Music Courses & Classes in London and Online
We offer a wide range of piano, singing and instrumental workshops from complete beginners to advanced standard, daytime, evening or weekend. We also offer music production, music theory, history, singing and choirs, orchestra and jazz ensembles.
Choosing your course
Based in the heart of Covent Garden, we have two Model D Steinway pianos, Yamaha acoustic pianos and two suites of digital pianos. Music students have access to practice rooms for the duration of their course and we use the latest versions of Sibelius, Logic and Max/MSP for our music technology courses.
Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.
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.
Studying at City Lit
City Lit students have a proud history of learning an instrument or singing from scratch as well as studying more advanced courses such as music theory exams, and preparing for advanced piano diplomas. Many of our jazz students form ensembles together and we frequently organise concerts and recitals in and around Central London.
Find a course
Browse our range of music courses in London and online below to choose your perfect option: both complete beginners and returning students are equally welcome at City Lit.
- Singing for absolute beginnersCourse start date: Wed 5 Jul 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Heather LongmanStart your journey as a singer this summer with this short, enjoyable course. Take your first important steps towards a healthy vocal technique and confidence in your singing.Full fee £69.00
- Topics in Romantic musicCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Katy HamiltonThis course takes us on a whistle-stop tour of nineteenth-century music. We explore the ideas that came to define Romanticism for composers and performers, study a range of musical works, and consider the changing context of performance from c.1790 to c.1914. Break week: 30 Oct 2023.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Exploring classical music: module 1Course start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Karen BetleyDo you want to know more about classical music? Explore selected topics and key works in Medieval to (early) Baroque music on this highly informative 10 week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. Break week: 24 Oct 2023.Full fee £169.00
- Mozart and the piano concertoCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Karen BetleyIn Mozart’s hands the concerto was converted into a dramatic genre fit for the Classical age. Come along and explore this musical transformation! No previous musical knowledge necessary. This course has a scheduled break week on 24 Oct 2024.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Singing 1Course start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Trevor AlexanderStart singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building course. These classes will introduce you to healthy use of your singing voice and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres. Break weeks: 2 May & 30 May 2023.Full fee £199.00
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.Full fee £179.00
- Exploring classical music: module 3Course start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Neil LuckDo you want to know more about classical music history? Explore selected topics and key works in Romantic and modern music on this highly informative 10 week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. Please note this course has a mid-term break: 30 May 2023.Full fee £169.00
- Music production with LogicCourse start date: Thu 11 May 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaLogic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments.Full fee £199.00
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