Learn from the Legend! John Legend To Teach Songwriting Classes

Learn how to write songs from the Legend himself.

MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that John Legend will teach a class on songwriting. In his class, Legend will break down his songwriting process from start to finish, giving members a framework for finding their voice and writing with purpose. Legend will also give members a firsthand look into the creation of his song “Free,” which he first performed at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in April. The class is available now exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers get unlimited access to all 150+ instructors with an annual membership.


“John’s ability to craft songs that resonate in both intimate moments and timely movements makes him one of the most accomplished songwriters of the time,” said David Rogier, founder and CEO of MasterClass. “In his class, he brings members into his songwriting process, teaching them how to use their own experiences to write songs that have the ability to change the world.”

“Songs are core to who we are and are such an important part of humanity,” Legend said. “My class will give you the tools to find your voice, figure out who you are and establish yourself with longevity so you can make a real impact through music.”

In addition to the songwriting class, the University of Pennsylvania graduate will be releasing his eighth studio album, Legend, on September 9th. He has already teased his fans with released songs featuring Saweetie, J.I.D, and Muni Long. Other collaborations include, Rick Ross, Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign and more.

Throughout this year, the Grammy-award winning superstar has been rocking out at his “Love in Las Vegas” residency to the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.