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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. Prepare for opera
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Explore classical operatic repertoire in this dynamic workshop with an experienced tutor and a professional accompanist. Learn which styles suit your particular voice-type. You must have at least four years' classical vocal tuition and be able to learn new repertoire quickly. Break weeks 1st and 29th of May 2023.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
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    89% of 100
  2. Violin and viola advanced: workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    This course is for violin or viola players with at least five years’ experience. Come and enjoy working as a group with the tutor whilst learning repertoire, supported by technical studies. Break weeks 1 May and 29 May 2023.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
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  3. Clarinet advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  George Sleightholme
    This course is for students who have a minimum of five years' experience on clarinet (playing at grade 6 standard or above), come and work on both technique and solo repertoire and enjoy some group playing. Offered every term. Break weeks 1 May & 29 May 2023.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
  4. Keyboard harmony and improvisation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. You'll become a more confident player as a result. It is possible to join a later module if you have appropriate skills. For players at Grade 5 and above.



    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 £123.00
  5. Classical singing: advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Apr 2023 (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 workshop is for experienced classical singers (at least five years' tuition). Break weeks: 1 & 29 May 2023.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
  6. 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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  7. Choir at lunchtime
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    Come and spend your lunchtime singing a range of music, in interesting choral arrangements. It's good for the mind, body and spirit. Sing music from across all genres, have fun and leave with a spring in your step. There's no better pick-me-up at lunchtime! Break week 24th Oct 2022.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  8. String ensemble
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Come and play string repertoire in a friendly group, and develop your confidence in ensemble playing. Suitable for those who have been playing violin, viola, cello or double bass for at least two years, playing at Grade 3 standard or above. Please click the 'start interview' button to apply. This is to make sure we have a balanced array of instruments for our ensemble. Break week 25 Oct 2022.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
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  9. Cello advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Una Birtchnell
    A group cello class for those who have been playing for at least four years, and are at least Grade 5 standard. You will explore solo and ensemble repertopire, play in all clefs and in positions including thumb position. This course is offered every term.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  10. Piano workshop 8
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chryssa Kasma
    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. Break week: 30 May 2023.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  11. City Lit wind ensemble: advanced
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karen Betley
    Explore the wonderful repertoire for mixed wind ensemble, developing your technical, musical and ensemble skills. You need to play an orchestral wind instrument at grade 5 standard or higher. Break week 30 May 2023.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  12. Classical singing workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Apr 2023 (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
  13. Piano workshop 5
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    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.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  14. Clarinet repertoire workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  George Sleightholme
    This course is for students who have a minimum of four years' experience on clarinet (playing at grade 5 standard or above), come and work on both technique and solo repertoire and enjoy some group playing. Offered every term.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  15. Recorder ensemble: advanced
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Wendland
    If you are already experienced in recorder ensemble playing, join this small, friendly group to look at developing consort playing skills in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles. Break week: 31 May 2023.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00

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