Performing arts - Online - Keeley Street

Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London and Online

City Lit offers performing arts courses in the heart of Covent Garden in Central London during the evening, daytime and at weekends. Explore our range of subjects including acting(including accredited acting courses)danceradio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as pianosingingstrings and wind instruments to jazz and popmusic technologymusic theory and history

Our courses are labelled clearly for beginners or those with previous experience and you can speak to a specialist advisor to help you choose the right level. If you would you like some help or advice:

For music courses email music@citylit.ac.uk. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses email drama@citylit.ac.uk

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Sing with confidence
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    If 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 week 20th Feb 2023.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Violin and viola 1C
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Learn the basics of playing violin or viola in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least two terms. Break weeks: 1 May & 29 May 2023.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  3. Classical ballet: improvers
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    We will focus on developing ballet technique using barre, centre work and allegro exercises. Suitable for those who have completed at least one year of our beginner's ballet classes or equivalent and have a good grasp of the basic techniques and terminology.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  4. Piano/keyboards 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    A 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.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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  5. Keyboard harmony and improvisation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. You'll become a more confident player as a result. It is possible to join a later module if you have appropriate skills. For players at Grade 5 and above. 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 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
  6. Musicianship: aural training with solfa C
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Selena Kay
    This practical course focuses on sight-singing, putting the musical experience at the heart of learning. Gain a better understanding of musical concepts and develop your musicianship. Based on the famous Kodály method. break weeks: 1 May, 8th May & 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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  7. Modern jazz dance
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Bless Klepcharek
    Modern Jazz dance is fun. You will learn to develop many different movements reaching to a broad choice of styles. You will learn essential technique, improve dance and performance skills as well as your own confidence. This class is suitable if you are new to dance or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  8. The piano and modernism 1880-1930
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 15 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Karl Lutchmayer
    Explore the birth of Modernism through the prism of piano music from 1880-1930. Learn about different approaches taken by key composers and how they influenced, and were influenced by, other art forms: e.g. The Impressionists, The Vienna Secession, and The Futurist Movement. Scheduled break week: 29 May 2023.



    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 £110.00
  9. Piano/keyboards 2B
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    Can you play grade 1 standard pieces? Work on technique, fluency of reading and explore more complex rhythm patterns.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. Piano/keyboards 5B
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  11. Piano/keyboards 1C
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Jonathan Wilson
    This 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.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  12. Violin and viola 1B
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Learn the basics of playing violin or viola in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least a term. Break week 13 Feb 2023.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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