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MasterClass review: Is it worth paying for? (2019)

Are you looking for a MasterClass review that tells you if MasterClass is worth your money? If so, you’re in the right spot. The shorter answer is that MasterClass is great for those wanting to learn soft skills and is definitely worth your money. But, let’s explain why that is.

Chances are, if you’re someone interested in online education and learning, you’ve probably come across MasterClass lately. They’re a new online education start-up based out of San Francisco, founded by entrepreneur Aaron Rasmussen and film editor and director David Ragier in 2015. Since then they’ve grown rapidly, raising over $56 million and delivering online courses to millions of students already.

They’ve recently received a lot of interest. Therefore, I put together this comprehensive review of MasterClass that will tell you everything you need to know about this site.

As you’ll see, I’ve identified their core strengths as well as what I believe to be some of their weaknesses.

The key question I want to address in this review of MasterClass: Is it worth paying for?

There are referral links below, which means we may make a small commission if you decide to purchase MasterClass. This doesn’t increase the costs to you and helps support our journalism. It also didn’t stop us from sharing some of the problems with MasterClass below, as well as the benefits.

What is MasterClass?

MasterClass is one of the world’s leading online educational platforms.

EdTech is a big space right now, but there are a lot of other companies as well (more on that later).

So, what is MasterClass? It’s where you can learn soft skills and personal development skills rather than hard skills, like programming.

MasterClass offers a major selling point: you can have the privilege to learn from the world’s best and most prominent creators—people you normally would not have any access to. It’s one of the things that they boast about, but if you’re not taking the courses, how do you know if that’s true?

Well, let’s find out.

Who owns MasterClass?

MasterClass was started by David Rogier and Aaron Rasmussen and is funded by Silicon Valley and Hollywood investors. They use instructors that have a lot of professional experience in their fields and are celebrities.

Who are the MasterClass instructors?

This is what makes MasterClass incredibly unique. MasterClass instructors are professionals in their field, but they’re also well-known and well-recognized individuals, many times even celebrities.

It’s a pretty big deal, and Masterclass brings the world’s greatest practitioners to their student community. When I say “world’s greatest practitioners”, I mean exactly this. For example, here are popular Masterclass Instructors:

Sounds great, right? You easily recognized multiple people on this list, and it’s because MasterClass uses true celebrities that are professional and unique. It’s difficult to imagine so much talent being assembled in one place, with their knowledge and experience delivered in the form of online classes.

So, is it all too good to be true? No, it’s not. When you take an online course with MasterClass, you’re being taught by the very best. Not to mention, their courses are interesting and get you to listen.

But even though they use celebrities, is MasterClass right for you?

Hans Zimmer is one of the MasterClass instructors, teaching a course on film composing. Source: MasterClass

Who is MasterClass for?

MasterClass offers classes for writers, photographers, musicians, journalists, athletes, and much more. Or, it’s for people who are interested in those fields and want to get into them. They cover a wide range of subject areas, and their breadth is growing rapidly.

But who is MasterClass for?

After taking a number of classes, it’s clear to me that MasterClass is best suited for creative people looking for inspiration from the world’s most successful people.

In contrast, many other online education providers focus on providing you with practical skills, such as in the areas of business or digital marketing. Personally, I certainly would benefit from these skills and won’t find them on MasterClass.

What I will find instead is an incredible amount of premium quality video content inspiring me to think differently about the creative arts.

In short, MasterClass is designed for aspiring or established creative professionals:

  • Writers
  • Artists
  • Musicians
  • Photographers
  • Painters / Graphic Designers
  • Directors

Furthermore, MasterClass isn’t for those who thrive in pressurized classroom environments.

Instead, it is ideal for those who like a more hands-on approach to learning where you have the freedom to learn at your own pace.

What are MasterClass classes like?

A MasterClass class is a truly unique experience.

When you sign up for one, you’ll be taken to a very intuitive interface that shows you your first lesson. But here’s where it gets a little different.

Other online education providers will try to take you through a structured process of learning, showing you one lesson after the other. MasterClass is different. It seems purpose-built for more creative minds.

Let me show you what I encountered right after enrolling with the All-Access Pass.

When I enrolled, I selected three instructors to check out first (Neil Gaiman, Dan Brown and Margaret Atwood – yes, I’m interested in writing!). They show me my choice when I log in:

MasterClass reviews opening screen

Okay, this is pretty standard.

I then decided to begin with Margaret Atwood’s class on creative writing. Halfway through the introduction, I paused the video and saw this:

As you can see, I’m given the option of continuing to watch the introduction I started, skipping on to the next lesson or starting an entirely new class by Malcolm Gladwell (who I hadn’t even selected at the beginning).

For me, this demonstrates one of the real strengths of MasterClass.

It’s not so rigid, getting you to stick with a rigorous process of watching lessons in a certain order. Instead, you’re encouraged to jump around from one instructor to the other.

For example, after taking a few lessons I then navigated back to my home page and discovered the following screen:

On my day 1, they’ve welcomed me to a curated series of lessons based on a particular theme. Today’s theme is “Determination” and they’ve selected a number of lessons to watch.

This is further illustrated with their “playlists”.

When you scroll further down on the homepage, you’ll see that they have put together more playlists for me to explore. Below, I hovered my mouse over “Story: Idea to Ending” for you to get an indication of what I’m talking about.

They’ve packaged lessons from 5 instructors, in this case, James Patterson, Aaron Sorkin, Steve Martin, Judy Blume, and Malcolm Gladwell.

It then shows a video from each instructor between 1 and 5 minutes in length. I found it incredibly useful, helping me to understand how it really feels when you have an idea worth sharing, as opposed to something that is not so well formed.

In short, the All-Access Pass is perfectly suited to creativity and inspiration. It harnesses the brilliant talent and premium videos, making it modular. It’s brilliant for creative minds.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect when you take a MasterClass course:

  • High-quality video lessons from a “Master” teacher. The number of lessons averages on 24 per MasterClass course with each class providing 2-5 hours of premium video.
  • Course notes on each video containing key points.
  • Additional reading resources as well as a space to log down your own notes.
  • Membership to the MasterClass Community. You can join discussions, share work, and connect with your fellow students.

How much is MasterClass?

You know that you’re being taught by true experts. But how much do the MasterClass classes cost?

  • Each “class” costs $90, giving you 20-40 video-based lessons (about 3 to 14 minutes each—2-5 hours in total) with lectures from the particular “master” of the subject you’re learning about.
  • Or you can the All-Access pass, giving you unlimited access to every class for $180 per year.
  • There’s a 30-day refund policy with both options.

You get lifetime access to the classes with both options. This includes all of the video-based content and written descriptions of each module.

Some class members are reportedly lucky enough to receive online feedback from the instructor themselves, although it’s difficult to imagine this will always be possible as MasterClass grows.

I’ve been working in the online education space for a number of years now and can tell you that this is a very competitive price compared to other education providers.

MasterClass individual class vs. All-Access Pass

A number of people have reached out to me to ask my advice on whether to sign up for an individual pass or go straight for the All-Access Pass. While the MasterClass All Access cost may be intimidating to some, I think it’s worth it.

The best way to decide is to look through the instructors teaching at MasterClass, and see if there’s at least three you’d like to learn from. If that’s the case, it’s likely worthwhile going straight for the All-Access Pass.

However, if you’re particularly drawn to one particular instructor, then begin with their individual class. Sometimes, there is a MasterClass discount (like around holidays), but the prices pretty much stay the same the rest of the year. While they don’t offer a MasterClass student discount, I’ve found that your All-Access Pass is almost like a student discount.

Are MasterClass’s online classes worth your money?

The key question I want to address is the following:

Are their online classes worth your money?

This really depends on the kind of educational experience you are looking for.

If you like to learn independently, MasterClass may be the perfect option for you. Their classes are perfectly tailored for the kinds of people who enjoy learning at their own pace, often binge-watching multiple lessons at a time the way you may watch many episodes in a row on Netflix.

The quality of their videos is so high. You know the instructors have credibility. It makes it easy to sit back, relax and watch multiple videos in a row.

For me, I would happily spend a weekend diving deep into the minds of Malcolm Gladwell, Ron Howard, and Annie Leibovitz.

I think it’s important to note that technology provides us with a more powerful model of online learning. MasterClass doesn’t represent the pinnacle of what’s possible.

I would like to see online education evolve in the direction of bringing students closer together with incredible instructors. I think we can make learning more social and collaborative.

Having said this, I think it’s difficult to find a better value for money offering than what MasterClass offers. The videos are incredibly well-produced and the interface is designed for creative minds. It’s inspiring and educational.

If you’re new to learning online and want to quickly get started, they could be a great option for you.

 

 

What is the MasterClass community like?

MasterClass has created a community called The Hub. It’s where the community meet each other and interact around each class.

It’s basically a forum with topics, and each topic can be tagged with the instructor’s name. Here are the latest topics shared around Shonda Rhimes’ class:

The most recently talked about item is “Shonda Rhimes Top Ten Reasons for Success”. I clicked on it and discovered these statistics:

The conversation has been going on for 2 years now, with almost 100 people contributing.

Yet upon further exploration, it doesn’t seem like there’s a huge amount of interaction happening. Every day there are new topics and contributions, but it doesn’t look like much—considering tens of thousands of people are enrolled in MasterClass.

I think The Hub is best seen as a well-organized place to find extra resources related to each class. You can probably use it to meet people and interact around classes, but MasterClass is better designed for video consumption rather than collaborative learning.

If you’re looking for a more collaborative learning experience, I don’t think MasterClass will deliver this for you. That being said, there are forums on sites like Reddit, and there is even a thread called MasterClass review on Reddit where you can interact with others who have taken the courses.

What makes MasterClass online classes different?

I’m going to share what I believe to be the two core strengths of Masterclass. In the following section, I’ll explain how I think they can improve what they offer.

Pros of MasterClass: The quality of the instructors

The first differentiator of Masterclass is in the quality of their instructors. Every single teacher is quite simply world class.

This was always the goal of co-founder Rogier. He aimed to bring together “the best in the world to teach and share and make it a price point that is affordable.”

Dustin Hoffman teaches acting. James Patterson teaches writing. Aaron Sorkin teaches screens writing. Christina Aguilera teaches singing.

This is only scratching the tip of the iceberg.

They also have Usher teaching performance, Serena Williams teaching tennis and Steve Martin teaching comedy.

It’s hard to imagine how Rogier and Rasumssen managed to convince such talented and well-known people to join forces with MasterClass. According to Hollywod Reporter, they have likely done so by accepting a $100,000 advance for each course they deliver, along with 30 percent of the revenue their classes generate.

According to Rogier, the course instructors also “see this as a way to give back… If it was for the money, there are tons of other options.”

“Every single one of our masters worked their butts off,” continues Rogier. “They have worked for decades on their craft. They also have the same fears and insecurities that some of us do about becoming good. I think our students are actually really inspired by it.”

However they managed to get such an incredible cast of instructors on board, it’s clear that the quality of teachers is a significant differentiator of MasterClass.

Pros of MasterClass: The quality of the video classes

The quality of their video classes is incredibly captivating.

Hans Zimmer, in the midst of filming his course. Credit: MasterClass

MasterClass has gone all out to make sure the videos they create are of the highest quality possible. In fact, their aim is reportedly to bring the quality of Netflix to the $100 billion e-learning industry.

They’re delivering on this aim. Unfortunately, I’m not able to show you clips from inside MasterClass as that’s restricted to paying members.

But there’s a really effective way to get a feel for the quality. Check out the trailer below for Steve Martin’s class:

Now check out Ron Howard’s trailer for directing:

Truly breathtaking.

I can confirm that the lessons are all created at a similar level of quality.

Their videos are different from anything you’ll find from other online education providers. They are well scripted, shot in high definition and impeccably produced.

Cons of MasterClass

Now that we’ve covered what I think are the two key differentiators of the MasterClass online classes, let’s get to some of the key issues.

The key question I was asking myself as I was reviewing all of the material on offer from MasterClass was the following:

Cons of MasterClass: Are these really educational classes?

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Methods of education include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research.

For the MasterClass classes to be classed as education, I would want to see more interaction between the instructors and students.

Sharon Chatten, an acting coach who has worked with Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller, agrees:

“It’s like someone studying violin but not holding a violin — just looking at videos of how to play a violin. It’s silly to put on your resume that you’ve studied acting because you’ve taken this course. I think it’s valuable in the way that watching ‘Actors on Actors’ or Charlie Rose is. You’re expanding your mind, but I wouldn’t consider that taking an acting class.”

Stuart Rogers, who runs an L.A. acting school that has been home to Allison Janney and Octavia Spencer, has a similar perspective: “It’s not a master class, or a class of any kind,” he says. “It’s tips and anecdotal information — a very cool thing professionals have done to share stories about their art. But it’s not training.”

Cons of MasterClass: Lack of community

MasterClass is aware of this challenge and emphasizes the community aspect of their online learning. They have created a “Hub” where students can engage in discussions and ask questions about the classes.

I reviewed The Hub above, noting that there isn’t a huge amount of interaction between students for each class.

It is possible to interact with instructors. You can see an example of this below. However, this is likely an exception to the norm, especially given MasterClass’s recent growth.

James Patterson co-wrote a novel with his MasterClass student Kecia Bal after she took his online course. Photo by: MasterClass

The best MasterClass instructors

It was difficult to narrow it down to my three favorite instructors, as there are so many incredible people to choose from.

I decided to choose three instructors who I discovered while inside the All-Access part of MasterClass. Even with my extensive research, I was still surprised to come across each of them.

As difficult as it was, my first choice was easy.

1) Bob Woodward, Investigative journalist

I was surprised to discover Bob Woodward had given a MasterClass! He’s someone I’ve admired for a long time.

In 2005, I did a Master of Arts in International Relations and studied American foreign policy with a strong focus on the Iraq war of 2003.

Two of Woodward’s books, Plan of Attack (2004) and Bush at War (2002) were required reading. He provides detailed accounts of the Bush presidency and why they made the decisions they did.

His key matra was always to report on the facts, not opinion.

I think it’s more important now than ever to have journalists learning the trade from people like Bob Woodward. Here on Ideapod, we have a readership in the millions of people monthly and I want our writers (including me) to make sure we work in similar ways to Woodward.

One of the key lessons imparted by Woodward in this class is about the importance of changing course as you work on your story. You’ll learn more about the story as you delve deeper, and you need to have an open mind about which direction to take. You need to let the facts steer the direction, not your pre-conceived intentions.

Finally, it finishes with a brilliant rallying cry to journalists to continue fighting for the truth. Woodward isn’t the most charismatic of the instructors, but I think the message is more important than someone’s charisma.

To see the quality of Woodward in action, check out this recording of him speaking with President Donald Trump in 2018. It’s fascinating:

Check out Bob Woodward’s class here.

2) Judy Blume, Writer

Judy Blume’s class has been on MasterClass almost since the beginning. She’s a children’s author, well known for writing Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Blubber.

Her class follows the format of other classes: there are 24 lessons, access to the community via The Hub and a class workbook to download.

Here’s what it looks like to take Judy Blume’s class.

Blume focuses on helping you to discover the process of writing that works best for you. She does this by sharing many anecdotes about her own process, along with a number of case studies.

She also covers topics like how to handle rejection, find an editor and deal with censorship.

I particularly enjoyed Blume’s discussion of “how to get in touch with the child within”. It mirrors something I’ve written about the inner child.

I think Blume’s class is best suited for aspiring writers who feel the passion to write but haven’t figured out how to create the habits and routines required to be writing consistently every day. Personally, this is something I’ve learned a while back and I already have my own process in place. Blume’s class basically encouraged me that I’m on the right track.

Check out Judy Blume’s class here.

3) Malcolm Gladwell, Writer

I truly loved this class!

Malcolm is a great performer. He’s interesting to listen to, has great stories to share and also seems to have a real passion for helping you to get over your writer’s block and just start writing.

In the beginning, he’s honest about never having done something this before. He also says this class is a chance for him to reflect on his own career.

His key message is that writing is a calling. It has a higher purpose and is one way we can fulfill ourselves as human beings.

In a way, Gladwell’s class isn’t just about writing. It does have a focus on character arcs, structuring your writing and getting the process right. But it’s also packed full of inspiration. It’s humanizing,

To get a feel for it, check out the trailer below:

Check out Malcolm Gladwell’s class here. Or our full review here.

MasterClass review: Gordon Ramsay

Genefe Navilon reviewed Gordon Ramsay’s class on MasterClass, and what she wrote surprised me.

First of all, her initial reaction to Gordon Ramsay resonated with me. Here’s what she wrote:

“Like most of you, I did have my expectations of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. From the few sporadic episodes I watched of Hell’s Kitchen and Master Chef, I remember a blunt, ruthless, boisterous chef who seemed to like cursing as much as he liked cooking.”

I’ve also reacted abrasively to Ramsay.

Yet after taking all of the classes and even putting what she learned to the test with by cooking up a poached eggs and mushroom brioche, Genefe came to a different understanding of Ramsay:

“Chef Gordon Ramsay is truly an inspiration. Just hearing about his success story was more than enough for my money’s worth. But it really was his honesty and candidness that I liked watching.

“I am someone who is also passionate about my work. And more often than not, I find myself pushing and pushing to achieve a ‘reward’ in my head. As a result, I always chase for perfection and am not satisfied with anything less.

“But chef Gordon Ramsay imparted some wisdom in this MasterClass that truly resonated with me. And that is to find balance in your passion and work – how to never forget the reason why you do what you do. More importantly, not to forget that you love it.”

Therein lies something truly unique about MasterClass. Taking one of their classes is much more than learning skills from the world’s most successful people.

In Genefe’s case, she learned some essential skills in cooking. But the classes were also a chance to reflect on her pursuit of perfection and to find passion in her work.

This is what I love about MasterClass. It takes you inside the minds of the world’s most successful people in a way that helps you to grow as a person. It’s deeply humanizing and inspiring.

To find out more about Ramsay’s class, check it out here.

deadmau5 MasterClass review

There’s another fascinating instructor teaching on MasterClass. It’s Hans Zimmer aka deadmau5.

The Canadian electronic dance music producer and DJ is considered one of the most well-known music producers in the scene today. He’s now teaching a class on MasterClass. It’s another example of MasterClass recruiting the services of an enigmatic and unconventional teacher with fascinating insights to share.

Check out the trailer for his class:

We reviewed deadmau5’s full MasterClass here. Here’s our main takeaway:

“This MasterClass has a lot of personality. It’s snarky, funny, and one that I think, should not be taken too seriously. If you know deadmau5, then you know what you’re in for. Will you learn a lot You’ll learn a lot technically, for sure. You’ll learn how to develop your own chord structure. deadmau5 will teach you the basics of his approach to gain structure, EQing and limiting. The course covers a lot on music production.”

deadmau5’s MasterClass takes you deep inside his creative process. It’s consistent with the other classes reviewed here.

As I spend more time immersing myself taking the different classes on offer, a consistent theme is certainly emerging. MasterClass focuses on inspiration but delivers it in a practical way. The classes inspire you to get started doing something in life, whether that’s developing your passion as a writer, becoming a better cook or working on creating music that moves people.

Check out our review for more on deadmau5’s MasterClass. Here’s where you can find out more about his class on MasterClass.

MasterClass FAQs

It can be a little overwhelming when you log onto MasterClass and see all of this information with amazing classes and more. Here are some of the questions that I and others had when signing up for MasterClass:

How many classes can I take on MasterClass?

If you have the All-Access Pass, you can take any of the courses that you’d like. If you purchase one class, you can only take that one class.

Does MasterClass offer certificates?

Right now, MasterClass doesn’t offer any certificates of completion. While they do send you an email stating that you have completed the course, it won’t get you too far in a career or job.

Why is there an enrollment fee?

MasterClass has two membership options to enroll with: All-Access Pass or individually. They charge an enrollment fee for you to take these courses and continue offering high-quality classes.

How can I watch my course on MasterClass?

You can use your phone, tablet, computer, laptop, or even your TV to watch the MasterClass courses. Any device with internet can be used.

Why is MasterClass so expensive?

It’s not. We see this a lot, and when taken into perspective, it’s not much at all. Depending on where you live, it may be priced differently, but it’s currently just $180 per year in U.S. dollars.

Does MasterClass have hard skill classes?

Right now, MasterClass focuses on more of a creative, softer skillset. These include things like writing, art, music, cooking, and more. As time goes on, they may add more.

How long is a MasterClass course?

Each class is about an hour or two long. However, it’s broken up into five to ten minute blocks, so you can take breaks whenever you need. Plus, you can adjust the playback speed so the courses go quicker.

Does MasterClass work with Apple TV?

Yes, it does. You can use MasterClass with Apple TV with the MasterClass app.

How do I cancel MasterClass?

If you don’t want your membership, you can cancel MasterClass by going to your account settings. Remember that each pass has a 30-day refund policy as well, so there’s no risk in trying it out.

MasterClass vs other online platforms

Like I mentioned before, it often seems like there are a lot of online teaching platforms, and it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. I believe that MasterClass is worth it, but let’s look at how it holds up to its greatest competition.

MasterClass vs Udemy

Udemy is known for its many course offerings. However, this is more of a case of quantity versus quality. When compared to MasterClass, Udemy really doesn’t hold up at all. In fact, it’s completely different.

Udemy is easy to offer a course on. You don’t have to be a self-proclaimed expert or widely known one for that matter. Udemy is basically where you go to find a bargain course that may or may not help you.

But since their courses start out as cheap at $10, who can say no?

MasterClass is a whole different ball game. They offer high-end courses from people you know, love, and admire. They are the true experts in their field, and they have a lot of wisdom to share.

But beyond that, the quality of MasterClass is better. The videos, the course material, and even the website is higher end, better quality, and easier to work with.

MasterClass vs CreativeLive

As you can guess from the name, CreativeLive works with people who are creatives. Their courses are geared for those who may have their own business and want to blog about it and entrepreneurs who like motivation.

CreativeLive does have a lot of courses, and many of them are high quality and good courses to check out. That being said, they don’t have the same high-profile celebrities that MasterClass has.

While their courses may be good, they don’t use the experts like MasterClass does.

MasterClass vs Skillshare

Skillshare is a site that also offers educational videos and may be compared to MasterClass. The main difference between these two is that Skillshare offers more hard skills, like photography and web development, rather than personal development courses.

It really depends on what you’re looking for in an online platform. If you are hoping to work on yourself and expand your knowledge while becoming a better person, MasterClass is better. If you are needing actual hard knowledge about a topic that you work in, Skillshare may be the most beneficial.

Best MasterClass for writers

Are you like me and interested in writing? Lots of people are interested in MasterClass for writers, and for good reason. There are many writing instructors who are superheroes in the writing world. Here’s what I’ve found are the best MasterClass courses for writers:

James Patterson Teaches Writing

Everyone knows James Patterson is one of the most successful writers that is out there. That being said, he doesn’t just get lucky. He’s a master at his process. From outlining to editing, you’ll get everything that James Patterson does to come up with amazing best-sellers over and over again.

If you’re already a fan of James Patterson, this course is the perfect one for you. He’s funny, easy to listen to, and his wisdom transcends the course. It’s one you’ll be listening to for a long time, especially when you hit writers’ block.

Margaret Atwood Teaches Creative Writing

Do you love The Handmaid’s Tale? If so, you already love Margaret Atwood. She’s the creative behind the amazing show, which is based on her book, and she goes into everything you need to know about creative writing.

If you’re struggling with writing a novel, with character development, or anything else, check out Margaret’s uplifting MasterClass and get some inspiration and insight. She worked hard to get to where she is, and she really shines with research, plotting, and narrative.

Neil Gaiman Teaches the Art of Storytelling

He’s so fascinating to listen to, and with his many awards, it’s no wonder why they chose him to lead a MasterClass. He talks about writing short fiction, world building, and creating dialogue that sounds natural and flows.

Considering these are some of the toughest things that fiction writers struggle with, anyone who wants to write fiction needs to check out Neil’s MasterClass to learn all about the art of storytelling.

Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing

A brilliant mind that somehow knows how to break things down for us who struggle with complex topics, Malcolm Gladwell’s course is one to take note of. He goes over what he’s learned in his own career and how to apply it to a successful writing career of your own.

Perhaps the most interesting part of his whole course is that he talks about how reading is what makes you a great writer. If you aren’t a great reader, you can’t be a great writer, and I think that’s the most important thing you can grasp. He says it eloquently and in much more detail, but remember it.

Quick MasterClass Review

Let’s sum up everything we’ve gone over for a quick MasterClass Review in a nutshell:

  • MasterClass costs $180/year for an All-Access Pass or $90 per class
  • MasterClass teaches soft skills that are great for personal development
  • MasterClass has professionals teaching that are well known celebrities
  • MasterClass courses are extremely high quality and you get to learn from top people in their industry, which you would have no other way of learning from

Final answer: Is MasterClass worth the money? Yes, it is. If you want to develop a hobby, take a class to learn more about a topic, or become better in personal development, MasterClass is a great website to subscribe to.

Check out MasterClass here, and let me know in the comments below what you think! Also, here’s the link for the All-Access Pass.

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Written by Justin Brown

I'm Justin Brown, the founder of Ideapod. I've overseen the evolution of Ideapod from a social network for ideas into a publishing and education platform with millions of monthly readers and multiple products helping people to think critically, see issues clearly and engage with the world responsibility.

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