Mariah Carey teaches songwriting and production in new MasterClass online course

ByMike V. Cooper

Apr 14, 2022

Mariah Carey has launched a new MasterClass in which she teaches fans songwriting and production.

On Thursday, the 53-year-old music icon announced on Twitter that she had released the online series titled Mariah Carey: Teaching Voice as an Instrument.

“For the first time ever, I’m letting cameras in to witness my creative process,” she wrote in her Tweet, sharing a two-minute promo clip for the class.

The latest: Mariah Carey has launched a new MasterClass in which she teaches fans about songwriting and production

The Fantasy singer continued, “Now on MasterClass, I invite you to ‘The Butterfly Lounge,’ my musical sanctuary where I write new songs, reinvent classics, and collaborate with artists from different genres.”

In the video, Mariah donned various black ensembles with shimmering gold necklaces and a diamond butterfly ring.

The We Belong Together singer was seen sitting in an ornate gold chair as she discussed her motivation for teaching the class.

Teaching: On Thursday, the 53-year-old music icon announced on Twitter that she had released the online series titled Mariah Carey: Teaches the Voice as an Instrument

Teaching: On Thursday, the 53-year-old music icon announced on Twitter that she had released the online series titled Mariah Carey: Teaches the Voice as an Instrument

“Music has saved my life in so many ways,” she said.

“If I can do the same for other people, that’s it.”

Mariah, who debuted at the age of 18, explained that she didn’t realize she was producing in addition to singing and songwriting while working on her self-titled debut album.

“For the first time ever, I’m letting cameras in to witness my creative process,” she wrote in her Tweet, sharing a two-minute promo clip for the class.

“I love creating music and having melodies flow through me is an amazing feeling,” the New York native said.

“I just hear what I hear and sing it. At first, my first album, I didn’t know I was producing.

“Mind you, I was a teenager at the time. And I’m sitting there with grown men, saying, “Can you lift the ropes here?” “I just want to do a cappella time here and then we’ll bring the beat back.”‘

Revelation: Mariah, who made her debut at the age of 18, explained that she did not realize that she was actually producing in addition to singing and songwriting when working on her self-titled debut album

Revelation: Mariah, who made her debut at the age of 18, explained that she did not realize that she was actually producing in addition to singing and songwriting when working on her self-titled debut album

Her goal: Mariah shared that she strives to write and produce music that people can relate to and that evokes an emotional response

Her goal: Mariah shared that she strives to write and produce music that people can relate to and that evokes an emotional response

“It’s the production,” she added. “There’s power in there and nobody really wanted me to feel powerful.

The five-time Grammy Award winner continued, “We’re talking about the power of your voice.” There can be power in anything, from a whisper to a literally scream.

“Then there’s the power of self-expression and I want to do that because I feel in my heart.”

Mariah shared that she strives to write and produce music that people can relate to and that evokes an emotional response.

“As a singer, as a songwriter, I choose to be very, very specific and real about certain things,” she said.

The Course: According to Rolling Stone, the online series, which is available to stream now for subscribers, offers nine different video lessons

The Course: According to Rolling Stone, the online series, which is available to stream now for subscribers, offers nine different video lessons

“Keeping things general but always trying to reveal a specific emotion I was feeling in the hope that other people can relate to it.

“This stuff really matters to someone who listens to the lyrics.”

“I’m Mariah Carey and this is Masterclass,” she said at the end of the clip.

The video ended with a humorous moment as Mariah, who was sitting on her studio couch with one of her dogs, burst out laughing as the pup stared at her and whined.

“Please tell me you understand,” she told the videographer.

According to rolling stonethe online series, which is available to stream now for subscribers, features nine different video lessons.

Members can also download a guide that includes Mariah’s tips on writing, producing and sampling.

In the course, Mariah, who has a vocal range of five octaves, will teach people to use their voice not only for singing but also for songwriting, producing and instrumentation.

The course includes lessons such as ‘Caring for Your Voice’, ‘Writing with Samples’ and ‘Producing with Your Voice’.

Exciting: According to a press release obtained by Rolling Stone, Brandy, who makes an appearance in the promotional clip, will join the star in the studio as they work on the version

Exciting: According to a press release obtained by Rolling Stone, Brandy, who makes an appearance in the promotional clip, will join the star in the studio as they work on the “reimagined” version of Mariah’s 1997 hit The Roof, which will feature The Boy Is Hitmaker of Mine

On “Surviving in the Music Industry,” Mariah will share some of the challenges she’s faced over her long career and walk subscribers through how to navigate the business and maintain creative control over their music.

According to a press release obtained by Rolling Stone, Brandy, who makes an appearance in the promotional clip, will join the star in the studio as they work on the “reimagined” version of Mariah’s 1997 hit The Roof, which will feature featured hitmaker The Boy Is Mine.

Fans will also be able to see Mariah “in action as she leads Brandy on background vocals.”

“Mariah is simply a genius,” MasterClass founder and CEO David Rogier told Rolling Stone. Seen in 2020

“Mariah is simply a genius,” MasterClass founder and CEO David Rogier told Rolling Stone.

“She’s one of the greatest artists of all time. In her class, Mariah opens her studio for the very first time, teaching members how to use their voices throughout the music-making process, including in the studio. and while navigating the industry.

Mariah’s course is streaming now and plans are available from $16.99 per month.