Reba McEntire's Class on the Country Music Biz Will Soon Be in Session
A Reba McEntire class on the ins-and-outs of country music? For less than a hundred bones? The "Consider Me Gone" icon wants you to consider signing up for a new set of video tutorials through online education platform MasterClass, where over the course of 20 lessons she'll teach you all about "making great country music and navigating the business."
"Everything I know now, I wish I'd known when I got started in 1976," McEntire says in a trailer for the class, coming this winter and costing a mere $90. "Country music is about what people live, day to day. It's their life story, all written in a song.
MasterClass is billing this as McEntire's first-ever online class. Lessons will cover performance-related topics like vocal warm ups and on-stage techniques, plus behind-the-scenes nuggets of wisdom on the recording studio process and other career strategies. She'll take students along as she breaks down an unreleased song and creates a new version of her 1991 cover of Bobbie Gentry's "Fancy."
MasterClass describes itself as an "immersive online experience, which gives everyone the opportunity to learn from the world's best practitioners." Previous instructors include Christina Aguilera for singing, Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Spacey for acting, Aaron Sorkin and James Patterson for writing, and Werner Herzog for filmmaking. The program also offers tutorial videos from tennis ace Serena Williams.
Reba's class is now available for pre-order and will be available this winter.