Self-quarantine has inspired many of us to pick up a new hobby or brush up on an old one – learning guitar, painting, bike riding, you name it. Luckily, many websites and universities are offering free online classes, lessons and certifications that can be accessed on your smartphone or tablet to keep you busy while staying home.

 

Fender Play

Interested in learning how to play guitar, or want to freshen up your skills? Fender Play is offering three months of their step-by-step guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons completely free. Lessons are led by expert musicians and can be accessed any time on any smartphone or tablet with the Fender Play app.

 

HomeSchoolPiano

HomeSchoolPiano teaches piano players of all levels with easy-to-follow video lessons and step-by-step written music to follow. Reviews say it’s one of the best sites for beginners and those coming back to the piano. Just visit their website on and enter your email address to access their online program free of charge.

 

Milk Street

Chef Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Online Cooking School usually costs $20/year, but his entire line of cooking classes will be free until May 31, 2020. You’ll learn new recipes and cooking techniques and gain more confidence in the kitchen. Just set up your smartphone or tablet in the kitchen and follow along in real time.

 

Creativebug

Creativebug is an interactive website that offers over a thousand arts and crafts classes. Users have access to downloadable templates, patterns and recipes, Creativebug community galleries and forums, and an exclusive discount at JOANN craft stores. The site’s subscription is usually $10/mo, but users can gain access for 30 days free of charge.

 

Rosetta Stone

With schools being closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Rosetta Stone is offering students three months of free online language lessons in French, Spanish and more. Students can download the Rosetta Stone app directly to their tablet or smartphone and get started right away.

 

Skillshare

Skillshare is an online resource featuring thousands of classes on topics like illustration, design, photography, video and more. Right now, they’ve teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to offer new users a 2-month Skillshare Premium free trial. Users can download the app to get started.

 

Coursera

Coursera, the world’s largest MOOC (massive open online courses) provider, announced they are offering 100 free online courses in response to COVID-19. There are courses available for both high school and college students, career development courses, courses in Spanish, and many more. They also offer career guidance and discovery courses to help you find the right career path for you.

Universities like Harvard, Duke, Stanford and Johns Hopkins are also temporarily offering free online classes.

 

Though these times are tough, these free online courses and lessons can help you develop new skills and learn exciting new things while staying safely at home.

 

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