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:
For music courses email email@example.com. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
For drama, dance and speech courses email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sing jazz: advancedCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura ZakianFor jazz vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire in this further edition of our advanced class. Some repertoire (see below) and vocalese will be taught, and you will be invited to contribute and perform repertoire of your choice.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00
- Saxophone 4Course start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarha MooreIf you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills in this advanced workshop. The emphasis will be on playing pop and jazz, developing your musicianship, and improvisation.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
- Jazz woodshedding onlineCourse start date: Sun 1 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Della Rhodes, Angele VeltmeijerExplore, transpose and rehearse patterns of scales and chord tones relevant to improvising over jazz progressions. Ideal if you have completed 'Jazz harmony and ear training' and want to keep up your practice at home in a live group class.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
- Drumming: advancedCourse start date: Sun 24 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Mark HuggettOur advanced class is a great chance to practise all the essential popular grooves. Enhance and maintain your technique, reading and stamina. Sessions will be delivered online so you will use your own kit, acoustic or electronic.
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
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Sat 30 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cheslav SinghThis is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.
- Drama therapyCourse start date: Sat 4 Nov 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Dan SkiliInvestigate the role and function of Dramatherapy as a working model on this introductory course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will develop some of the essential skills and use a range of methods to engage with others. Fun and insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.
- Transcribe jazz solosCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tim RichardsA study and sharing group for experienced jazz players with a good working knowledge of harmony and experience of improvising. We will focus on in-depth listening and transcription of recorded examples by jazz musicians. Sessions will include demonstration and performance opportunities. Course dates: 15 October, 12 November, 3 December, 21 January, 18 February, 17 March 2023.Full fee £229.00
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