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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
For drama, dance and speech courses email email@example.com
- Exploring classical music: module 4Course start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Edward HendersonThis course offers a (very) brief history of Western art music during the 20th century. Suitable for classical music enthusiasts as well as near beginners. Each week we will look at a key work of classical music from the twentieth century and use it as a jumping off point to discuss the important historical and aesthetic developments that affected composition in the modern era. NB: no break week term 2, 2024.
- The symphony: a short historyCourse start date: Tue 23 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Edward HendersonExplore the history and development of the symphony from JC Bach to Beethoven and into the twentieth century. Break week: 28 May 2024.
- Music notation: a brief historyCourse start date: Tue 23 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Edward BreenHow did our current system of Western staff notation develop and how have manuscripts, printed scores and software all contributed to its versatility? Suitable for those with only have basic notation-reading skills. Scheduled break week: 28 May 2024.
- The music of fin-de-siècle ViennaCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Karen BetleyVienna in the late 19th and early 20th centuries acted as a musical magnet, attracting to it composers as diverse as Mahler, Schoenberg and Richard Strauss. Join us as we explore the music of those who were living and working in Vienna at this time, and the ideas that influenced them. NB: This course has no scheduled break week.
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