Class is now in session for Mariah Carey, and best believe attendance will be packed full.
The five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter has been billed to teach an online class on how to go about using the voice and an instrument. The streaming-teaching platform, MasterClass, announced on Thursday that Carey will be allowing its subscribers into her Butterfly Lounge mobile studio – her “musical sanctuary” – to learn firsthand how the voice can be wielded to write and produce the melodies, lyrics and instrumentation of a song.
“I’ve never let cameras in when I am creating— not when I’m writing, and especially not when I’m singing,” said Carey in a statement. “But now I’m taking MasterClass members into my studio to show them how they can write and produce music using their voice and become anything they want to be as long as they create, re-create, reimagine and reinvent.”
Students of the online class will also happen to be the first to witness the process of how Carey created the 1997 hit “The Roof” featuring the Grammy-winning superstar, Brandy.
Signing up for the class will cost $180 for an annual membership, for unlimited access to all 150+ instructors. Launched in 2015, the MasterClass courses each come with about 20 video lessons, averaging about 10 minutes per lesson.