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), dance, radio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as piano, singing, strings and wind instruments to jazz and pop, music technology, music 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:
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- Keyboard harmony and performance workshopCourse start date: Mon 16 Jan 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.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Prepare for operaCourse start date: Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hakan VramsmoExplore classical operatic repertoire in this dynamic workshop with an experienced tutor and a professional accompanist. Learn which styles suit your particular voice-type. You must have at least four years' classical vocal tuition and be able to learn new repertoire quickly.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00
- Classical singing: advanced workshopCourse start date: Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hakan VramsmoExplore 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).Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £167.00
- Music theory: diploma topics 3Course start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Karl LutchmayerConsolidate your knowledge of music theory topics equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree. The topics in this module are selected from the Trinity Associate (AMusTCL) syllabus. Prepare for this exam, or just develop your knowledge. This term: Exam technique and preparation. Break weeks: 01, 08 and 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 £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
- Exploring opera 3Course start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pauline GreeneJoin us to explore the history of opera over three enjoyable terms. In this third term we’ll explore Verdi, Wagner and the early 20th century. Break weeks: 01, 06 & 29 May 2023 (Bank holidays).Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Choral singing for pleasureCourse start date: Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Richard Hartley WilsonWhether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this choral class will give you something to look forward to on a Monday. We sing many genres from musical theatre to pop plus more traditional pieces. This course is very popular, so booking early is essential. Break week: 20th February 2023.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Screen acting: advancedCourse start date: Mon 20 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary GrantThis is a practical and intensive screen acting course, designed for students to learn how to create characters and be at their best when working within difficult and pressurised circumstances. Ideal for those who have previously studied screen acting and are planning to make the leap into finding work. Also for those who have already broken into the industry but want to make sure they’re at their best when on set.Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00
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