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. Advanced singing workshop
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Beckmann, Hakan Vramsmo
    Explore the rich repertoire of classical song and develop expressive and communicative skills. This lively workshop is for experienced classical singers (at least five years' tuition). Break week: 2nd May 2022.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £269.00 Concession £164.00
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  2. Piano: advanced workshop
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yekaterina Lebedeva
    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 in this online course. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining ( Break week 2nd of June 2022

    - Repertoire for this term: free choice.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £158.00
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  3. Violin and viola advanced: technique
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    This online course is for violin and viola students who want to focus on improving technique. Your tutor will guide you through technical work and pieces from the ABRSM Grade 7 syllabus plus a range of other repertoire and scales/arpeggios at the same standard. Suitable for students with at least five years' tuition/playing experience. Break week: 3 June 2022.

    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
  4. City Lit wind ensemble: advanced
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - 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. mid-term break: 17 May 2022.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £97.00

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