Performing arts

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

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Piano/keyboards 1B
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Chryssa Kasma
    A near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards 1A or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
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  2. Piano: advanced workshop
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nikos Stavlas
    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 in this online course. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining (music@citylit.ac.uk). Break week: 19th February 2022.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £158.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  3. Saxophone 3B
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Continue with your 3rd year of saxophone study. We will play jazz, pop and world music repertoire, and work to improve your technical ability and confidence in playing.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  4. City Lit Big Band
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Henry
    An ensemble for proficient jazz players to maintain and improve your sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands and contemporary and original arrangements. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £339.00 Concession £207.00
  5. Jazz piano advanced
    Last Few Places, ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Della Rhodes
    Able jazz piano players will meet new challenges in this continuation course. Study standard and unusual repertoire, develop 'comping' strategies, improvisation, and explore jazz harmony. tutor : Della Rhodes.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
  6. Pop piano 2
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angele Veltmeijer
    If you are accustomed to the pop idiom, well versed in keyboard harmony and the interpretation of simple chord symbols, come and develop coordination, good timing, harmony, improvisation, playing by ear, and accompaniment skills. 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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
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  7. Folk and pop guitar 1B
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    Come and learn some songs! This second term of study will suit you if you have experience of tuning your guitar efficiently, know note names up to the fourth fret, and can play the essential folk chords shapes.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
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  8. Saxophone 2B
    Last Few Places, ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    For sax players with over a year of playing experience, who read music, this online practical course follows last term's 2a. Develop your sound, technique, reading and musicianship. Emphasis on popular music and jazz, including practice at improvisation.



    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 Concession £115.00
  9. Acting: improvers
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 16 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  10. Musicianship 2: rhythm
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 16 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mark Huggett
    Supplement your instrumental or singing activities by studying to improve your musical timekeeping. You will play and sing in these online classes, reading and writing rhythms, and work by ear.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £91.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. Acting: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 16 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cara Jennings
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  12. Introduction to acting
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    A fun one day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00
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  13. The holistic voice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Montague
    Your voice should be an extension of your character. This workshop offers accessible and empowering mind-body techniques to deepen your awareness and connection to your voice so that the message you give out is true to your intention.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00

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