How do I format my class title and description?

Your submission must adhere to the following guidelines to be approved by TakeLessons.

Have a great class idea? Now it's time to explain the class to the students. The title alone should give the student a clear picture of what it is about. The description should summarize what the student should expect to learn or practice in class. 

While writing your class title, consider the following:

  • Keep it short and sweet
  • Use verbs and calls to action
  • Make it result driven and practical
  • Get creative
  • Avoid mentioning the level and subject (we display that info for you!)
  • Capitalize only the first letter of each word (excluding the, an, a, in, etc.)

Your class title should quickly tell the student what your class topic is about. Be sure to include a call to action so the student understands the class is interactive. Example verbs are “Practice,” “Perform,” "Play," "Learn," and “Incorporate.”

The following information should be omitted from your title:

  • Level
  • Subject
  • Duration 

We already display this information for you.

Class title example:

Not-So-Great Class Title: Ukulele Chords 1

Improved Class Title: Learn New Ukulele Chords or Practice Easy Ukulele Chords

While writing your class description, consider the following:

  • Speak directly to the target audience
  • Clarify what the student can expect
  • Identify a pain point that you will address in class
  • Keep it benefit-driven
  • Touch on the bigger “why”

Your description should clearly explain what the student will take away from your class in 3-4 sentences. Be sure to explain the activities you will lead in class. Avoid talking about yourself, and reread your work from the perspective of the student. Your description must be written in full, complete sentences. 

Class description example:

Class title: Practice Easy Ukulele Chords

In this class, students will learn and practice easy chords on the ukulele with an expert instructor. <<Teacher name>> will lead students through exercises to improve their speed and agility while playing. These exercises are designed to build muscle memory while transitioning between chords. Students will leave class with helpful tips to continue improving after class and unlock 100s of songs with just a few, easy chords.

Note: Class submissions will be rejected for any grammatical errors or missing capitalizations.