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 winter school

    Course Date: Fri 11 Dec 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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 4B

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 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). Come and study higher positions, vibrato and a variety of bow techniques. This course continues from Violin and viola 4A last term and with Violin and Viola 4B next term.

    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 5B

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The second term of our level 5 online course, suitable for those who have been playing for around 4 years. You should demonstrate confidence in the first 3 positions and show some confidence in 4th position. You should be developing a good sound quality with the bow and be able to work with a variety of bowing techniques.

    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. Cello advanced workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    An online course 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Cello workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This online course is for players who 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

  6. Violin and viola 2B

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 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. Continues from Violin and viola 2A last term and with Violin and viola 2C next term.

    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

  7. Classical guitar 3B

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    For experienced classical guitarists. This online class will work on scales and arpeggios at grade 6 and 7, and fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin and popular music. 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

  8. Violin and viola advanced: workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This online course is for violin or viola players with at least four years’ experience. Enjoy working as a group with the tutor whilst learning classical repertoire, supported by technical studies.

    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: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Classical guitar 1B

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This 2nd term of study is for players who have 3 months experience of learning classical guitar and can play and read one octave from G to G. 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

  10. Classical guitar 2B

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    If you have at least a year's experience of playing and reading for classical guitar, come and develop a range of technical skills, improvisation and notation, as you learn a repertoire of solo and ensemble music.

    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. Flamenco guitar

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    If you are an intermediate-level guitar player, come and learn authentic flamenco guitar in traditional and modern styles. Explore the techniques of picado, pulgar, alzapua and rasgueo, with rhythms, chords and scales. Learn to play a variety of 'falsetas' in the rhythm of soleo and bulerias. Please play a nylon strung guitar.

    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

  12. Violin and viola 3B

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 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. This course continues from Violin and viola 3A last term and with 3C next term.

    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

  13. Violin and viola advanced: technique

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This online course is for violin and viola students who want to focus on improving technique. Your tutor will guide you through technical work and pieces from the ABRSM grade 6 syllabus plus a wide range of other repertoire and scales/arpeggios at the same standard. Suitable for students with around 5 or more years playing experience. Continues from ME143A last term and with ME143C next term.

    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

  14. Musicianship for string players

    Course Date: Tue 16 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your understanding of theory and musicianship in relation to your instrument. This course is for violin, viola and cello players who have been learning for two years or more.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Viola workshop

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 28 Mar 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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