Piano & Keyboards Courses & Lessons in London

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.

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

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  1. Piano/keyboards 1A (intensive)

    Course Date: Fri 31 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. You will be taught in our digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  2. Latin piano 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For graduates of Latin piano 1, or players with similar experience. Develop your playing, and tackle Cuban and Brazilian tunes with more complex harmonic content. We will play percussion as well as practising piano parts.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Keyboard skills: sight-reading

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your understanding of sight-reading using exercises at Grade 1 & 2 ABRSM standard. This course is for pianists who have been learning for around two years.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Keyboard harmony: minor chords

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your understanding of minor chords and their relationships to scales. Learn what we mean by a supertonic or submediant chord and how to play them in different ways.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  5. Piano: return to playing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Did you once play the piano? Are you thinking of returning to playing? This short course, taught in a friendly and supportive environment, will help you refresh your dormant skills and re-kindle your passion for playing.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Keyboard harmony and technique B

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop in keyboard harmony and technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 5. This module focuses on chord-progressions and voice leading. You will develop your practical dexterity through selected exercises from Burgmüller. Scheduled break week: 25 May (Bank Holiday).
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Piano/keyboards 1C (early bird)

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student. Break week: 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Piano/keyboards 4C

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music

    reading, and your confidence! Taught in the digital keyboard classroom with work on acoustic pianos.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. Piano/keyboards 2A

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This third year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 1 standard. Improve your technique, fluency of reading and playing, and exploring more complex rhythm patterns. Taught in the digital piano classroom. Break week: 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Piano/keyboards 3A

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Taught in the digital piano classroom. Break week: 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. 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. Break week: 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Piano/keyboards 1B

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 12 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student. Scheduled break week: 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Piano/keyboards 1C

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student. Scheduled break week: 25 May (bank holiday).
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Piano workshop 3

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Piano/keyboards 2C

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Move beyond grade 1 piano repertoire and develop your technique and fluency. The repertoire in this module will encompass more complex rhythm patterns and scales from the grade 2 syllabus. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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