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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. Singing 2A
    Course Date:  Fri 24 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue your singing training into a second year and explore your voice in this confidence-building online course. These classes will develop your singing voice and your musicianship through a selection of songs from various genres.

    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:
    100% of 100
  2. Advanced singing workshop
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Explore 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 £269.00 Senior fee £269.00 Concession £164.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.

    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
  6. Sing jazz 1
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve your singing technique, solo performance, and learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocol. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers. Sessions will be 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 £175.00 Concession £134.00
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  7. Piano workshop 3
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join this friendly workshop to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. Piano workshop 8
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. Break week: 26 Oct 2021.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  9. Sing rock, pop and soul 1
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Online classes for newcomers. Explore technique, repertoire and performance. Attention is given to rhythm and singing in harmony, and some improvisation. Work towards solo performance in funk, soul, blues, rock and indie styles.

    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
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    100% of 100
  10. Singing workshop
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    A lively 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.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £164.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  11. Piano repertoire
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you have a minimum playing standard of grade 8, come and explore the wealth of piano repertoire, concentrating on style and period. Broaden your interpretive skills and gain experience in performance practice. Break week: 27 October 2021.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £158.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  12. Character voice for animation, stage and screen
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Character voices aren’t just for cartoons. Learn the tools and techniques you need to create new and unique character voices or to accurately imitate a historical or contemporary voice for animation, stage and screen. This course will be online.

    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 £156.00
  13. Piano: advanced workshop
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 24 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class. Break week: 28 Oct 2021.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £158.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  14. Piano workshop 5
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  15. 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 workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with a focus on technique, tone production, pedalling and performance skills.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100

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