Personal Development in Colorado

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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

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 a Flight-Training Bundle at Alliance Flight Training ($629 Value)

Alliance Flight Training

Alliance Flight Training - Front Range Airport

Take ground-school training and go on a 45-minute introductory flight under the supervision of FAA-certified instructors

$629 $299

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30-Minute Musical Instrument Lesson at Woundup Guitar Lessons (45% Off)

Woundup Guitar Lessons

Fort Collins

From the merchant: 30-minute guitar lesson covering the basics of the guitar

$20 $11

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Scuba-Diving Class or PADI Certification Program at Underwater Phantaseas in Lakewood (Up to 54% Off)

Underwater Phantaseas

Union Square

Seasoned instructors acquaint students with scuba basics or help them reach full certification in heated pools and local waterways.

$164 $80

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Eight Group Violin Lessons with Optional Private Lesson at Intermezzo Academy of Music, LLC (Up to 77% Off)

Intermezzo Academy of Music, LLC

Park Centre

Early childhood string lessons teach technique using stories and fictional characters to develop a love of music

$110 $25

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Digital Photography 101 Workshop, Admit One or Two at The Visual School of Photography (Up to 58% Off)

The Visual School of Photography

Multiple Locations

Seasoned shutterbug Bart Levy teaches students the basics of how to handle DSLR cameras in lively three-hour sessions

$129 $59

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30- or 60-Minute Guitar Lesson at Boulder Guitar Studio (Up to 50% Off)

Boulder Guitar Studio

Palo Park

Longtime guitarist & teacher Lee Johnson creates custom programs for guitar, bass, dobro, lap steel, or ukelele in 30- or 60-minute lessons

$30 $15

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6 Spanish Classes or 12 French or Italian Classes at Spanish Easy & Fun Language School (Up to 53% Off)

Spanish Easy & Fun Language School

Multiple Locations

Small group classes cover the fundamentals of Spanish, Italian, or French

$160 $78

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A Private Music Lesson from Punctum Musicum (50% Off)

Punctum Musicum

Broomfield

From the merchant: Choose to receive one Christmas lesson to learn a carol, or a traditional lesson that best fits you.

$60 $30

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Educational Childcare at The Peak Center of Excellence (50% Off). Three Options Available.

The Peak Center of Excellence

Littleton

Business with more than 20 years of experience in early-childhood education and child care

$350 $175

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$125 for a Two-Day Basic Motorcycle-Riding Course at Full Throttle Riding Academy (Up to $250 Value) 

Full Throttle Riding Academy

Northglenn

Two-day course equips motorcyclists with necessary state requirements through classroom study and maneuvering practice on a closed range

$250 $125

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Introductory Flight Lesson for One Person or for One Person and a Passenger from Golden Aero LLC (Up to 51% Off)

Golden Aero LLC

Golden Aero

FAA-certified instructors take first-time fliers through an hour of ground training before 40-minute introductory flights

$180 $89

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$40 for Four Recreational Piano Classes ($80 value) — Pianoforte, Inc.

Pianoforte, Inc.

Englewood

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

$80 $40

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4-Hour Intro to Photography Workshop at Illuminate Workshops (45% Off)

Illuminate Photography Workshops

Denver

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

$199 $109

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Drum Lessons by Stuart Pray (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Stuart Pray

The Drum Shack

Award-winning drummer Stuart Pray helps students develop accurate meter and good playing habits on a drum kit

$40 $20

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$125 for One Week of Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Programs at Math Pioneers ($250 Value)

Math Pioneers

Multiple Locations

Kids bolster foundational math skills, go beyond calculus and into pure mathematics, and build LEGO robots during seasonal programs

$250 $125

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Two or Four Music Lessons at Ad Hoc Music Lessons (Up to 51% Off)

Ad Hoc Music Lessons

Lakewood

Students hone their technique and musicality in guitar, piano, drum, bass, violin, ukulele, cello, double bass, viola, or sax lessons

$50 $25

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A Private Music Lesson from Love Audio (50% Off)

Love Audio

Centennial

A one-hour guitar or drum lesson in the genre of your choice, from rock to Bach.

$50 $25

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$139 for Four Two-Hour Career-Development Social-Skills Classes at Polished by Deborah ($279 Value)

Polished by Deborah

Denver

Classes focus on social skills that will help job seekers and professionals maintain a well-refined manner

$279 $139

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Four or Eight Weekly Group Guitar Lessons at Strum and Sip (Up to 71% Off)

Strum and Sip

Multiple Locations

Laid-back beginner's lessons teach basic chords and strumming techniques; Rockstar sessions cover a new song each week

$120 $39

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Open-Water PADI Certification Course or Confined-Water Scuba Course at Abyss Scuba & Travel (Up to 55% Off)

Abyss Scuba & Travel

Englewood

Expert divers lead confined-water courses or open-water courses to prepare students for PADI certification

$275 $125

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$140 for a Literacy Screening for a Child at Littleton Literacy & Learning ($400 Value)

Littleton Literacy & Learning

Greenwood Village

Child is tested for literacy skills, after which parents consult with an expert, who issues report of findings and offers recommendations

$400 $140

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Month of Conversation Group Classes or Regular Group Classes at Palmer College of Languages (Up to 51% Off)

Palmer College of Languages

Colorado Springs

Learn a new language, such as French, Spanish, or German, in a group class held once or twice a week

$99 $49

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$35 for a Couple’s Introductory-Class Package with Two Dance-Practice Parties ($104 Value)

Salsaville Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

Couples learn the basic techniques of salsa dancing in 4 weeks of group lessons, showing off their new skills at 2 dance-practice parties

$104 $35

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A Private Music Lesson from James Baumgardner - Tenor/Music Teacher (43% Off)

James Baumgardner - Tenor/music Teacher

Littleton

From the merchant: Includes one 30-minute voice or piano lesson

$30 $17

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Full Car Inspection with One or Two Hours of Labor at Saul's Automotive (49% Off)

Saul's Automotive

Denver

Expert mechanic checks car's fluids and functionality to maximize life and performs one or two hours of necessary labor

$89 $45

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Tutoring Session from Tutoring With Sam (40% Off)

Tutoring With Sam

Cheyenne Hills

Sam specializes in English, physics, math, and any level of chemistry for all ages and learning abilities

$60 $36

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5 or 10 Classes, or 10 Salsa Classes at Colorado New Style Dance Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Colorado New Style Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Internationally-trained instructors teach hip-hop, Argentinian tango, Flamenco, Zumba, Salsa, Bachata, and more for both kids and adults

$70 $35

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Sunlight Music Academy

Sunlight Music Academy

City Park West

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

$100 $50

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Three or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Bietry Academy of Music (Up to 56% Off)

Bietry Academy of Music

Colorado Springs

30-minute private music lessons cover a choice of piano, voice, guitar, or drums

$78 $39

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$154 for a 6-Week Absolute Beginner Language Class from Confucius Classroom in Denver (45% Off)

Confucius Classroom In Denver - Zoe Wang

Denver

Small group classes cover the fundamentals of Chinese language.

$280 $154

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$14 for $25 Groupon — Zanshin Fitness Studios

Zanshin Fitness Studios

Colorado Springs

Our women’s defense course is a basic defense class that helps people deal with real life situations without using weapons.

$25 $14

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$25 for a Mac Hard-Drive Diagnostic, Cleaning, and Optimization Service at The MacSpa ($60 Value)

The MacSpa

LoDo

Tech experts specialize in Apple products; comfortable spa-like atmosphere with exposed brick walls and local artwork

$60 $25

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Four Private Music Lessons from Music Lessons (51% Off)

Music Lessons

Colorado Springs

From the merchant: Learn from a pro! Four weeks of 30-minute private music lessons on flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, or bassoon.

$100 $49

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$189 for a 40-Hour Bartending Course with Textbooks at The Bartending School of Denver ($414 Value)

Bartending School of Denver

Virginia Village

Veteran drink slingers lead students to bartending certification during 40-hour course with hands-on training and postgrad job guidance

$414 $189

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A Private Music Lesson from The Music Studio at Colorado Springs (50% Off)

The Music Studio At Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs

From the merchant: Want to play like the best? The Music Studio can help! We teach all styles, and cater each lesson for each student!

$40 $20

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Four- or Eight-Week Spanish Course at The Language School (Up to 61% Off)

The Language School

Montbello

Courses for beginner, intermediate, or advanced Spanish speakers cover everything from basic conversational tools to the conditional tense

$99 $39

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Two 45-Minute Private Singing Lessons at Miss Emily's Voice Studio (60% Off)

Miss Emily's Voice Studio

Denver

From the merchant: With 10 years experience as a voice coach, Miss Emily has the knowledge and tools to help you reach your vocal goals.

$50 $20

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$439 for $799 Worth of Academic Classes — Calico

Calico

Denver

From the merchant: Learn to master the SAT! Includes 18 hours of group class instruction, 2 hours of private tutoring, and 3 practice exams

$799 $439

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Two Dance Classes from Prat Academy Of Dance (75% Off)

Prat Academy Of Dance

Denver

From the merchant: Classes held twice a week: Salsa on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and Bachata on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; no partner needed

$130 $33

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$165 for a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic-Rider Course ($335 Value)

Bluecreek Motorcycle Training Co.

Regis University

Basic riding course teaches beginners how to safely ride a motorcycle both in the classroom and on the riding range

$335 $165

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Bartending Course or Cocktail Connoisseur Class at Denver Mixology (Up to 67% Off)

Denver Mixology

Uptown

Bartending course helps aspiring mixologists get into the business, and Cocktail class shows hobbyists how to create classic drinks

$299 $99

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One Multimedia Class or One or Two Multimedia Classes with a Membership at Open Media Foundation (Up to 80% Off)

Open Media Foundation

Lincoln Park

Three- to six-hour classes cover video production, editing, and animation and graphics

$150 $30

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At the tender age of 6, Mark Cafiero received his first camera. Though it was broken and filled with cartoons his father had drawn of Mark and his sisters, that camera sparked an early interest in photography. Since then, that spark has erupted into a full-fledged passion, leading Mark to become a professional photographer who has snapped photos for hundreds of clients, including celebrities and professional athletes. To share his spark with others, Mark founded Chimpsy, an resource that helps photographers of all experience levels calibrate their skills with casual in-person and online classes.

Available in more than 30 cities across the nation, Chimpsy's two-hour crash course features a hands-on shooting session and campfire-style presentation on topics ranging from camera anatomy to photo composition. For home study, online classes help photographers—beginners and aspiring pros alike—get more from their pictures through two-hour video tutorials that cover photo-editing software, shooting tips and techniques, and steps on how to build a photography business. From the comfort of their bedrooms, students can watch these professional photographer-led tutorials live or replay previously recorded sessions. Along with instructional classes, Chimpsy offers shutterbugs a place to submit photos for contests with monthly prizes or for feedback from peers, pros, and sentient picture frames.

389 S Broadway
Denver,
CO
US

At the Colorado Academy of Music and Dance, experienced instructors cultivate students' passion for the performing arts. Kids aged 2?4 hone their coordination, balance, and rhythm skills in group dance classes that include tap, jazz, and ballet programs, and adults burn calories in adult-only sessions. Students of any age can build their endurance and flexibility with high-energy Brazilian capoeira?a mix of martial arts, dance, and acrobatics?sessions that also include instruction on speaking basic Portuguese and playing Afro-Brazilian instruments. The facility's sprung floors with professional marley surfaces help prevent injury and protect joins by absorbing dancers' impact.

The academy's university-trained music teachers conduct private lessons for youngsters seeking to learn the guitar, study singing, or play the mandolin at a local battle of the medieval bands. Parents can sit in on the lesson or access complimentary wireless Internet as they relax in the spacious waiting area.

975 Garden of the Gods Road West
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

After spending years working for Dominos Pizza, Vince Schmuhl decided that he could do a better job of preparing and delivering quality pies to people's homes. He challenged the nationwide chain's dominance in the region by founding the first Blackjack Pizza on June 29, 1983.

Although delivering oven-fresh pies within 30 minutes was still a major goal for Schmuhl, he emphasized the importance of quality ingredients using sauce made from freshly packed tomatoes as well as hand-tossed dough that never sees the inside of a freezer or cryogenic chamber. This dedication to quality and speedy service allowed Blackjack Pizza to not only survive, but also thrive over the decades. The chain now includes more than 40 stores operating in four different states.

In addition to offering seven signature pies, Blackjack Pizza also allows customers to build their own order from crust to toppings. A choice of up to four savory, tangy, and piquant sauces form the base, topped with any of the 3 available cheeses, 7 meats, and 10 freshly diced vegetables. Regardless of the toppings, Blackjack Pizza respects the potential danger of food allergies by ensuring that none of its pies ever contain traces of MSG, peanuts, or peanut oil.

13696 E Alameda Ave
Aurora,
CO
US

Featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, BenchPrep's educational network prepares students to undertake difficult exams with confidence through innovative and interactive online content. Students can enlist in a field of study from BenchPrep's courses, forged with the aid of McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Wiley, and photocopies of Athena's classroom cheat sheets, to gain access to the site's comprehensive content, reporting, and score-analysis tools. Students cultivate their academic knowledge with content-specific reading material, videos, notes, bookmarks, customizable quizzes, and practice tests.

BenchPrep's innovative cross-platform technology allows online students to begin their studies on a web-based computer and continue their lessons in transit via iPhone, Android, or iPad. Lesson plans can also be downloaded to a smartphone device through the BenchPrep app to facilitate on-the-go learning without an Internet connection, handy for studying in signal-destroying subways or while time traveling to pre-WiFi locales. Upon completion, students receive a digital completion certificate.

200 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins,
CO
US

The Colorado School of Acting's directors, Elizabeth Horne and Troy Horne, combine their dual loves of stage and screen to impart acting chops to students of all ages and experience levels. Elizabeth—who has acted in more than 25 plays and 12 movies—and Troy—a sitcom and film producer who appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award–winning musical Rent—staff their team with veteran acting instructors, each of whom have more than 10 years of experience in the biz. During their classes, they teach students to focus and perform under a variety of circumstances, with workshops in subjects ranging from improv and commercial work to audition skills and voiceovers. They welcome kids for acting summer camps, where they introduce fundamentals of memorization, character development, and rehearsal. Instructors also help thespians develop with more advanced training, including filmmaking summer camps for kids, and a certificate program for all age levels that requires students to audition or present a signed permission slip from David Schwimmer.

7400 West 14th Avenue
Lakewood,
CO
US

Designed as one of the tallest, steepest man-made climbing destinations in the Rocky Mountain region, ROCK'n & JAM'n challenges climbers new and old with a medley of nook- and cranny-laden walls. During the two-hour introductory lesson, ROCK'n & JAM'n's full-time, web-slinging instructors teach aspiring mountain goats the basics of belaying (a term used to describe rope management between climbing partners), safety, and how to avoid rookie climbing errors such as ignoring gravity and walking vertically up the wall. After two hours of training, you'll be free to spend the rest of the day taking on challenges such as Boulder or the neck-craning Front Canyon.

9499 Washington St
Thornton,
CO
US