Personal Development in Albany

$79 for a Tutoring Package at Sylvan Learning Center ($350 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Salem

Diagnostic assessment starts a personalized approach designed for kids in grades K–12 in subjects such as math, reading, and writing

$350 $70

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$80 for Two-Year Car-Care Package at Trinity's Quality Auto Care ($320 Value)

Trinity's Quality Auto Care

Morningside

GM Master– and ASE Master–certified tech keeps cars rolling worry free with a maintenance package that looks after autos for two full years

$320 $80

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Discover Scuba or Open-Water Diver-Certification Course for One or Two at HydroSports Dive and Travel (Up to 60% Off)

HydroSports Dive and Travel

Keizer

Staff teaches basic diving and safety skills in controlled pool; pupils train for open-water dives with class that can beget certification

$50 $25

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Eugene

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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$299 for SOI Learning or Vocational Abilities Assessment at Noteworthy Learning ($720 Value)

NoteWorthy Learning

Cal Young

In-depth analysis charts each student or worker's strengths and weaknesses, and designs a blueprint for academic or career success

$720 $299

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Four Guitar, Drum, Ukulele or Bass Lessons for One or Two Students at Canby Music (Up to 58% Off)

Canby Music

Canby

Lessons in playing the guitar, bass, drum, or ukulele meet once per week over the course of a month

$99 $43

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$36 for $60 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — FAST

Fast

Wilsonville

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $36

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5 or 10 Private Piano Lessons at Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio (Up to 69% Off)

Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio

Oregon City

Students hone their technique and musicality in private piano lessons

$100 $35

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$40 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Park Place Music Academy

Park Place Music Academy

Park Place

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$90 $40

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Four or Six Math or English Tutoring Sessions for One Child at Best in Class Education Center (Up to 75% Off)

Best in Class Education Center

Lake Oswego

During 60-minute sessions, tutors help students strengthen critical thinking or creative writing skills

$170 $43

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$32 for $55 Worth of Music Lessons — Kit Taylor School Of Music

Kit Taylor

Jennings Lodge

Furthering skills on the piano for any age and any skill level. One-on-one lessons. Fun, no pressure environment.

$55 $32

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$65 for a Skills Assessment, Two Hours of Tutoring, and a Report-Card Evaluation at Sylvan Learning (Up to $350 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

Diagnostic assessment starts a personalized approach designed for kids in grades K–12 in subjects including, math, reading, and writing

$350 $65

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$44 for One Month of Weekly Piano Lessons at American Music Academies ($129.95 Value)

American Music Academies

Cooper Mountain - Aloha North

Students meet with instructors once each week to learn piano theory and techniques; complimentary e-book included

$129.95 $44

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3, 6, or 9 Cognitive Skills Sessions at Think Straight Training and Homeschool Support LLC (Up to 53% Off)

Think Straight Training and Homeschool Support LLC

Rose Springs Center

Kids or adults improve cognitive skills, focus, and coordination with a combination of balance, auditory, and vision exercises

$180 $89

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One or Two Two-Hour Couples-Massage Classes at The Love Lab (Up to 54% Value)

The Love Lab

Pearl

Partners learn the essentials of professional back, scalp, & foot massage or the basics of arms, legs, and hand massage as they enjoy treats

$135 $65

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Four or 12 Hours of Kids' Spanish Immersion Class at Eduplin Spanish Christian School (Up to 67% Off)

Eduplin Spanish Christian School

NW Portland -- Cedar Mill

Social studies, music, dance, exercise, and science for four hours a day in Spanish immersion class that covers language and Latin culture

$200 $72

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Violin or Fiddle Lessons at Red Barn Studios (Up to 63% Off)

Red Barn Studios

Multiple Locations

2011 National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest winner teaches students to play fiddle or violin employing the Suzuki method

$120 $52

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$20 for art instruction for adults $40 Groupon — Creative Roots

Creative Roots

Northwest District

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $20

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$35 for Four Group Lessons for Guitar, Piano, or Voice at Every Family Needs Music ($130 Value)

Every Family Needs Music

Brooklyn

In group music lessons, teachers emphasize importance of fun over technical skill, fostering a deep-felt love of song

$130 $35

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Hum Strum Drum (Up to 63% Off)

Hum Strum Drum

Portland

Students aged 9 and older take part in classes available on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday

$80 $32

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Four or Eight One-Hour Guitar Lessons from Ryan Meagher (50% Off)

Ryan Meagher

Hazelwood

Jazz guitarist Ryan Meagher uses his experience as a recording musician and composer to guide students in their own musicianship

$240 $120

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A Private Music Lesson from North Tabor Guitar Studio (55% Off)

North Tabor Guitar Studio

North Tabor

Students learn how to play a guitar during four 30-minute guitar lessons with a professional music coach

$110 $49

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Seven-Day Film Course at Ayin Sparks (45% Off)

Ayin Sparks

Portland

DIY personal-narrative-documentary film workshop; explore your creativity, free your voice, and discover yourself anew

$400 $220

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One, Four, or Eight African-Drumming Classes at Sound and Rhythm Drumming Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Sound and Rhythm Drumming Studio

Portland

Internationally accomplished instructor teaches students to play the drums during 60-minute African-drumming classes

$12.50 $6

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Seven-Day Voice Course at Blueprint Ensemble Arts (60% Off)

Blueprint Ensemble Arts

Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill North

Seven weeks of singing with one of Blueprint Ensemble's choirs; includes one day per week

$80 $32

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African-Drumming Classes for Adults and Children at African World Music (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

African World Music

Portland

International performer and founder of the African World Music Project shares his taste of Ghanain music and culture with students

$50 $25

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$16 for $35 Worth of Drum Lessons — The Rhythm Lab

The Rhythm Lab

Portland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$35 $16

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Four-Day Musical Instrument Course at MusicWerks Studio (60% Off)

Musicwerks Studio

Portland

From the merchant: A four-week course exploring the basics of music in a fun and engaging group setting; choose between guitar and piano

$135 $54

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$175 for $350 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Smile at the Rain Tutoring

Smile At The Rain Tutoring

Portland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$350 $175

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$45 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Your Music Tutor

Your Music Tutor

Gresham

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $45

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$99 for Diagnostic Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning Center ($370 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Cascade Park

After thorough skills assessment, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student’s learning needs

$370 $99

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The Instructors

Instructors are certified by the NRA and the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification. As further evidence of their skills, they wrote a companion book for their concealed-handgun-license students and are both "Refuse to be a victim" and hunter's safety instructors.

At a Glance

Oregon Concealed's instructors prepare their students to pass concealed-firearm-permit exams in Utah and Oregon with both in-person and online classes. Taking care to address every aspect of the process, they take photos and fingerprints of students and give out certifications for concealed-carry-license applications. To round out their course offerings, they also teach handgun safety classes.

3410 Spicer Dr. SE
Albany,
Oregon
US

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon presented by the Crescent Valley High School—drama department and performed at the Crescent Valley High School mainstage theater:

1400 NW Buchanan Ave
Corvallis,
OR
US

The National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC) is on a mission to create a dynamic community of educated fitness specialists. To this end, NAFC offers a variety of accredited trainer-certification programs online, allowing aspiring fitness professionals the luxury of earning their credentials from the comfort of their own home or extra-large gym locker. The courses teach students how to lead nutrition programs, group fitness classes, Pilates lessons, and personal training sessions, opening the door to a variety of careers in health and wellness. Onsite workshops scheduled on a regular basis supplement virtual classroom learning with practical skills.

1111 SW 10th St
Newport,
OR
US

Bronze Planet Tanning Studio boasts an expansive selection of tanning equipment, which is perhaps why Statesman Journal readers voted the salon Best of the Mid-Valley in 2011 and 2012. The spectrum of beds includes high-pressure models designed to minimize exposure to UVB rays, which, like swearing off swimming in hot lava, can lessen the chance of getting burned. Beyond UV beds, Bronze Planet also touts a trio of Mystic Tan MyMyst booths, with MagneTan technology that evenly coats skin with streak-free color; Skin rejuvenating red, yellow and blue light therapy helps make your skin look and feel beautiful; and hydro-massage beds that radiate warmth deep into muscles.

3850 Pringle Rd SE
Salem,
OR
US

Staffed entirely by DMV–certified instructors, Oregon Driver Education Center has been filling potholes in the knowledge of novice and experienced drivers since 1987. The center's masters of the open road send teens and adults on the path to earning their driver's licenses and maintaining clean driving records with comprehensive DMV drive test prep courses and defense driving classes. With an intimate understanding of the unique challenges facing Oregonian motorists, ODEC also offers an Xtreme Driver Control course that focuses on navigating vehicles through rain, ice, and throngs of rabid snowmen. Additionally, the center's specialty courses teach precautionary practices to medically at-risk drivers.

1776 Titan Drive Northwest
Salem,
OR
US

Under the high ceilings of a warehouse dating back to the 1970s, the Salem Fencing Club team leads training sessions and competitions for its members and guests. A nonprofit organization, Salem Fencing Club aims to share the honor, chivalry, and respect integral to this historic sport with its community. To that end, they provide classes for various skill levels and organize children's day camps, filling them with lessons, crafts, games, and campfires, during which students are trained to fight the urge to toast marshmallows on their ?p?es. Though the facility is decades old, the sparring space has been updated to include virtual scoring and overhead reel-less systems.

354 Belmont St NE
Salem,
OR
US