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.
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- Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advancedCourse start date: Fri 12 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Della RhodesFocus on ear training and developing jazz improvisation, applying theoretical understanding to practical situations. In this 2nd term of the year we will continue to learn jazz standards and unusual repertoire. This is musicianship training at a high level. New applicants may apply to email@example.com to arrange an audition.
- Piano/keyboards 1BCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesA 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.
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cheslav SinghThis 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.
- Piano/keyboards 3BCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerCan 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.
- Piano/keyboards 1CCourse start date: Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 10 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis is the third term in our beginners piano programme. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards 1B’ or have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship.
- Singing 2Course start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hakan VramsmoContinue your singing journey and explore your voice in the second year of our training programme. These classes will further develop your singing voice and musicianship skills through a selection of technical exercises and songs from a variety of genres to suit all musical tastes.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £153.00
- Piano/keyboards 4BCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesFor pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music
reading, and your confidence.
- Piano/keyboards 3CCourse start date: Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andriana MinouWork on grade 3 standard repertoire to improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Piano/keyboards 3ACourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 2 standard. Improve your hand co-ordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Classical singing workshopCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Trevor AlexanderA lively workshop class for singers with a solid foundation in vocal technique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £181.00
- Piano workshop 6Course start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ricardo GosalboIf you play piano at around grade 6 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, textural awareness, practice and performance skills.
- Chamber music: intermediateCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerDiscover 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.
- The operatic tenorCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneHandsome, romantic, confident; getting the girl, or dying in the attempt: we explore the operatic Kings of the High Cs throughout history to encompass their thrilling vocal skills and rôles.
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
- Musicianship for singers 2Course start date: Fri 2 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BeckmannDevelop your understanding of theory and musicianship in relation to the singing. This course is for any singer who has basic knowledge of music theory and would like to improve the application of theory to their singing.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
- Piano: return to playingCourse start date: Fri 2 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary PrestonDid you once play the piano? Are you thinking of returning to playing? This short course, taught in a friendly and supportive environment, will help you refresh your dormant skills and re-kindle your passion for playing.
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