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. Sonic Arts 2: interactive projects
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 1 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Sonic arts is the expression of creativity through sound. Bring or start your own interactive sound art projects which you will develop in this practical online course.

    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 £115.00
  2. Vocal recording: production techniques
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 6 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to make recordings of sung and/or spoken voices, then edit them, add effects, or mix with other tracks. Suitable for those with some previous experience in digital audio.

    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
  3. Music production with Logic: advanced
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 8 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    For those who would like to extend their use of Logic Pro to realise their recording and production skills. We'll cover comping, sidechaining, parallel compression, flextime and more to give you the ability to realise more professional recordings and get the most out of this exceptional music production software.

    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 £115.00
  4. Come and sing: Les Miserables
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 17 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and sing the songs from the hit West End show and major motion picture Les Miserables. Learn the music from scratch and perform songs from the world's most popular musical. All levels.

    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. Sing Broadway
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to perform your favourite songs from popular Broadway shows, from standard classics to modern musicals. Gain confidence in performing, and enjoy singing solo and in ensemble.

    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 £115.00
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  6. Violin and viola advanced: workshop
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    This online 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.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
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  7. Clarinet advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This online 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.

    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 £209.00 Concession £127.00
  8. Musicianship: aural training with solfa A
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    These online practical sessions will focus on sight-singing and aural perception to develop your general musicianship. Gain a deeper understanding of different tonalities, develop your ability to pick out notes in chords, write down melodies that you hear, and improve your rhythmic accuracy. Based on the famous Kodály method. Leads to part B next term. Break week: 25 Oct 2021.

    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 £135.00 Concession £103.00
  9. Violin and viola 5A
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    A course for those who have been playing for at least four years. You should play confidently in the first three positions and with some confidence in 4th position. You should be developing a good sound quality with the bow and be able to work with a variety of bowing techniques.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  10. Clarinet 4A
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This online course is for students who have a minimum of three years' experience (playing at around grade 4 standard). Come and work on both technical and solo work, and enjoy learning some ensemble repertoire. This course continues with Clarinet 4B next term.

    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 £115.00
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  11. Musicianship: aural training with solfa D
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    A continuation from year 1, this course develops students’ aural awareness, sight singing and transcription skills. break week: 25 October 2021.

    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 £135.00 Concession £103.00
  12. Folk and pop guitar 2A
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If you can play a wide range of chord shapes, in time, and can follow chord symbols, this second year of study will develop your ability to play the acoustic instrument. Improve your musicianship and expand your song repertoire.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
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  13. Jazz guitar 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    An introduction to the jazz style and repertoire, chord/scale vocabulary, jazz harmony, time feels, accompanying and improvisation. Ideal if you have established guitar technique and are new to jazz.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  14. String ensemble
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
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  15. Cello advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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 £115.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100

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