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 1Course start date: Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: Colette MeuryStart 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.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
- Sing rock and pop: beginnersCourse start date: Fri 28 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Heather LongmanStart 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 the pop and rock genre. Particular attention is given to pop and rock vocal technique.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
- Music theory: grade 1Course start date: Fri 12 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Edward HendersonLearn the basic principles of musical language and notation: rhythmic values, time signatures, pitch on treble and bass clefs, simple major scales, intervals and key signatures, and the most common musical terms and signs.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
- MGM musicalsCourse start date: Fri 9 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneBright, bold, happy and hummable – many of our favourite musicals on film were created by the Freed Unit at MGM in the 1940s and 50s. From The Wizard of Oz to Gigi, we take a whistle-stop tour of some fabulous films and artists.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- Great composers: Stephen SondheimCourse start date: Fri 14 Jul 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneWhat is it about Sondheim musicals that makes them so distinctive? Why do some lovers of other musicals dislike them? Let’s find out what he did, in music, lyrics and structure, that made his shows unique.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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