String Instuments - Courses & Classes in London and Online

Learn the violin, viola, classical guitar or cello on one of our many courses. Choose from short tasters and year long courses: click here to read our short guide to choosing a string course.

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

  1. String Easter school

    String Easter school

    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn technique, repertoire and ensemble skills for all orchestral strings. Develop your confidence and make new string friends. For players at grade 3 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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  2. Violin and viola 4C

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This online course is for students who have been learning for three to four years and are fluent in 1st and 3rd positions (grade 3-4). Study higher positions, vibrato and a variety of bow techniques. Break weeks; 3 & 31 May 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Violin and viola 5C

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The thrid term of our level 5 course, suitable for those who have been playing for around 4 years. You should play confidently in the first 3 positions and be familiar with 4th position. You should be developing a good sound quality with the bow and be able to work with a variety of bowing techniques. break weeks: 3 & 31 May 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Violin and viola advanced: workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    For violin or viola players with at least five years’ experience on your instrument. Enjoy working as a group with the tutor whilst learning classical repertoire, supported by technical studies. break week: 1 June 2021.

    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

  5. Cello advanced workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    For students who have been playing for at least four years and are at around grade 5 standard. You will be encouraged to play in all clefs regularly and be comfortable in positions including thumb position. This course is offered every term.

    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: £115.00

  6. Cello workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    If you have at least two years' playing experience on the cello (playing at grade 3 standard), come and develop your technique and musical skills through playing ensemble and solo repertoire. This course is offered every term.

    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: £115.00

  7. Violin and viola 2C

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An online course for those who have been playing violin/viola for about a year, know the D major scale finger pattern and basic music notation. Learn classical and jazzy music in a friendly class. break week: 1 June 2021.

    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

  8. Classical guitar 3C

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    For experienced classical guitar players. Practise scales and arpeggios at grade 7 and 8, and fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin and popular music. Live classes online. tutor : Tony Rowden.

    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

  9. Classical guitar 1C

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue to learn classical style and guitar technique in this 3rd term of beginners' study. Improve your music reading and understanding of guitar tab. Live classes online learning new repertoire.

    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

  10. Classical guitar 2C

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    For players with 2 years experience of studying and reading for classical guitar. Develop a range of technical skills and expression as you learn a repertoire of solo and ensemble guitar repertoire. Live classes online.

    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. Violin and viola 3C

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This online course is for players who have been learning violin/viola for two to three years (playing at grade 2-3 standard), take the next step to learn vibrato, positions above 1st, and improved bow control. Break week: 28 May 2021.

    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

  12. Violin and viola advanced: technique

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    For violin or viola players with at least five years’ experience on your instrument. Enjoy working as a group with the tutor technique and applying it to repertoire. break week: 28 May 2021.

    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

  13. Viola workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focus on technique and musicianship especially for viola: on playing on the C string, reading alto clef fluently, left-hand work and more. For viola players, and violin players who wish to add an extra string to their bow!

    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

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