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. Listening to the 20th century: module 2

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Using Alex Ross’s The Rest is Noise as a guide this course investigates art music in the second half of the twentieth century. This module covers the music of the Cold War culture wars, American experimental music, Minimalism and the use of technology. Tutor: Edward Henderson [external website]

    Break week: 14th February.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Mixing and music production techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Ideal if you know the basics but want your music to sound more polished and professional. Tips and tricks for mixing, using compressors, limiters, EQ, reverb and other devices. Examples will be given in a variety of software on Mac computers, although the course is equally suitable for hardware users.

    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: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  3. Sing soul and blues

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Enjoy this exploration of classic soul tunes and blues vocal style and repertoire. Includes the challenge of writing and singing your own blues. For experienced singers who are accustomed to group classes. tutor : Karen Lane

    Accompanist : Chris Lee.

    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: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Singing workshop

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    An introduction to workshop style classes for singers of 4 years’ experience or more: employ your vocal

    technique in a more flexible and artistic way and develop your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Advanced singing workshop

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    A dynamic and invigorating online masterclass for experienced singers (at least five years' one-to-one lessons)

    where you can hone your performance skills ready for recital and stage.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Sing jazz: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Online practical sessions for vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, but you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.

    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: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Singing 3B

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    The second year of our classical singing programme online: continue your focus on technique and explore suitable

    repertoire to support your vocal development. You must have completed 'Singing 2' or equivalent.

    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: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Classical guitar 1B

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This 2nd term of study is for players who have 3 months experience of learning classical guitar and can play and read one octave from G to G. Live classes online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. Classical guitar 2B

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    If you have at least a year's experience of playing and reading for classical guitar, come and develop a range of technical skills, improvisation and notation, as you learn a repertoire of solo and ensemble music.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Clarinet 5

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This online course is for students who have a minimum of four years' experience (playing at around grade 4-5+ standard). Come and work on both technical and solo work, and enjoy some ensemble repertoire. This course runs every term.

    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

  11. Sing music theatre workshop

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This online course explores music theatre singing. Grow your knowledge of the repertoire. 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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Music theory: grade 5

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn about irregular metre, tenor clef, major and minor keys to six flats/sharps, primary triads, cadences, and

    standard expression signs. Essential for anyone taking higher grade practical exams. break week: 18th Feb 2021.

    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

  13. The saxophone story

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    How did a musical joke became arguably one of the most distinctive and expressive of all instruments? We will focus on this strand within the history of jazz but not exclusively. Tutor: Albi Gravener.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  14. The long 19th century II: Salons and symphonies

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    We continue our journey through the music of the 1800s with Chopin, Liszt, Berlioz, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Donizetti, and the world of performance in private homes and ever grander public spaces. Tutor: Dr Katy Hamilton [external website]

    This course has a scheduled break week: 12th February.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Musicianship 2: ear training

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Enhance your aural awareness and improve your recognition and response to music in practice. We will sing intervals, scales and harmonies, and set routines for you to practise. Some music theory included. Live online sessions.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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