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Arts & Entertainment



Lesson time 03:09 min

Meet your instructor, Usher Raymond IV. In this chapter, Usher shares what you'll take away from his MasterClass, and why he's excited for you to start your journey.

Teaches The Art of Performance
In his first ever online class, Usher teaches you his personal techniques to captivate audiences across 16 video lessons.


Nine times out of ten, anything that is an overnight success will not last forever. No one starts off completely successful. You have to go through building who you are if you want it to sustain forever. You could be a sensation today, and then five years from now, no one remembers what you really offered. Did you offer anything that was valuable? Did you do anything that was truly impactful that would inspire someone else? So I'm offering you this so you can get there, the right way. [MUSIC PLAYING] What I'm doing is inciting, igniting the light that is inside of you through my own experiences. If this were just a day class, you'd only understand one level of it. What I'm giving you is the depth of what it is to be an entertainer, the depths of what it is to put yourself through the practice of being the greatest, being your greatest, being the best, and having the tools that you need to go as far as you choose in life. Not just as an entertainer, but as a person. I feel like every bit of what I've learned I want to share with you, because I want you to understand the idea and the sacrifice that went into entertainment. It's perceived as something easy, that it comes overnight, that entertainment is something that anybody could obtain. That's not true. That's not entertainment. That may be overnight success. That may matter for the moment. But what I want to offer you is something that lasts forever, something that I learned, that was taught to me, that I feel like is my duty to offer to you. How you use it is up to you. What you do with it is ultimately up to you. But you can't say that you don't understand the idea of integrity, the idea of what it is to work hard to be your best. This is my MasterClass. Are you ready?

About the Instructor

Usher, winner of 8 Grammy Awards, reveals the technical skills, career lessons and breakthrough advice that he has used to captivate audiences for over 25 years. For the first time ever, learn how Usher approaches performance and wins over audiences from the studio to the stage. There has never been a class like this before.


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

All about being committed and pushing through. Gracias! x

If anyone deserves appreciation for the brilliant performance at the tournament, it’s you, coach!

The tips Usher gives for performance and stage fright are amazing!

Very true ! Very real ! Great class ! Thank YOU !!!


Evgenia S.

Yes! I'm ready! :) It would to be very helpful to have english subtitles. Thanks!

周育騰 C.

To Master Class: Is it possible to have Usher’s class adding subtitles? Thank you!

Jontelle T.

Hey. My name is Jontelle and I just started Usher's class today. I believe that we grow in community and would love to work with, help and/or share ideas with anyone who's down. Let me know!

Hortencia C.

Funny thing. I bought and rushed through this course 3 years ago. I feel like a whole new person looking at it with a deeper sense of Gratitude, mission, and appreciation. Thank you for the opportunity. My everyone get exactly what you need in perfect timing. You can do anything you set your mind to.

Meg N.

Off to a good start. I'm not aiming to become "a pop star", but I would like to learn what I can do to be comfortable "in public". As it is, most of the time, my body language reflects my screamy unease and wish to be elsewhere all too often. I remember one labor union rally where they wanted someone to warm up the crowd, and they put me on stage before about 800 people. I did it, but it scared me and I've spent years running from it. Being successful, being seen and moving people to the point of action is SCARY.

Kathy T.

I started taking this class at the beginning of my ballroom dance journey and now, I am excited to go through it again now that I am at a different place! My dance goals have changed and now that I've started performing, I realize that I need to step up my game! Thank you for putting this course together.

Jeffrey A.

Wow. Perfect introduction. He's communicating the underlying (high) values. He is saying he is there to draw on himself and ignite something positive in other people. He is giving the idea that there is something deep to draw on that involves a whole life, not just a performance; that it takes work, and he encourages people to make sure what they are putting their effort into is worth being remembered for. Integrity, strength, and a high purpose right out of the gate.


Beautiful introduction. Nearly every word he said sounded like diamonds being cut from raw stones. Grateful to start!


I love learning..........I love learning how to bring out the best in me to bring out the best in others! Thank you.

Robert G.

I am so excited about this class. I am not a fan but your performances as an artist are incredible. I am here to learn