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. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Polly Hewett
    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 is an online course, please see below for details. Break week: 03 June 2022.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
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    97% of 100
  2. Sing music theatre workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Heather Longman
    Explore music theatre singing and grow your knowledge of the repertoire in a supportive group workshop. Suitable for singers and actors wanting to improve their singing technique. Be guided through the basics to find the right singing qualities for this repertoire.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £81.00
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  3. Piano/keyboards 5C
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

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



    reading, and your confidence. This course has a break week on 2 June 2022



    Course books for this term are Encore book 3 [external website] and A dozen a day book 4 [external website].
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00
  4. Piano/keyboards 1F
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jonathan Wilson
    This is the final term of our beginners piano programme. For pianists who can play tunes and chords in simple keys, play legato and staccato and read music. This course has a break week on 2 June 2022



    - please buy your own copy of: Piano adventures 3A Technique and Artistry [external website].



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £97.00
  5. Piano/keyboards 4C
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence. This course has a break week on 3 June 2022



    - please buy your own copies of: Piano Mix grades 3-4 [external website] and Pianoforte studies Grade 1 [external website].
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00

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