BBC Maestro launches new e-learning service

BBC Maestro, in partnership with BBC Studios, today announces a brand new e-learning service, where courses are taught by the most experienced creators in the world. 

BBC Maestro offers never before granted access to the minds of some of the worlds’ greatest creative talents, who for the very first time are teaching their craft and their process through a series of very special digital tutorials. Whether you are a novice or an amateur enthusiast, BBC Maestro allows you to indulge in your area of passion from the comfort of your own home and learn from the experts.

Each course is beautifully filmed in 4K and offers several hours of content, broken down into 20 to 40 easily digested lessons accompanied by downloadable course notes filled with hints, tips and a breakdown of each Maestro’s course.

The service launches with four courses:

  • Over 45 million albums sold, with 12 number ones, Ivor Novello winning song writer and musician Gary Barlow, teaches Songwriting
  • 40 million books sold, 29 books written and the UK’s best-selling children’s author David Walliams, teaches Writing for Children
  • Multi-award winning screenwriter and creator of Line of Duty and Bodyguard, Jed Mercurio, teaches Writing Drama for Television
  • The Godfather of modern British gastronomy, and the first British     

3 Michelin starred chef Marco Pierre White, teaches Delicious Food Cooked Simply

Beginning with Gary Barlow, David Walliams, Jed Mercurio, and Marco Pierre White, the service will quickly expand to cover a diverse range of subjects including;

Malorie Blackman – Writing for Young Adults

Heston Blumenthal – Ingenious Cooking At Home

Ozwald Boateng – Fashion Design – From the Blank Page to the Catwalk

Helena Bonham Carter – Acting

Julia Donaldson – Writing Children’s Picture Books

Peter Jones – Entrepreneurship

Sir Tim Rice – Performing and Writing Musical Theatre

Vineet Bhatia – Teaching Indian cuisine

Jancis Robinson – An Understanding of Wine

Each BBC Maestro’s course can be purchased for a one-off fee of £80.00. This allows the participants to watch and learn as frequently as they like in order to hone their skills.

Each course is personally crafted by the Maestro, as an intimate and informative experience that brings them directly into the lives of the participants. Their courses will not just be instructional but also motivational, filled with experiences that provide a combination of practical skills, insight, and inspiration.

Gary Barlow says “I’ve been studying composition, songwriting and performance for the better part of 30 years. I’ve learnt a few things along the way; things that help the process, things that inspire the process. Hopefully this course will inspire you. Maybe you’re going to write something today that is going to change the course of your life forever.”

The service is available at