Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, fun.’s Nate Ruess to Help Teach Online Stanford Course


Story by Anne Erickson

Free online Stanford course will feature some famous instructors, including Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and fun.’s Nate Ruess

Stanford University and Warner Music Group are partnering up to offer a creative online course taught straight from some of music’s biggest names. According to the Los Angeles Times, a handful of musicians have signed on to help with a free online class on creative problem solving called, “Creativity: Music to My Ears,” that Stanford is getting ready to offer.

Linkin Park multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda and fun. frontman Nate Ruess are among the rock stars set to help with the courses. Other artists slated to participate include Tegan and Sara, Jason Mraz and Josh Groban. The six-week course is for more than just musicians—the class will strive to use music as a “tool for unlocking creative potential,” and each of the classes will deal with a different facet of creativity.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the official course description states, “No musical talent is required — just an interest in exploring the role that music plays in our lives.” The class starts on April 2, and registration is going on now via the Stanford website. Of course, remember this isn’t a “blow-off class.” The course description says that each week, students will be required to complete a project that will take roughly five hours to finish.

Anne Erickson
Posted by Anne Erickson | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News

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