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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

Most of our courses are currently delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning . For face-to-face classes at the college, see our information about staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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

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  1. Clarinet advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021

    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
  2. Advanced singing workshop
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    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 £269.00 Senior fee £269.00 Concession £164.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  3. Keyboard harmony and technique: advanced
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    A practical workshop combining keyboard harmony and pianistic technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 6. This advanced 3-module course is taught at the keyboard and takes a historical approach to harmony and technique. We discuss separate eras and their corresponding harmonic developments in each self-contained module, along with main points of evolution in pianistic technique.

    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
  4. Sing soul and blues
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Enjoy this exploration of classic soul tunes and blues vocal style and repertoire. Meet the challenge of writing and singing your own blues. For experienced singers who are accustomed to group classes. Live sessions online.

    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 £134.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  5. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop your jazz musicianship, repertoire, playing and improvising. Practise ear training, study jazz harmony, learn challenging repertoire. For players with established jazz education at foundation level. Online assessment for entry to this course can be arranged after you apply to music@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £219.00
  6. Singing 5A
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    The fifth year of our classical singing programme online: continue to develop your technical and performance skills with more challenging repertoire to explore your understanding of your strengths as a singer. Break week 26th October 2021.



    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 £134.00
  7. Music theory: counterpoint 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies are combined to create a highly engaging musical texture. Through analysis and practical exercises, you'll learn to write effective counterpoint in a variety of stylistic contexts. Leads to part 2 next term. Break week: 26 Oct 2021.

    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 £134.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  8. Sing jazz: advanced
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    For vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Challenging repertoire and vocalese will be taught in these online sessions, and 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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
  9. Keyboard harmony and technique C
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    A practical workshop in keyboard harmony and technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 5. Taught at the keyboard, this module focuses on chord-progressions and voice leading. You will develop your practical dexterity through selected piano studies by Stephen Heller and Moritz Moszkowski. This is an online course, please see below for details.



    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
  10. Singing workshop
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    An online workshop class for singers of 5 years’ experience or more: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing. The tutor will provide a suggested repertoire list in class.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £164.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  11. Piano workshop 5
    Course Date:  Fri 17 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Piano workshop 7
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you play piano at around grade 7 standard, join one of these lively online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with a focus on technique, tone production, pedalling and performance skills.

    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
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  13. Sing jazz 3
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    For singers who have completed Sing jazz 2 and newcomers who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire in these 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 £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £134.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  14. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advanced
    Course Date:  Fri 17 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Focus on ear training and developing jazz improvisation, applying theoretical understanding to practical situations. We will learn and study jazz standards and unusual repertoire, and operate online for this autumn term. This is musicianship training at a high level. Online assessments for entry to this course can be arranged : apply to music@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £219.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  15. Music theory: grade 7
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn more complex elements of music: figured bass, melodic and harmonic decoration, writing for instrument or voice with given accompaniment, and score analysis of harmonic and phrase structure, style, performance and directions. NB: this course has scheduled breaks on both May bank holidays (3rd & 31st May 2021).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £182.00

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