BBC Maestro gifted us courses from which we could choose subjects to learn. As always, our opinions are our own and reflect our experiences.
We love learning new things and we’ve recently discovered BBC Maestro for quick learning online. It’s no secret that I teach online classes. No matter your age it’s a great way for people to learn at their own pace, get a better understanding of new topics, and enhance current skills too.
What is BBC Maestro? It’s an online subscription-based online platform. They help educate by using pre-recorded lessons provided by experts. You can purchase single courses or an annual subscription.
When BBC Maestro approached us to try some of their online courses we were eager to get started. When you are choosing online courses some of the key things you’ll want to know are:
- What courses are offered?
- Who’s teaching the courses?
- How long will it take to complete the sessions?
- Are additional tools or textbooks required?
- How long will you have access to the materials?
- How much does it cost?
With those important questions in mind here’s our overview of BBC Maestro.
What Courses Are On BBC Maestro?
One of the things that attracted us to BBC Maestro learning was the many categories. There are a lot to choose from and many that interested us. The even better news is that they add new courses regularly too.
You’ll find courses on:
- Food and Drink
- Film, TV, and Stage
- Art and Design
- Home and Lifestyle
The courses are all taught by professionals who are experts in their fields. In the cooking classes, you’ll find Chef Pierre Koffman teaching Classic French Cooking and Chef Marco Pierre White focusing on Delicious Vegetarian cooking (we loved this class).
In the writing courses, you’ll find Ken Follett on Writing Bestselling Fiction and Harlan Cobaen on Writing Thrillers. Entertainment fans will find Sir Tim Rice on Writing and Performing Musical Theater and Brian Cox with tips on Acting.
As you can see there is a wide range of classes that will interest just about anyone.
How much do the BBC Maestro courses cost?
There are two ways to go about purchasing the courses. Right now you may purchase them individually for $53.40 (this includes a Black Friday discount). This provides you with lifetime access to your lessons and course notes that are easily downloaded in a PDF document for you to reference and use at your own pace.
If you see more than one course that interests you it would be beneficial to take advantage of the annual subscription rate of $72.00. This gives you access to every BBC Maestro course, plus additional discounts. You also get to explore everything with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Are BBC Maestro Classes Worth It?
We would have to say, YES! We took the Delicious Vegetarian Cooking by Chef Marco Pierre White and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Chef’s style in the recorded videos was fun and interesting. He shared stories about his family while creating the recipes, which we loved. Clearly, he is very passionate about cooking and that really comes through in the videos.
We have been eating in a more Mediterranean and sustainable style which means a lot less meat. The recipes that Chef White shared were perfect. The rich flavors and spices he includes make each dish simple and delicious.
We especially like the recipes for Risotto of Wild Mushrooms and Arancini and Buttery “Chip Shop” Chips. There’s even a Mushroom Christmas tree perfect for a holiday dinner party. In all, there are 25 videos to which you have lifetime access. We think this is a great value.
BBC Maestro Quick Online Learning
We thought the courses were easy to follow and we loved the fact that we could go back and watch the videos multiple times to follow along with the delicious recipes. Each course has a different number of lessons but the good news is that you can go at your own pace and not worry about any time limit. Just come back, log into your account, and pick up where you left off.
The included course notes are very comprehensive and make for a nice place to take your own notes. The lessons are a good length, not too long which lets you do some quick lessons in just a few minutes and then carry on with your day. We found our lessons were fun to watch at the end of the work day. It’s relaxing and puts you in the mood for cooking something wonderful and maybe even sipping a glass of wine as well.
If you’re interested in learning more about BBC Maestro courses check out all the details on their website