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 5B
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    For pianists with around four years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.



    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
  2. Piano/keyboards 1E
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
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  3. Piano/keyboards 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 8 other dates)

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

    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 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
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    100% of 100
  4. Piano/keyboards 3B
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Can you play grade 2 standard pieces? Improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence in this second term of level 3.



    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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  5. Piano workshop 8
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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.



    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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  6. Piano/keyboards 1D
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 5 other dates)

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

    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  7. Piano/keyboards 1C
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 5 other dates)

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

    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  8. Latin piano 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    A practical introduction to the dynamic role of the piano in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music. We will focus on rhythm, learning common montuno patterns, classic tunes, and improvisation. Learn to play Cuban Son, Mambo, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha, and Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova.



    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  9. Piano workshop 5
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

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

    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.



    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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  10. Piano workshop 7
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If you play piano at around grade 7 standard, join one of these lively workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with a focus on technique, tone production, pedalling and performance skills.



    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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. Piano/keyboards 3A
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 3 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 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
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  12. Jazz piano 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    If you have pop piano training or equivalent classical 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.



    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  13. Piano workshop 6
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If you play piano at around grade 6 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, textural awareness, practice and performance skills.



    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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Piano: advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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. Break week: 28 Oct 2021.



    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 £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £158.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  15. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 6 other dates)

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

    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 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 £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100

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