Personal Development in Coney Island

$30 for Two 30-Minute Private Lessons at Richmond Music Center ($60 Value)

Richmond Music Center

Charleston

Music teachers with master’s degrees and professional careers instruct students; special-needs and music-therapy classes available

$60 $30

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Introduction to Motorcycle Experience for One or Two at Motorcycle Safety School (Up to 62% Off)

Motorcycle Safety School

Multiple Locations

Introductory course teaches students the basics of motorcycling through classroom instruction and training on an actual motorcycle

$90 $39

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One Day or 10 Hours of Computer Gaming or Internet Access at Kings Games (Half Off)

Kings Games

Brooklyn

Computer gaming and Internet keep people clicking for up to one full day with access to games, printers, and copiers

$50 $25

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$7 for $20 Groupon — Empire All Stars Bklyn

Empire All Stars

Brooklyn

From the merchant: learn all basic skills affiliated with cheerleading and tumbling . Check our website for available tumbling classes

$20 $7

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Three or Six Half-Hour Music Lessons at Williamsburg School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Williamsburg School of Music

Williamsburg

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through lessons on the piano, guitar, drums, or voice

$120 $59

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One Month of Dance Classes for Kids, Adults, or Couples at La Nueva Salsa De Hoy Dance Studio (Up to 56% Off)

La Nueva Salsa De Hoy Dance Studio

Brooklyn

In a welcoming studio, students of all skill levels can learn the sensual rhythms of salsa dancing solo or with a partner

$60 $29

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$33 for $65 Worth of Music Lessons — Drum Lessons with David Ashkenazy

Drum Lessons With David Ashkenazy

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

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

$65 $33

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Outdoor Photography Class or a Photography-Based Day Trip from Discover Outdoors (Up to 58% Off)

Discover Outdoors

Multiple Locations

Students take to the outdoors to snap photos of wildlife on a nature hike or a landmark such as the Brooklyn Bridge or Central Park

$69 $29

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$110 for $200 Worth of Services at Center of Art and Imagination

Center of Arts and Imagination

Bath Beach

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

$200 $110

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5-Week Speech-Therapy and Brain-Training Session or One Speech-Therapy Session at Robateau & Associates (Up to 63% Off)

Robateau & Associates

Clinton Hill

Certified clinicians help students improve their language skills and thinking, improving academic performance and behavior

$2,700 $998

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Two Tutoring Sessions from The Learning Shell (55% Off)

The Learning Shell

Brooklyn

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

$250 $112

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$71 for $150 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — CPR CLASSES

Cpr Courses

BROOKLYN

Perfect your First Aid and CPR skills from a New York State EMT; AHA certification for both new students and those seeking recertification

$150 $71

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$545 for $990 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Friends of Bedford Educational Center

Friends Of Bedford, Inc.

Brooklyn

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

$990 $545

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$99 for $180 Groupon — Slopetopia Music School

Slopetopia Music School

Park Slope

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

$180 $99

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3 or 6 Private Haitian Creole Lessons from The Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York (Up to 60% Off)

The Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York

Dummy

Teachers travel to your home for one-on-one Haitian Creole lessons

$180 $72

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Two-Day Darkroom Photography Course at ArtPhotoArt (63% Off)

Artphotoart

Brooklyn

Learn how to take photographs using 35mm film, develop your own photos, and print your photos

$100 $37

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Online or In-Person Real-Estate Licensing Course at New York Real Estate Institute (Up to 75%Off)

New York Real Estate Institute

Multiple Locations

School offers online or in-person seminars & textbooks that prepare aspiring real-estate agents for success in sales for the past 25 years

$395 $139

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$84 for $200 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Asian Community United Society

Asian Community United Society

Sunset Park

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

$200 $84

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Online or In-Person Real-Estate Licensing Course at Real Estate Training Center (Up to 77% Off)

Real Estate Training Center

Multiple Locations

School offers online or in-person seminars & e-books that prepare aspiring real-estate agents for success in sales for the past 25 years

$465 $109

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Air Conditioner Inspection and Test or Oil Change, Wiper Blades and Air Filter at Ultramotive Inc (Up to 71% Off)

Ultramotive Inc

Kensington & Parkville

Technicians check AC efficiency or keep cars running smoothly with routine oil change, new wiper blades and air filter

$79 $23

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Driving-School Package or Two Bus-Driving Lessons at Access2Drive Driving School (Up to 58% Off)

Access2Drive Driving School

Multiple Locations

Bilingual driving instructors teach automotive essentials or prepare students to earn their commercial driver licenses

$140 $59

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Two or Four One-Hour Private Guitar Lessons at Guitar Lessons NYC (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Lessons NYC

New York

Students learn to play the guitar in one-on-one lessons with an experienced instructor

$240 $99

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Homebuyer's Workshop or Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Course at Real Estate Education Center (Up to 77% Off)

Real Estate Education Center

Multiple Locations

Prelicensure course teaches students the business of real estate; Homebuyer’s Workshop offers a simple breakdown of the home-buying process

$130 $45

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One Month of Adult Salsa or Kids Dance Classes for One or Two at Latin Fever Dance Studio (Up to 58% Off)

Latin Fever Dance Studio

Flatbush - Ditmas Park

Adults can learn sensual steps to move to Latin music; kids dance classes include ballet, tap, hip hop, salsa, or pop

$65 $29

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A Private Music Lesson from Garrin Benfield Guitar Lessons (46% Off)

Brooklyn Guitar Lessons

Williamsburg

Acoustic or electric guitar instruction with patient, friendly teacher; we use an intuitive approach that emphasizes listening

$100 $54

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$279 for a 10-Hour GED, SAT, or GRE Math Class at Math Made Easy ($599 Value)

Math Made Easy

Math Made Easy

Dynamic teachers lead small classes that ensure personal attention while teaching test-taking strategies and giving comprehensive reviews

$599 $279

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Mixology Course for One, Two, or Four at Huckleberry Bar (Up to 48% Off)

Huckleberry Bar

Williamsburg

Expert mixologists detail proper techniques for making craft cocktails while having students taste drink ingredients individually

$60 $35

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$40 for $80 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Little Genius Prep Inc.

Little Genius Prep Inc.

Brooklyn

From the merchant: We offer test prep for the SAT, SHSAT, OLSAT, Common Core and Gifted and Talented (Mark Twain school, etc.) exams.

$80 $40

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$30 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons at DG Rockers Guitar School

DG Rockers Guitar School

Dyker Heights

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

$60 $30

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Pre-Auto-Licensing, Intro to Motorcycles, or Forklift Class at Ferrari Driving School (Up to 62% Off)

Ferrari Driving School

Multiple Locations

DMV-mandated pre-license class includes films & lectures; motorcycle class does not require permit; forklift class grants OSHA certification

$45 $19

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$47 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Istein Education Center ($156 Value)

Istein education center

Forest Hills

Learn a musical instrument of your choice at a pace that’s comfortable for you

$156 $47

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60- or 90-Minute Private Makeup Lesson or 60-Minute Lesson for Two at Shara Makeup Studio (Up to 70% Off)

Shara Makeup Studio

Dominique Salon

Makeup artists with 10 years of experience guide students through makeup selection and step-by-step application

$125 $44

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4, 8, or 12 Private Mandarin Classes for Ages 3–18 at Talent Prep (Up to 65% Off)

Talent Prep

New York

Students aged 3–18 gain Mandarin Chinese language skills through one-on-one instruction

$236 $89

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$98 for $200 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Origins Tutoring

Origins Tutoring

New York

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

$200 $98

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Group Singing Lessons at Vocal Boot Camp (Up to 55% Off)

Vocal Boot Camp

Shetler Studios

Vocal coach builds confident singing through endurance, ear-training, breath, and projection exercises seven days a week

$199 $98

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5 or 10 Movement-Therapy Classes at The Feldenkrais Institute (Up to 72% Off)

The Feldenkrais Institute

Chelsea

1-hour daily exercise classes modify the nervous system’s movement habits, which improves posture, eases pain, & boosts muscles’ efficiency

$125 $35

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$89 for a Student Assessment and Four Group Tutoring Sessions at Thinking Tree Inc. ($180 Value)

Thinking Tree Inc.

Sheepshead Bay

Professional tutors work with kids in groups during tutoring sessions in any subject

$180 $89

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180-Minute Digital Photography Workshop at Photolosophy (46% Off)

Photolosophy

Chelsea

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

$160 $86

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One or Three Private 60-Minute Piano Lessons from David Sklar Studios (Up to 68% Off)

David Sklar Studios

Upper West Side

Experienced musician David Sklar teaches students of all ages to play piano using a mixture of technique, music theory, and ear training

$120 $39

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5 or 10 Salsa Dance Classes for One or Two People at Karisma Dancers (67% Off)

Karisma Dancers

Upper West Side

Seasoned dancers from a highly lauded dance company impart their skills to students, covering salsa fundamentals in a group setting

$75 $25

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$165 for $300 Worth of Services at Avenue Music Room

Avenue Music Room

New York

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

$300 $165

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$798 for a Project Management Professional–Certification Four-Day Prep Course at EreStar, Inc. ($1,995 Value)

EreStar, Inc.

New York

Students gain valuable knowledge that is in alignment with PMI’s fifth edition of the PMBoK as well as helpful studying and testing tips

$1,995 $798

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Guitar, Piano, Bass, or Ukulele Lessons at Guitar Cities New York (Up to 56% Off)

Guitar Cities

Midtown Center

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

$90 $42

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$600 for Six Weeks of Project Management Classes at Cambridge Business Institute ($1,499 Value)

Cambridge Business Institute

Garment District

Learn managerial skills for careers in construction management, IT, and engineering during hands-on sessions; earn certificate of completion

$1,499 $600

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Introductory Forex Course, Analysis and Strategies Course, or Both from Tudor City Capital LLC (Up to 81% Off)

Tudor City Capital LLC

Koreatown

Courses in foreign-currency trading teach the basics or how to analyze and strategize at a higher level

$599 $130

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One or Three Photography Workshops from PhotoManhattan (Up to 62% Off)

PhotoManhattan

Flatiron District

Professional photographers instruct beginner and advanced shutterbugs in two-hour photography workshops around NYC

$75 $29

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Five Weeks of Adult French Classes, or French for Travelers at The French Language Salon (Up to 51% Off)

The French Language Salon

Upper East Side

Teachers help students develop vocabulary skills through conversation; one-time three-hour travelers course teaches common essential phrases

$79 $39

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Eight-Week Online or In-Person GMAT Test-Prep Course from Manhattan Review (Up to 75% Off)

Manhattan Review

Chicago

Acclaimed, eight-week classes are interactive and cover all aspects of the GMAT while employing practice tests

$990 $245

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Two-Visit Upholstery Course for One or Two at Save A Thon Stores (Up to 62% Off)

Save A Thon Stores

East Harlem

Inside 40-year-old store with fabric from around the world, seasoned seamsters teach the fundamentals of upholstery; supplies provided

$58.50 $26

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$125 for Security-Guard Training at Sfinity ($250 Value)

Sfinity

Financial District

The package includes 8 hours of training, 16 hours of on-the-job training, and fire guard training

$250 $125

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Five-Hour MV-278 Pre-Licensing Course for One or Two from Action Driving School (50% Off)

Action Driving School

Forest Hills

The pre-licensing class concludes with a one-year certificate and the MV-278 form that is required to schedule a NY State DMV road test

$40 $20

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$225 for a Five-Week Dental Billing Course at Precise Today ($1,000 Value)

Precise Today

Precise Today

Learn how to efficiently and correctly bill dental services during a five-week course that teaches dental terminology, anatomy, and coding

$1,000 $225

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One or Three 60-Minute Voice Lessons at Collaborative Teaching Artists (Up to 59% Off)

Collaborative Teaching Artists

New York

Professionally-experienced teacher works with a student to refine singing techniques that can be applied to all styles, from jazz to opera

$80 $39

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Ballroom Sampler Group Classes with Optional Private Lessons at Studio Q'dance (Up to 67% Off)

Studio Q'dance

Multiple Locations

Four-class sampler includes: foxtrot and west coast swing; waltz and tango; rumba and cha cha cha; and salsa and review

$80 $35

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60-Minute Dining-Ettiquette Lesson for One or Two at Polished Social Image Consultants (64% Off)

Polished Social Image Consultants

New York

Image consultant Samantha von Sperling’s etiquette lesson covers a meal from beginning to end, including greeting, conversation, and dining

$300 $109

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Commercial Casting NY Studio Experience NY Kids & Teens (60% Off)

Actors Connection Kids & Teens

Clinton

Wonder what its like to be in a commercial? On November 23, kids ages 7–17 experience a two-hour session in our on-camera New York studio!

$73 $29

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New York Notary or Real-Estate-Salesperson Licensing Course from Ivy Real Estate Education (Up to 67% Off)

Ivy Real Estate Education

Garment District

Notary licensing course covers NYS notary exam topics; 75-hour licensing course informs students interested in buying or selling real estate

$75 $35

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Mixology, Beer, or Wine Class or Bartender Bootcamp at American Bartenders School (Up to 79% Off)

American Bartenders School

Chelsea

Learn the nuances of various types of liquor, wine, or beer plus drink-making techniques from established bartenders at accredited school

$89.99 $19

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How-to Self-Massage Class or One or Three Wellness and Nutrition Classes at Park Avenue Nutrition (Up to 65% Off)

Park Avenue Nutrition

Upper East Side

30-minute group classes about soothing self-massage and reflexology or wellness and nutrition topics like hydrating and staving off cravings

$85 $35

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60-Minute Musical Instrument Lesson at Steel X Plosion (53% Off)

Steel X Plosion

New York

From the merchant: Learn to play the steel drums from one of the best steel drum players in the world, Freddy Harris III.

$80 $38

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One Private Instrument Lesson at VAR Guitar Lessons (44% Off)

Var Guitar Lessons

Clinton

Texas-born strummer wants you to learn from the master

$25 $14

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Tax Savings Course for One or Two at TaxTerminal.com (Up to 57% Off)

Tax Terminal

NYC Seminar & Conference Center

Learn how to maximize personal or business savings and navigate changes to the 2014-2015 tax code with intensive tax savings course

$99 $45

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Music Playgroup for Kids at MusicRound @ Small World Connect (Up to 51% Off). Two Locations Available.

Kids Music Round @ Small World Connect

Multiple Locations

Little ones explore the world of music with their guardians during finger plays, sing-alongs, and rhythm-instrument-play time

$158 $79

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One or Two Career Tech Education Courses from Jobconnectus Training Institute (Up to 83% Off)

Jobconnectus Training Institute

Midtown South Central

Students prepare for careers with courses in social media science, A/V communication, health sciences, finance, and business

$648 $149

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$49 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Flute Lessons with Barbara Siesel

Flute Lessons With Barbara Siesel

New York

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

$90 $49

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Speed Reading 101 Class for One or Two from Speedlearning Institute (Up to 86% Off)

Speedlearning Institute

Upper East Side

Instructors divulge tested techniques aiming to boost long-term memory, concentration, and reading speed in classes held at a university

$695 $109

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Four Weeks or One Month of Latin Dance Classes for One or Two at Ritmo Suave Dance Studio (Up to 64% Off)

Ritmo Suave Dance Studio

Woodhaven

A pair of expert choreographers teaches the sensual steps of Latin dance styles such as salsa, merengue, and bachata

$60 $26

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"How to Fly For Free" Courses from Travel Masters Academy (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Travel Masters Academy

New York

Courses help travelers earn numerous frequent flyer miles without leaving the ground, & redeem them for nearly free flights around the world

$100 $39

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$20 for $40 Groupon — iBridge Language LLC

Ibridge Language Llc

New York

This one-hour basic Mandarin class will teach you Chinese commonly used in social settings.

$40 $20

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$550 for a Persian and Farsi Language Course at NY Persian Cultural Center ($1,130 Value)

NY Persian Cultural Center

Crown Heights

Over the course of 15 90-minute classes, students learn to speak Persian and Farsi with an emphasis on Persian culture

$1,130 $550

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$248 for $450 Worth of Music Lessons — Freddy Charles Music

Freddy Charles Music

New York

Three 45-minute guitar or drum lessons with recording artist Freddy Charles

$450 $248

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$29 for a Boating-Safety Course at NYC Captain ($60 Value)

NYC Captain

Multiple Locations

Eight-hour course with provided materials renders a boating-safety certificate

$60 $29

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Voiceover Workshop for Ages 8–16 or an Animation Workshop for Ages 9–16 at Shine at Hothead Studios (Up to 53% Off)

Shine At Hothead Studios

Midtown Center

Voiceover class covers commercial, radio, and promo work; animation class explores program behind ParaNorman and Frankenweenie

$145 $69

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5 or 10 Guitar Lessons at GotChops Music (Up to 88% Off)

GotChops Music

Manhattanville

Musician with two decades of experience and an album under his belt teaches guitar lessons at his studio or in Manhattan homes

$255 $35

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$50 for $100 Groupon — PandaManda Education

Pandamanda

Tribeca

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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$99 for a Two-Day Bartending Certification PE and a Flair Course at Allstar Bartenders Training ($345 Value)

Allstar Bartenders Training

Multiple Locations

Bartending courses held in mock cocktail lounge educate students in art and science of bottle flips and mixed-drink preparation

$345 $99

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One-Hour Voice Lesson at Krowne Vocal School (50% Off)

Krowne Vocal School

New York City

We offer effective lessons for pop, rock, and soul singing; unfold your true potential in an extremely supportive environment

$50 $25

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$120 for $240 Groupon — Brooklyn Guitar Lessons with Bryan Wade

Brooklyn Guitar Lessons With Bryan Wade

New York

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

$240 $120

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Three or Six Mommy & Me Classes in Yoga, Music, or Baking at Preschool of the Arts (Up to 57% Off)

Preschool of the Arts

East Village

Moms and kids bond over 6-week courses in yoga, baking, or music

$90 $39

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At more than 900 learning centers across the world, Sylvan Learning offers kids a leg up through personalized programs prescribed by an in-depth skills assessment. Students build on past lessons to learn progressively, and sessions may hone in on different disciplines, granting kids the confidence to interpret literature and the rhetorical skills needed to negotiate a later bedtime. The positive mindset of personable, invested instructors helps to inspire kids to greater academic feats, as does a prize program that rewards hard work with CDs and gift cards.

1919 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island,
NY
US

We focus on logical thinking, critical thinking and problem solving abilities of a child while making it fun and engaging.

We help master English systematically based on basic language, listening, speaking, reading and writing.

1461 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island,
NY
US

Classes are available every Saturday from November–January, with three-hour classes running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and eight-hour classes running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

990 Bay St
Staten Island,
NY
US

At Dea Music & Art School, instructors teach youngsters the fundamentals of artistic expression and musical performance. Art lessons teach the essentials of composition and visual narrative, whereas music lessons include piano, guitar, and violin as well as standard voice lessons and a musical-theater program.

19 Saint Marys Ave
Staten Island,
NY
US

Pete Lawson's passion for the martial arts is more than 30 years old, reaching all the way back to when he took his first karate lesson in Jamaica when he was 13 years old. His love for the discipline blossomed, eventually earning him five black belts, a spot in world tournaments, and the opportunity to spar against master martial artists. He also studied Brazilian jiujitsu under renowned master Renzo Gracie, one of the sons of Brazil's famed family of martial artists. As a believer in the saying "to whom much is given, much is required," Lawson decided to put his accolades and experience to good use founding and teaching at his own academy, Brooklyn Martial Arts. Today, he offers classes for all levels of Brazilian jiujitsu and mixed martial arts, preparing students for everything from self-defense to competition.

Lawson also imparts lessons of discipline and perseverance to little ones in kids' classes, using martial arts as a platform to improve their schoolwork, teach them nonviolent ways to deal with bullies, and strengthen their listening skills by having them perform pushups with their ears. They even host birthday parties for kids, where the birthday boy or girl cuts the cake with a real sword and competes in fun and friendly martial-arts-based games and activities.

289 Livingston St, 3rd Fl
Downtown Brooklyn,
NY
US

Each era has its own distinct style, whether it's the flapper fashions of the Roaring Twenties or the bell-bottomed disco inferno of the 1970s. Yet, as colorful, irreverent, and chest-hair friendly as certain fashions have been over time, they all originated from a humble needle and thread. "Sewing," as co-owner and co-founder of Esaie Couture Design School Wanda Bruno says, "is totally creative, but practical. It's one of those skills that you have for a lifetime."

Wanda's first foray into the fashion world was as a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she studied tailoring and menswear. The specificity and accuracy tailoring required established a firm foundation for her skills, which she used to land roles on design teams at Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, and Ralph Lauren, where she worked during the launch of Polo Sport in the early 1990s. No matter her place of employment, her style philosophy remained timeless: "Ill-fitting clothes throughout the ages will never look good. A good fit is tremendously important."

Wanda now shares her tailoring talents with the homemakers, hobbyists, and aspiring designers who populate her school. There, instructors reveal sewing basics during intensive single-day workshops and teach new skills. During long-term workshops ranging from four or six weeks to three or six months, students build skills that help them construct career paths in the fashion industry or to start their own businesses.

944 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US