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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.

Some 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.

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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. Classical singing: advanced workshop
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Explore the rich repertoire of classical song and develop expressive and communicative skills. This lively workshop is for experienced classical singers.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
  2. Sing soul and blues
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karen Lane
    Enjoy this exploration of classic soul tunes and blues vocal style and repertoire.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £153.00
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  3. Choral singing for pleasure
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this choral class will give you something to look forward to on a Monday. We sing many genres from musical theatre to pop plus more traditional pieces. This course is very popular, so booking early is essential. Break week 24th of Oct 2022.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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  4. Sing jazz 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karen Lane
    Learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocols. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers but ideal for singers who are new to the jazz idiom.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £153.00
  5. Beethoven: the symphonies
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    Explore Beethoven’s symphonic works. Beethoven in his career took the symphony from a Haydn-esque instrumental work into a humanity encompassing 90-minute extravaganza. This course charts that story. Break week: 25 Oct 2022.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  6. Music theory: counterpoint 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Selena Kay
    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies are combined to create a highly



    engaging musical texture. Over the year you will learn contrapuntal technique from Renaissance to Twentieth Century styles, through score analysis and practical exercises. The course is split into three terms, focusing on Renaissance style in term 1. Break week: 25 Oct 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 £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  7. Piano workshop 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chryssa Kasma
    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join this friendly workshop to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
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  8. World music: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Explore a range of musical traditions from around the world: Indian raga and Bollywood; Ghanaian and South African grooves; Ottoman makam and Klezmer; Samba and Salsa. Listen for characteristic features and learn about the cultural settings in which they are produced. break week: 25 October 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 £219.00 Concession £142.00
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  9. Wagner's Ring Cycle
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karen Betley
    ‘Numerous musical beauties reign in the [Ring des] Nibelungen with a magical power to which we willingly and thankfully yield ourselves capture’. So wrote the critic Hanslick after the first Bayreuth Festival in 1876. Come and join us as we uncover those ‘musical beauties’ within the Ring. Break week: 25 Oct 2022.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  10. Singing 2
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Continue 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 £219.00 Concession £153.00
  11. Classical singing workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trevor Alexander
    A 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
  12. The long 19th century I: Romantics, poets and virtuosos
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katy Hamilton
    Discover the roots of Romanticism and its musical pioneers, from Beethoven and Schubert to Meyerbeer and Paganini, as we explore the rich interaction of poetry, art and composition in the early 1800s. Break week: 26 Oct 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 £142.00
    Rating:
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  13. Topics in Renaissance music 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Patrick Allies
    Explore English renaissance music in the first part of our 3-term survey course. Break week: 27 Oct 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 £142.00
  14. Musical criticism: a history
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katy Hamilton
    The ultimate arbiter of musical excellence, or an over-powerful journalist delighting in artistic insults? We will



    investigate the motivations and the changing role of the music critic from the late 1700s to today. Break week: 27 Oct 2022.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  15. Singing workshop
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Siobhan Blake
    An online workshop class for singers with a solid foundation in vocal tecnhnique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing. Repertoire to be discussed with the tutor.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100

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