Four online courses to improve your skills this year
It’s not too late to make that New Year’s resolution a reality. Whether you want to write the musical you’ve wanted to write for years, improve your a capella arrangements, hone your vocal performance, or expand your dance repertoire, we’ve got a word for you: monthly.
Monthly offers 30-day online courses taught by recognizable names, like Milk Bar’s Charlie Puth and Christina Tosi. In the monthly classes, you get an intimate place at the forefront of the creative process of the world’s best creative minds as they create something – a song, a recipe, a musical – from scratch. Along the way, the program guides you to apply what you learn to create your own original work. You also connect with a creative community, learning and creating alongside 20 other creatives.
Monthly has 20 classes that register now through February 18, 2022 and offers all classes several times a year. Here are four courses we think the Broadway and Broadway community will love.
Spend a month in the songwriting room with the musical theater songwriting superstars behind Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and The greatest showman. Get an unprecedented look into the duo’s entire musical theater songwriting and storytelling process as they develop a musical from the ground up.
Along the way, you’ll craft your own musical, develop compelling characters, and write memorable songs that will drive your story forward – and stay stuck in the audience’s head. At the end of the course, you’ll have two original songs and a detailed outline of your musical, plus all the tools you’ll need to complete it.
Whether you’re an industry-experienced songwriter who wants a structured approach to mastering the craft or a new songwriter who wants to learn about Pasek & Paul’s unique creative process, this course is for you.
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Want to develop stunning vocal arrangements? There’s no one better to learn from than the brilliant minds (and voices) behind the most popular and famous a cappella global group: Pentatonix. The three-time Grammy-winning and multi-platinum band have opened up their studio to show you exactly how they transform hit songs into iconic vocal arrangements in their monthly 30-day course.
You’ll learn what they think about arranging songs – including developing surprising harmonies, creating bass lines and grooves, using vocals for percussion, dynamic transitions and more. Plus, you’ll learn performance gain tips and tricks, from managing the mic to achieving that perfect vocal mix.
You will end the class with two polished a cappella your own covers that you can share with the world.
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Improve your singing with Stevie Mackey, the vocal coach of NBC The voice for the first 8 seasons and trusted advisor to Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine, Coldplay and countless others.
Taking Stevie’s monthly class is like being trained by Stevie himself. You’ll learn all about how he coaches his clients, how to choose the best songs to showcase your voice, how best to prepare new songs to sing, and how to deliver powerful performances. You’ll end the course with a polished vocal recording of a song of your choice and the skills to keep improving.
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So you think you can dance? Or maybe you don’t, but you want to! Either way, dramatically improve your movements with this 30-day course from Kyle Hanagami.
Kyle is one of the most sought after choreographers in the industry. He has worked with world class clients like Jennifer Lopez, Blackpink and Nick Jonas, to name a few. And it gives an intimate and unprecedented look at his creative process in its 30-day course.
In this class, you will learn the basics of Kyle’s approach to choreography and dance while developing your own style of movement. You’ll complete the course with three polished dance performances and an arsenal of skills to continue growing as a dancer.
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Monthly is pioneering a new way for creatives to learn, create, and connect. The platform offers 30-day online learning experiences taught by best-in-class instructors with recognizable names, from Top 40 hitmaker Charlie Puth to Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi. Monthly stands out for its global, experiential and social approach to learning. Each course includes over 15 hours of on-demand video lessons that provide students with an intimate and immersive look at the creative process from start to finish from the world’s top creators as they create something original from scratch. . Along the way, students put what they learn into practice, completing and sharing real projects with a cohort of 20 classmates. Monthly offers 16 courses on a wide variety of creative topics, from vocal performance to creative engineering. Founded in 2019 with a mission to help anyone achieve creative fulfillment, Monthly has helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their craft or learn a new one.