From Hans Zimmer's MasterClass


Listen to Hans' final words as he closes out his MasterClass and as you move forward in your career.

Topics include: Final Thoughts


Listen to Hans' final words as he closes out his MasterClass and as you move forward in your career.

Topics include: Final Thoughts

Hans Zimmer

Teaches Film Scoring

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I hope you never to this stage, because I hope somewhere, a few hours ago you went, forget about this guy chatting to me about how to do things. I am just going to go and do things because I can't sit in this chair anymore, I got to go and do some music. Because I think that's what it all comes down to. This crazy, burning desire to get up. You've just got to bed at 4:00 in the morning when you get an idea and you get up and you rush downstairs to the piano because you now have to go and play. And it doesn't matter that you are waking up the neighbors and the police is coming around. Here's what old guys like me know. The seconds of your life are ticking away and they're better spent doing it than listening to me. And I wish you were already writing away at something. This has been a life full of music full of adventure and great conversations. This is the other thing, you get great conversations with directors. The weird thing about directors is they actually, most of them, they can tell you things that you never imagined. They can tell it to you in a way that inspires. So always listen to your directors. Thank you and good night. [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING]

Tell a story with music

Hans Zimmer didn’t see a film until he was 12 years old. Since then, he’s scored over 150 films, including Inception, The Lion King, and The Dark Knight. In his MasterClass, the self-taught Academy Award-winner teaches how he creates sounds from nothing, composes compelling character themes, and scores a movie before ever seeing it. By the end, you’ll have everything you need to start film scoring.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I related to what Hans was saying in so many ways. I am beyond excited to finally be learning from the master himself after waiting half a lifetime!

This has been a fantastic learning experience. Thank you, Hans Zimmer and MasterClass, for making this course. It has left me inspired to create more music and to make it my career.

Absolutely awesome and inspiring. This is what it's all about and to have Hans, speak from his heart is a gift. His candid and genuine approach was wonderful. I took a lot of notes during this time and will be going back through the lessons. One of the best online classes I've taken. Thanks!

It was such a great and inspiring conversation...Thank you so much!


Yousef B.

Thank you hanszimmer for an inspiring Masterclass on film scoring. From the first Chapter to the last one, what you shared about your journey in composing was captivating and truly inspiring. There is a point that I relate to, which is to never let a budget limit our creativity. This came just in time to reassure me that I’m on the right track in my composing and arranging career.

Noah M.

I have fled to play my guitar many times during this class. You are a true inspiration to me Mr. Zimmer. Us musicians speak to human nature. That is why I believe we will always be needed and wanted after the highest sky rise is built. We are doctors who operate on the human soul.


Just ended up on last two classes after seeing a couple of early ones. Hans, thanks! Love what you said about great talents working hard and doing things secretly that they were advised not to do! So clever but strong too! This is a wonderfully told story.

Seth K.

Hans - if you read this, thank you. I hope to build on your legacy and inspire generations of the future. Y'all, here's to hard work and finding joy within; catch you on the flipside. - S.C. Kelley (Moses 1:39)

Scott G.

Please entertain me for a moment - and allow me to ramble. This class was nothing short of fantastic. For me, it was so good that I am somewhat sad that it has ended. Looking at the other classes available, I'm hopeful that one (or more) of them can continue this amount of excitement and passion for music. I know I'm just an old fart - but this touched my love for the craft and has inspired me to write more-so than ever. I'm so glad I took the time to watch this class. Great job with the production, and content. Hope to see more similar titles. Take care and I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Nora L.

Love the passion for film and music in this masterclass. My heart is pounding from excitement. Eternally grateful. I love the intrinsic nature of music scoring. Love film. Love music. And together a recipe for insanity. Thank you Hans Zimmer for your passion, knowledge, time and content.

George M.

Great class. I will probably never compose a movie score, but as storyteller (novelist and screenwriter) there's a lot to learn from Zimmer in regards to the craft of creating... finding those few notes (theme) that can be used again and again and through a variety of emotions (happiness, sadness, anger, hope, etc.) It would also help if I ever get lucky enough to be involved in a conversation about a film's score that I can possibly follow along and intelligently offer my opinion other than, "It sounds good."

Eric T.

What a wonderful masterclass! Really learned alot and helped me to take a step forward in composing in this particular genre of music. Thanks Hans for taking the time to make a wonderful masterclass! I hope one of these days I'll get to work with you!


I am so grateful for Hans Zimmer. I have loved and appreciated his work for many years, and am inspired by not only his genius, but his depth of experience. I get such creative ideas about other disciplines when I hear him share about his work, the personal cost of applied talent, passion, and shear hard work. Thank you many times over, Mr. Zimmer, for not only this MasterClass, but many great films telling great stories.

Lasse A.

I'd say that the masterclass is more like nerdy entertainment than schooling per se. Hans talks and have some very interesting points, but it stays on the surface most of the time without ever digging deeply into the craftsmanship or talking about workflow in specifics. I would hav appreciated to see the master at work - seeing more of what makes Hans the specific composer that he is.