Music

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 theory, music tech, history, 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.

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

Expert tutors

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.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Flute advanced
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Elisabeth Hobbs
    This online course is for flautists with at least 5 years training, or Grade 6+ standard, to advance their solo and ensemble playing in a variety of musical styles. The advanced class is fast-paced, and you need to be able to sight-read and play fluently from bottom C to top A.



    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
  2. A short history of jazz: Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Albi Gravener
    Trace the development of this influential music from its origins in New Orleans through to its remarkable, rapid evolution today, learning about the different styles of each era and key musical figures.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
  3. Singing 2B
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ruth Beckmann
    The first year of our solo-singing programme online. Suitable for singers of all styles of music and taught by a classically trained teacher. Gain a fundamental grasp of healthy vocal technique and an understanding of the work involved to progress as a singer. Break week: 18th February 2022.



    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 £134.00
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  4. Singing workshop
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Ruth Beckmann
    A lively workshop class for singers of 5 years’ experience or more: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing. Repertoire suggestions to follow. Break week: 18th February 2022.



    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 £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £164.00
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    95% of 100
  5. Singing 3B
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Beckmann
    The second year of our classical singing programme: continue your focus on technique and explore suitable repertoire to support your vocal development. You must have completed 'Singing 2' or equivalent. Break week: 18th February 2022.



    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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
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    80% of 100
  6. World music mix: rhythm driven tunes from Brazil, Cuba, Ghana and Senegal
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    We will play tunes from several traditions and two continents, working with complex rhythms in related and contrasting ways. There is a musical narrative that begins in Africa, travels to the Caribbean and South America, then back to Africa, carrying musical styles and rhythmic patterns. We will explore samples of this rhythmic timeline.



    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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
  7. Music production with Logic
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max La Villa
    Logic 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.



    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
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  8. Chamber music: intermediate
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a variety of repertoire. For classical instrumentalists at grade 3-5 standard, with some sight-reading 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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
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  9. Piano/keyboards 1B
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Chryssa Kasma
    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 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
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    100% of 100
  10. Piano/keyboards 3B
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nikos Stavlas
    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 £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  11. Piano workshop 5
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

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



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Piano/keyboards 2A
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Elli Tsampa
    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.



    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:
    80% of 100
  13. Violin and viola advanced: technique
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    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 7 syllabus plus a range of other repertoire and scales/arpeggios at the same standard. Suitable for students with at least five years' tuition/playing experience.



    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
  14. Exploring classical music: module 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    Do 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. Break week 18 Feb 2022.



    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 £135.00 Concession £103.00
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