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.

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  1. Sing folk
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to sing in the folk style and build a varied repertoire of folk songs. Explore folk singing and vocal technique in practical classes online.



    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 £159.00 Concession £121.00
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    100% of 100
  2. Piano/keyboards 1B
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 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
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    100% of 100
  3. Singing 1C
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue your training from Singing 1A and 1B on this progression course. Learn about healthy use of your voice and essential musicianship through a selection of songs in a variety of genres. 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 £219.00 Senior fee £219.00
  4. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

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

    This is the beginning of our piano programme: suitable for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.



    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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  5. Piano workshop 5
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

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

    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance 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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  6. Piano workshop 7
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If you play piano at around grade 7 standard, join one of these lively workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with a focus on technique, tone production, pedalling and performance 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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  7. Piano workshop 8
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance.



    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 £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £140.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  8. Piano/keyboards 3A
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This 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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £135.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  9. Sing jazz 3
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    For singers who have completed Sing jazz 2 and newcomers who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire in these live online sessions.



    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 £219.00 Concession £134.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  10. Cello 2A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If you have completed Cello level 1 or have had at least one year’s tuition (playing at around grade 1 standard), come and explore cello technique and repertoire, including ensemble music. Continues to Cello 2B next term.



    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 Concession £115.00
  11. Piano: advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class. Break week: 28 Oct 2021.



    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 £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £158.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  12. Piano/keyboards 5A
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

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

    For pianists with around four years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.



    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
  13. Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythm
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. This online course is suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read music.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  14. Piano/keyboards 1D
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is the second year of our beginners piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique.



    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 £159.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  15. Piano workshop 6
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If 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.



    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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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