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$59 for One Year of Internet Safety Lessons for Parents from Overnight Geek University ($199 Value)

Overnight Geek University

Pepper Pike

Online courses teach parents how to steer their children from internet and mobile dangers such as sexting, cyber-crimes, and cyber-bullying

$199 $59

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Three-Hour Photography Workshop for One or Two from Cleveland Photography (Up to 63% Off)

Cleveland Photography

Cleveland

Lifelong shutterbug teaches photography techniques during three-hour workshop

$135 $59

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Six-Hour Computer Class at Compuskillz (52% Off)

Compuskillz

Independence

From the merchant: Valid for any Microsoft Excel Basics workshop through December, 31 2014

$295 $142

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar or Ukulele Lessons at Songdog Music (Up to 51% Off)

Songdog Music

Berea

Experienced instructors teach techniques and skills based around the kinds of music students want to play and enjoy listening to

$50 $25

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5 or 10 One-Hour Tutoring Sessions at Momentuum, LLC (Up to 60% Off)

Momentuum, LLC

Cleveland Heights

State-certified instructors and tutors tackle every thing from math and science to English and the arts at small group tutoring sessions

$250 $119

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One or Three One-Hour Private Computer Tutoring Sessions at Funutation Tekademy (Up to 73% Off)

Funutation Tekademy

Beachwood

Classes for children and teenagers teach fun, practical computer skills, covering topics such as creating apps and programming video games

$125 $41

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$53 for $88 Worth of Music Lessons — Great Lakes School of Music

Great Lakes School Of Music

Mayfield Heights

Instructors with university degrees teach beginner or advanced students the art of singing and playing an instrument.

$88 $53

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Six-Week SAT or ACT Prep Course or an Online SAT Prep Course from The College Review (Up to 67% Off)

The College Review

Solon

Experts help high schoolers prepare for their college-entrance exams in a six-week-long group SAT or ACT course or an online SAT course

$499 $199

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$39 for Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Lifetime Guitar Lessons ($80 Value)

Lifetime Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

Guitar instructor with more than four decades of experience teaches students of all ability levels

$80 $39

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$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Falls Rock Shop

Falls Rock Shop

Cuyahoga Falls

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

$80 $45

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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

Grosse Ile

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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Far cheaper than purchasing a new computer, a tune-up can improve your machine's day-to-day performance and extend the life of your investment. Any kind of computer, from laptop to desktop, is welcome at Delta. Walk-ins are accepted, and most jobs can be turned around in as little as three days and no more than five. For an extra $50, Delta will pick up your computer and drop it off again once service is complete. Delta claims to be the largest and most trusted locally owned computer shop in Cleveland, boasting 10,000 regular customers.

15400 Madison Ave
Lakewood,
OH
US

Paula Atwell wasn't born an artist. She didn't pursue any art form in college, instead achieving a degree in English and a minor in accounting. After logging years in standard 9–5 jobs, she had an epiphany—it was time to do something for herself. Taking this newfound motivation to action, Paula enrolled in a beading class and followed it with forays into metalsmithing, crafting, and soldering.

These experiments in creativity led her to join the Lake Erie Artists co-op in 2003, where she began to show her eclectic jewelry at their booth during local festivals. When the co-op became incorporated in 2005, Paula's business world experience made her an obvious choice to lead the diverse group of artists in forming their own gallery. Today, the co-op-turned-gallery now carries hundreds of art pieces that span a range of media.

Producing blown-glass sculptures and handcrafted metal jewelry and pottery, the artists each specialize in a few select media as decided during the gallery's annual game of spin-the-paintbrush. The staff at Lake Erie Artists Gallery is also a strong proponent of local business, encouraging their patrons to browse Shake Square after looking at their wares. In project-oriented classes taught by working artists, students explore jewelry and painting and leave with their handcrafted pieces.

13129 Shaker Square
Cleveland,
OH
US

Behind a real bar, the instructors at Cleveland Bartending School mix cocktails with finesse and expertise, running through barroom staples and trendy cocktails as students look on in bewildered anticipation. After the lectures and demonstrations, the metaphorical table turns, and students man the bar to practice the skills necessary to serve drinks professionally. This is the regular scene during the school's 40-hour mixology program, a professional-caliber class series that covers everything potential mixologists will need to know to sling drinks in the wild.

The courses break down the ingredients of as many as 125 specialty drinks and cocktails?including manhattans and martinis?as well as beer and wine information, customer-service techniques, and responsible alcohol service. The school also adheres to the Anheuser-Busch Beertender and Guinness Perfect Pour training programs. Upon completion of the 40-hour training program, students can take advantage of Cleveland Bartending School's local and nationwide job-placement assistance, which has landed students employment at venues such as Ritz Carlton hotels and resorts, McCormick & Schmick's, and Embassy Suites.

1481 Warrensville Center Road
Cleveland,
OH
US

Grape guru and oenophile Marianne Frantz, who holds a diploma from London's Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and who earned an Advanced Sommelier qualification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, founded American Wine School in 2002. She and her school have gone on to shepherd more than 10,000 sippers through classes, tastings, and grape-lookalike contests. Marianne, along with her knowledgeable staff, impart their vino wisdom in classes that range from the basic Wine 101 to the more extensive WSET certification courses. The school's classes and special events have even spilled into seven different states, teaching tongues across the nation to swirl, sniff, and taste the adult beverages and analyze why drinking wine while doing taxes is a bad idea.

6001 Archwood Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US

As memory cards replaced film reels, many photographers—both professional and amateur—felt befuddled by the new technology. That's where Digital Photo Academy stepped in. Since 2007, the business has facilitated workshops that explore all aspects of digital imagery, from operating cameras and uploading digital files to editing images and airbrushing realistic mustaches. Seasoned professionals lead the courses, helping understudies hone their use of light, framing, and timing. Students furnish their own cameras, and can tote along any ancillary equipment such as tripods, laptops, and flashes that relate to the course at hand.

2592 West 114th Street
Cleveland,
OH
US

As memory cards replaced film reels, many photographers—both professional and amateur—felt befuddled by the new technology. That's where Digital Photo Academy stepped in. Since 2007, the business has facilitated workshops that explore all aspects of digital imagery, from operating cameras and uploading digital files to editing images and airbrushing realistic mustaches. Seasoned professionals lead the courses, helping understudies hone their use of light, framing, and timing. Students furnish their own cameras, and can tote along any ancillary equipment such as tripods, laptops, and flashes that relate to the course at hand.

3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland,
OH
US