This e-learning startup has created a series of courses taught by well-known celebrities

Tyler Lauletta

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When studying the arts, be it acting, writing, or music, it’s always helpful to seek out advice from successful people in that field.

The path to becoming a professional anything is usually a rocky one, and having some guidance from someone who made it can help keep you focused and grounded.

MasterClass is a startup hoping to help newcomers connect more directly with well-established members of a professional community. Founded in 2015, the company builds online courses taught by experts in the arts for students eager to learn the tricks of their trade.

The online-course maker has teamed up with career veterans, including Kevin Spacey and Gordon Ramsey, to give expert advice to students who are just starting out. Masterclass' courses include video lectures, a course book, and even direct instructor feedback in some cases, all in the service of helping you learn.

Below I highlighted five classes I think are worth a look, but you can also check out all MasterClass has to offer here.

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