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.
- Piano/keyboards 1CCourse start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon AtkinsThis 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. Break weeks: 1, 8, 29 May 2023.Full fee £179.00
- Sing with confidenceCourse start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Richard Hartley WilsonIf you are nervous of singing in public, scared to open your mouth or just want to know how your voice works, this course is for you. Classes are fun and cover a wide range of musical styles, so there is something for everyone. Break weeks 1st May 2023 8th May and 29th May 2023.Full fee £179.00
- Ukulele 1Course start date: Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jake RodriguesLearn the essentials of playing the ukulele in this introductory course. You’ll learn complete songs from the first week. Strumming patterns will be taught and applied to various songs. By the end of term you should be able to accompany your own singing or play along to recordings. Break week: 3 Nov 2022.Full fee £169.00
- Piano/keyboards 1ECourse start date: Sat 22 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jonathan WilsonThis 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. Break week: 6 May 2023 (coronation day).Full fee £179.00
- Classical singing: advanced workshopCourse start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hakan VramsmoExplore 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, 8 & 29 May 2023.Full fee £239.00
- Keyboard harmony and performance workshopCourse start date: Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ricardo GosalboA practical workshop integrating keyboard harmony with piano performance skills. Taught in-person on a grand piano, this workshop is aimed at classical pianists at any level with a music theory standard of grade 5+ and good sheet music reading skills. We shall deepen our understanding of musical works by studying the harmonic constructs that underpin them, tackle the technical challenges they present, and explore how harmonic analysis can inform our interpretative choices. ** Break weeks (no lesson) on bank holiday mondays: 1st, 8th & 29 May.Full fee £279.00
- Ukulele 3Course start date: Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jake RodriguesIf you already play ukulele, perhaps you have followed uke 1 and 2, come and learn new songs, chord theory, picking and split strokes, and apply these to popular and vintage tunes. Enjoy learning in a group. Classes will include singing along as you play!Full fee £169.00
- Piano/keyboards 1BCourse start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: 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. break weeks: 01, 08 & 29 May 2023 (bank holidays).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £179.00
- Music theory: grade 8Course start date: Mon 27 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Karl LutchmayerLearn more complex elements of music such as writing two-part counterpoint above a given harmony, writing for
keyboard in historical styles, writing melodies for instrument, and analysing a score (ornaments, harmonic structure,
phrase structure, style, performance directions, use of voices and instruments). Course schedule: 27 Feb - 27 Mar, 24 Apr, 15 - 22 May, 5 June - 17 July 2023.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £299.00
- Violin and viola 2CCourse start date: Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Robert PuzeyA course for those who have been playing violin/viola for about a year, know the D major scale finger pattern and basic music notation. Learn classical and jazzy music in a friendly class. Continues with Violin and viola 3A next term.Full fee £169.00
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