5 Male Idols Who Opened Online Classes: PENTAGON Jinho, WINNER Mino, More!
Amid the pandemic, K-pop idols including PENTAGON Jinho, WINNER Mino and more have turned into teachers after opening their respective online courses. So what are these courses for? Keep reading to find out!
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the number of remote lessons in schools has increased around the world. Amid academic-focused courses, lecturers have also opened more online courses for recreation and self-improvement to become productive despite the lockdown.
In 2021, idols are also diving into the world of becoming online teachers. Recently, AJUTV compiled five idols who opened online classes, catching the attention of K-pop fans.
1. PENTAGON Jinho
(Photo: Jinho (Instagram))
Among idols, PENTAGON Jinho is widely recognized for his fantastic voice. He has even been recognized as one of the best singing idols in the K-pop scene.
As fans became more interested in his talents, Jinho decided to open his online singing class for newbie idols. To make it accessible to a wider audience and to future students, its lectures will be available on July 29 via the “Class101” online platform.
Besides being the lead singer of PENTAGON, one of his credentials as a vocal teacher includes his experience working as a vocal trainer at a practical music academy.
After his debut, he also worked as a vocal coach for junior idols under CUBE Entertainment.
2. VIXX Ravi
(Photo: Ravi (Instagram))
Besides Jinho, another idol who held online classes through “Class101” is Ravi, a member of boy group VIXX.
VIXX Ravi opened classes in February 2021, focusing on lyric writing and composition. He also talked about the process of producing and establishing the labels.
Ravi collaborated with QANDA, an artificial intelligence study app to answer student questions.
At the moment, this class is not available.
3. JYJ Kim Jaejoong
(Photo: Jaejoong (Instagram))
Kim Jaejoong, a legendary idol who rose to popularity as a member of TVXQ and JYJ, also started sharing his 19-year-old experience opening classes.
He opened not only one but three conferences through the “Wonder Wall” platform. The first class was a K-pop music art class, where he used his acquired knowledge in his main job. In the first release of this class in January 2021, the idol teaches things related to producing and creating songs.
The other two classes focus on the art of the bar (cocktail) and wood crafts.
(Photo: Junsu (Instagram))
On the same platform, Jaejoong’s co-member Junsu also worked as an online teacher. He teaches students the art of musicals based on his experiences.
Some of the topics he discussed include his background working for projects, “Mozart”, “Elisabeth” and “Dracula”. During the course, he emphasized points on how to analyze content, expressions and the characters themselves.
5. WINNER Song Mino
(Photo: Mino (Instagram))
Finally, Song Mino, an active member of WINNER, is known for his excellence in rapping. As a result, he also launched an online course centered around music making.
The conference held in September 2021 explained how to write lyrics and broke down the music production process.
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Written byEunice Dawson