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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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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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$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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$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 (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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$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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One, Four, or Eight African-Drumming Classes at Sound and Rhythm Drumming Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Sound and Rhythm Drumming Studio

Portland

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

$12.50 $4.50

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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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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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$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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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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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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$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 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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$67 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 $67

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For 10 years, New Era Computers has taught students to bend computers to their will with software-wrangling classes that congregate in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings. Instructors employ individual attention and hands-on learning to unveil the mysteries behind Microsoft Word (a $180 value), Excel (a $225¬–$275 value), PowerPoint (a $180 value), Access (a $225–$275 value), or the accounting prowess of QuickBooks (a $225 value). Beginning courses impart basic skills, while intermediate courses delve into more complex studies and allow students to build their own scale model of the Internet. Classes meet in two-hour sessions, either twice a week for three weeks or three times a week for two weeks. New Era Computers' schedule lets prospective students peruse a convenient timeslot and teaches them how to introduce themselves in binary.

2328 Pacific Ave
Forest Grove,
OR
US

Brains need workouts, too, according to the founders of Braingystics, a licensed Brainobrain learning center. Here, adults, seniors, and children aged 4–14 hone their abilities to listen, learn, and tackle nearly any problem that comes their way. The center’s whole-brain development program revolves around games, coaching, and brain training that incorporates neuro-feedback, music therapy, and multisensory exercises. As kids hone their math and reading skills, they build confidence, creativity, and a vocabulary as broad and sophisticated as an ocean with a British accent. To help all children achieve their true potential, the center offers learning assessments and therapy for gifted children as well as those with challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism-spectrum disorders. Seniors can attend classes that use both instructor-based and technologically enhanced exercises to keep mental faculties sharp and improve emotional health. Adults 18 years and older can also benefit from brain training, beginning with an assessment to determine mental fitness and continuing with small-group classes or one-on-one coaching, which can enhance focus, memory, and communication skills, and even help with weight-loss and stress-relief efforts.

5215 Northeast Elam Young Parkway
Hillsboro,
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.

270 East Main Street
Hillsboro,
OR
US

Meriwether National Golf Club invites players across the handicap spectrum to test their mettle at the 27-hole golf complex carved through the farmland of the Tualatin Valley. The club?s 18-hole, 6,719-yard layout incorporates open terrain, tree lines, and ponds that test golfers? ability to adapt to course conditions and phase out the indigenous birds demanding to use headcovers as nests. Golfers looking for an expedited round can loop the club?s nine-hole course, which lets players hone approach shots with six par 3s and three par 4s. Stationed next to the course, the Meriwether Grill remains open until 7 p.m. every night to provide post-round meals for those who haven?t spoiled their appetites by eating an unfavorable scorecard. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,719 yards from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Scorecard

5200 SW Rood Bridge Rd
Hillsboro,
OR
US

Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.

1322 NE Orenco Station Pkwy
Hillsboro,
OR
US

To best prepare their students for the unexpected, the NRA- and DPSST-certified instructors at RazorSix Tactical fuse modern mixed martial arts techniques with operational training based on historical units such as the WWII Office of Strategic Services and the U.S. Navy Seals. Within a controlled environment at either the client’s home or the business’s gym, they create combat scenarios based on actual street fights and demonstrate basic survival techniques. Outside the gym, the staff’s passion is in creating equipment based on its signature design theory.

1419 NE 25th Ave.
Hillsboro,
OR
US