Personal Development in Beaverton

One or Four Private Drum Classes or a Two-Hour African Drum Circle at Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio

Portland

Internationally accomplished instructor teaches students to play the drums in private lessons or leads groups in a fun African drum circle

$25 $12

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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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African-Drumming Classes for Adults and Children at African World Music (Up to 64% 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 $20

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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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$65 for a Two-Hour Couples-Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Pearl

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

$135 $65

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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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$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 53% Off)

Hum Strum Drum

Portland

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

$80 $40

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Four or Eight One-Hour Guitar Lessons from Ryan Meagher (60% 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 $96

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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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$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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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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$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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Four or Six Math or English Tutoring Sessions for One Child at Best in Class Education Center (Up to 71% Off)

Best in Class Education Center

Lake Oswego

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

$170 $49

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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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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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$81 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 $81

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Violin or Fiddle Lessons at Red Barn Studios (Up to 59% Off)

Red Barn Studios

Fisher's Creek

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

$120 $59

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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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5 or 10 Private Piano Lessons at Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio

Oregon City

Students hone their technique and musicality in private piano lessons

$100 $40

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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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Four Guitar, Drum, Ukulele or Bass Lessons for One or Two Students at Canby Music (Up to 52% Off)

Canby Music

Canby

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

$99 $49

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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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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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Two-Hour Outdoor Photography Class for One or Two at Gregory Dean Design / Photography (Up to 55% Off)

Gregory Dean Design / Photography

Central Area

Instructors offer practical tips on composition, lighting, and exposure before students snap shots of scenic locations around town

$99 $49

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$91 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 $91

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$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 $79

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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.

18550 Southwest Kinnaman Road
Beaverton,
OR
US

As part of its mission to trumpet the joys of natural living and community-fueled sustainability, Common Circle Education conducts a Sustainability in Motion tour, teaming bicyclists up with a like-minded biker gang of 20–40 riders for a scenic week of riding, eating, camping, and learning. Each tour begins with a guide leading the group through bike safety and mechanical fundamentals before escorting them out onto scenic, low-traffic farm roads. Pedal pushers spend the week eating healthy, organic vegan fare, visiting organic farms, and biking anywhere from two to six hours (20–60 miles) every other day. During nonbiking days, the group absorbs the productive philosophies of permaculture, sustainability, and regenerative design via hands-on activities—providing a productive respite from mind-numbing TV shows such as News, Sport, and Louder News.

14525 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton,
OR
US

The Love Lab founder and renowned massage-industry expert Meagan Holub has helped some pretty discriminating clientele to relax and unwind. From Forbes CEOs and professional athletes to rock stars and royalty, her therapeutic massages have melted away the stress that is inherent in any A lister's life. According to Holub's blog, gift certificates for one of her massages were given away in VIP gift bags at the 2012 MusiCares event honoring Paul McCartney, so they made their way into the hands of celebrity musicians, such as the Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, and Coldplay.

But Holub talks massage with as many down-to-earth, everyday people as she does famous folks, thanks to a compassionate streak she's demonstrated since childhood. As a young girl and teenager, she rescued stray animals, volunteered at Easter Seals camp, became a physical-therapy assistant, and served as an aide for a person with paraplegia. Today her passion for helping others translates into The Love Lab's services, including group massage classes and private massage lessons that teach individuals and couples to execute the same techniques so sought after by Hollywood stars. Holub and her team of certified massage therapists also instruct employees at workplace events, where they demonstrate stress-relief techniques, which come in handy the next time the boss requires mandatory overtime to help her solve the Sunday crossword.

1306 NW Hoyt St
Portland,
OR
US

Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.

5509 Southeast 80th Avenue
Portland,
OR
US

Opening Covington Cellars was a natural step for David and Cindy Lawson—he loved home winemaking, she loved pushing the boundaries of her home kitchen. Eventually, they decided to turn their hobbies into something larger. David enrolled at UC Davis to study enology (the study of seminal winemaker Brian Eno) while Cindy expanded her knowledge of cooking and wine at culinary schools around the country. Today, the two oversee a diverse line of wines and a locally sourced, seasonal menu to match. They also share their enthusiasm with visitors during winemaking events, tours, dinners, and bottle-smashing parties.

13486-A NW Cornell Rd.
Portland,
Oregon
US

The chefs at Masala rain Indian and Nepali seasonings down upon succulent meats slow-cooked inside a tandoor clay oven and simmered veggies flooded with sauce. Divided into two, Masala’s menu features Indian favorites such as curries, skewered lamb cubes, and 13 types of Indian bread, including hand-stretched garlic naan, as well as Nepali dishes such as mo-mo cha steamed dumplings filled with veggies or chicken. Within the eatery’s yellow-hued walls, a full bar cohabitates with a daily lunch buffet, which arranges tasty eats in a row, like a police lineup of the California Raisins.

337 NW Broadway
Portland,
OR
US