piano or keyboard at home to practice between lessons.

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.

City Lit students have a proud history of learning piano skills from scratch as well as studying more advanced courses and preparing for advanced piano diplomas. We also frequently organise concerts and recitals in and around Central London.

As you browse our range of piano courses please remember that both complete beginners and returning students are equally welcome at City Lit and if you need help choosing the right level just email us: music@citylit.ac.uk

 

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  1. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 13 Jun 2021 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is the beginning of our piano programme: suitable for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing. 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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £95.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  2. Piano: return to playing
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 4 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Did you once play the piano? Are you thinking of returning to playing? This short online course, taught in a friendly and supportive environment, will help you refresh your dormant skills and re-kindle your passion for playing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £66.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  3. How to practise piano: advanced
    Course Date:  Thu 8 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Practice time is precious but sometimes not used to the best advantage. These online sessions will provide guidelines to help you make the most out of your time. Please prepare two pieces of music: one that you know or are currently working on, and one you would like to start learning.

    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 £47.00 Concession £36.00
  4. Piano: technique levels 1-3
    Course Date:  Tue 13 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve your piano technique on this short, practical, online course. Learn exercises specifically tailored to unlock and improve your coordination and control at the piano.

    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 £79.00 Concession £60.00
  5. Piano: technique levels 4-6
    Course Date:  Tue 13 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve your piano technique on this short, practical, online course. Learn exercises specifically tailored to unlock and improve your coordination and control at the piano.

    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 £79.00 Concession £60.00
  6. Jazz piano: introduction
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 15 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    For competent pianists who read music well and have good coordination between hands. Meet jazz language and conventions, and begin to understand keyboard harmony for the idiom.

    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
  7. Piano technique: advanced
    Course Date:  Mon 26 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This short, online course gives you the chance to improve your technique through a focus on advanced pieces and is ideal for pianists of Grade 6 standard and above.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  8. Piano taster
    Course Date:  Tue 27 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    A fun introduction to the piano: learn the names of the notes and where they are, and how to play some simple tunes. Find out whether piano is for you!

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £18.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  9. How to practise piano: levels 1-3
    Course Date:  Mon 2 Aug 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Practice time is precious but sometimes not used to the best advantage. These online sessions will provide guidelines to help you make the most out of your time. Please bring two pieces of music: one that you know or are currently working on, and one you would like to start learning.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £30.00
  10. Piano repertoire intensive: fantasias
    Course Date:  Mon 2 Aug 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Boost your confidence, refresh your practice routine and explore new repertoire with this intensive summer school class. For pianists at Grade 5 standard and above. You must prepare repertoire from the selection listed below.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
  11. Piano/keyboards: exploring Grade 3 and 4 pieces
    Course Date:  Tue 3 Aug 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you thinking of taking an exam in grade 3 or 4 piano? Come and study some of the pieces on the current piano syllabuses (ABRSM) to help you start on your exam journey. This online course is an ideal way to boost your learning over the summer.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  12. Piano/keyboards: exploring Grade 1 and 2 pieces
    Course Date:  Tue 3 Aug 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Study pieces from the new ABRSM 2021 & 2022 Grade 1 and 2 piano syllabuses. Learn the required scales and try some aural tests. This online course is an ideal way to boost your learning over the summer.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  13. Pop piano taster
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 12 Aug 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Discover what is involved in learning to play popular piano: how to voice and invert chords, play chord progressions from symbols, and get in the groove. For pianists at grade 4/5 and above.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  14. Jazz piano 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If you have pop piano training or equivalent keyboard harmony skill, come and tackle the easier end of the jazz piano repertoire. The focus is on jazz harmony and voicing, interpretation of a lead sheet and good timing. You'll need to play piano at grade 5 or above.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  15. ABRSM Jazz piano
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This online interactive class will introduce you to the ABRSM syllabus for jazz piano grade 1. We will begin work on your selection of 3 pieces, and study scales and quick-study requirements.

    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

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