The world-famous education platform, MasterClass, hosted its initial First Look event at the Whitney Museum of American Art. At the event, the company announced an impressive list of new instructors and offers such as Sessions by MasterClass and MasterClass at Work, along with new partnerships and integrations.
MasterClass also made sure to commit to disadvantaged communities by announcing plans to issue free memberships to at least 1 million people worldwide in 2022. To start this commitment, upcoming instructor Lewis Hamilton will partner up to become a MasterClass Ambassador and provide 200,000 yearly memberships to the underserved population in the UK.
David Rogier, founder and CEO of Masterclass, stated that these announcements will bring new opportunities for reaching a wider audience thanks to the new classes, instructors, and offers.
Furthermore, MasterClass presented the unique White House Series, whose classes will be taught by prominent U.S political figures including Bill and Hillary Clinton, George and Laura Bush, as well as Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice.
Other upcoming classes will be taught by famous personalities like Ringo Starr, Malala Yousafzai, Bill Nye, and even Mariah Carey.
One of the new product offers is Sessions by MasterClass, where members can learn useful skills from top instructors and get feedback from their peers. For now, the platform announced five sessions, led by famous instructors like Christina Aguilera.
Moreover, three new classes focusing on social change were introduced, with themes on black history, feminism, and empathy. What’s more, the company partnered with industry-leading companies like Microsoft for their MasterClass at Work offering, which offers classes on public speaking, negotiation, as well as meditation and stress reduction.
Lastly, MasterClass intends to launch new integrations and partnerships with T-Mobile, Optus, Apple SharePlay, and SiriusXM, to bring their classes to a wider audience.