Learning in Detroit

95% Off CompTIA Certification Courses

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

Up to 67% Off ITIL Foundation Course at IT Training Zone

IT Training Zone

Online Deal

$299 $99

While studying at your own pace, learn everything from ITIL terminology to concepts and processes

81% Online Programming Course

Webucator

Online Deal

$149.85 $29

Learn to work with JavaScript and XML with this self-guided online programming course

Up to 93% Off Online Social Media Courses

Social Media Academy

Online Deal

$497 $59

Social media strategists impart the skills needed to succeed in Internet marketing, with online courses in Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

Up to 55% Off Digital-Photography Workshop

Digital Photo Academy

Downtown

$99 $49

Professional photographers teach students how to light and frame images of natural sights and landmarks

95% Off Online Photography Course

iPhotography

Online Deal

$849 $39

The 18 modules hone students' skills with an array of learning tools, including real-world assignments, video tutorials, and simulations

26% Off Kids' Art Camp

Nozomi Live Photography Workshops

Detroit

$200 $149

Children learn to take professional photographs during one-week classes

45% Off Photography Classes

Dominique Spina Photography

Redeem from Home

$99 $54

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

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar Lessons from Dangerous Guitar 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

C$134.55 C$18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 77% Off Online Reading Lessons

Red Apple Reading

Online Deal

C$169 C$39

Children improve their reading and writing skills with an online series of educational games and videos aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds

Up to 95% Off Online Photography or Adobe Classes

Photo Art Studio

Online Deal

$422.57 $39

During comprehensive 14-hour online courses, pupils master digital-photography techniques and polish image-editing or web-development skills

Up to 95% Off Online Microsoft Excel Training

Excel With Business

Online Deal

$250 $25

Standard or advanced courses help users tap into Microsoft Excel’s business-boosting potential via online exercises, videos, and testing

91% Off Web Design Class

NotreCafe

Windsor

C$279 C$24.99

Two-hour web design class teaches participants to configure and design a website using WordPress

97% Off Online Database Admin Training

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

93% Off TESOL-Certification Course

TESOLS.com

Online Deal

C$944 C$69

Online course grants internationally recognized certification to teach English as a secondary language

C$29 for Online Business-Success Course from Jeffrey Gitomer

Jeffrey Gitomer

Online Deal

C$299 C$29

Legendary salesman and author of Little Red Book of Selling offers easy-to-grasp business insight to help fuel success in any field

Brain Fitness Program from MindSparke

MindSparke

Online Deal

C$59.85 C$19

Brain training program improves cognitive stamina, focus, and memory with increasingly complex visual and aural working memory exercises

Up to 55% Off Dance Classes

Mistalocks

Ferndale

$50 $25

Certified dance teacher helps beginners learn the art of salsa dancing or tango

Up to 81% Off Lessons at Axis Music Academy

Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $15

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

75% Off Book-Writing Class Package

Destiny House Publishing, LLC

Southfield Civic Center

$399 $99

Independent self-publishing house imparts the basics of writing a book and publishing it yourself

51% Off Michigan Real Estate Licensing Course

Real Estate One Academy

Multiple Locations

$120 $59

State-approved 40-hour real-estate class encompasses law, math, terminology, and licensing material to prep students for state exams

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Grosse Ile

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

66% Off Makeup Lesson and Brow Shaping

Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique

Franklin

$145 $49

A pair of skilled aestheticians brings 50+ years of experience to makeup instruction designed to simplify beauty routines

43% Off Music Lessons

Music Achievers Conservatory

Sterling Heights

$30 $17

From the merchant: One 30-minute private piano or vocal lesson with a certified instructor at our Sterling Heights or Lake Orion location.

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons

Maestro Music Academy

Westland

$50 $25

Professional music educators teach the basics in piano, guitar, violin, voice, and other private lessons

Half Off at Rock and Roll Prep School

Rock and Roll Prep School

Macomb

$150 $75

Instructors teach students the basics of chosen instrument; party provides multiple instructors and instruments in rehearsal room

44% Off Airbrush-Makeup Class at Astute Artistry

Astute Artistry

Astute Artistry

$800 $450

Makeup artist who worked on the 2006 Oscars teaches pros how to apply airbrush makeup for TV, film, or special occasions such as weddings

Up to 53% Off Safety Course

Cleland's Outdoor World

Monclova

$40 $19

(18)

Classes teach students how to prepare to protect themselves in familiar and unknown surroundings using both violent and nonviolent methods

Up to 69% Off Entrepreneurship Class

Smith Entrepreneurial Training

Ameri Center of Novi

$79 $29

Courses created by Eric J. Smith, a business-management and development consultant for Fortune 500 companies who also has finance background

Up to 57% Off Private Drum Lessons 

Tom Twiss Drum Studio

Ann Arbor

$30 $15

Professional drummer with 37 years of experience teaches private drum set, percussion, and timpani lessons for all skill and age levels

Up to 58% Off Guitar Lessons

Master Guitar Teacher

Howell

$70 $35

Equally versed in classical and pop styles, guitarist Ken Puterbaugh teaches students fundamental scales, soloing techniques, and songs

50% Off Music Lessons

Fusion Violin Studio

Perrysburg

$20 $10

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

60% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Aloha Mind Math

Okemos

$275 $110

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

Up to 60% Off Lego Robotics or ACT Prep

Sylvan Learning Center

Springfield

$225 $99

Students learn valuable STEM skills by building and programming Lego robots; test-taking skills are evaluated in a ACT-prep course

67% Off at Tab's Guitar Lessons

Tabs Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$165 $55

Experienced musician teaches beginner and intermediate guitar players skills in theory, technique, chords, tab, and performance

Select Local Merchants

Preservation Detroit, founded in 1975, is Detroit's oldest group dedicated to historic preservation. Over the past three decades, the architectural preservation organization has become a leading advocate for the protection and rehabilitation of Detroit's historic abodes, skyscrapers, and culturally rich sites. They have used a variety of educational and research programs, along with advocacy and awareness campaigns to help grow support for the conservation Detroit's built heritage. Part of this mission includes encouraging the redevelopment of neighborhoods throughout the city around these historic structures, providing an anchor for residential areas and helping increase economic investment.

An all-volunteer organization, Preservation Detroit's staff continues to nurture their community's passion for historical treasures through lectures, seasonal newsletters, and tours. The organization continues to live up to its name; it recently helped conduct a historic preservation resource survey that recorded property-by-property information in six historic Detroit districts.

4735 Cass Ave
Detroit,
MI
US

Raindance Filmmaking's practical filmmaking and writing workshops break the daunting cinema-creation process into digestible lectures as industry professionals lead talks to elevate the aptitude of independent filmmakers and artists. Courses replete with script-format guides, sample CVs, and storyboard templates accompany prolific producers' various lectures. Students can select courses that teach film industry basics including how to build a budget, choose a camera, and promote themselves without having to change their names to Spike Spielberg. Some classes conclude with networking sessions at local bars where participants can trade business cards to further their cinematic pursuits.

5045 Anthony Wayne Drive
Detroit,
MI
US

The Detroit Institute of Arts takes the “s” at the end of its name seriously. The immense Beaux Arts building on Woodward Avenue isn’t only a setting for a top-tier collection of visual works that include Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes, a van Gogh self-portrait, and ancient sculptures from Africa and Asia. It also opens the doors of its lecture halls, event spaces, and auditoriums for craft workshops, wide-ranging talks from historians and people who know how to draw really good cubes, film, and music. The latter two art forms find a home in the Detroit Film Theatre, a gilded, neoclassical auditorium that preserves a sense of coziness amid the grandeur.

3011 W Grand Blvd
Detroit,
MI
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.

2001 15th Street
Detroit,
MI
US

Whether she’s snapping shots of Lil Wayne’s sparkling grin, the urban landscape of Detroit, or the Arab American National Museum, photographer Asia Hamilton inspires people to view the world from a new perspective. Her photography raises awareness on issues of waste and consumption, and strives to unmask the beauty hidden in a cityscape.

When she’s not on a globetrotting, eye-opening adventure, she’s teaching aspiring photographers at her studio, Nozomi Live Photography & Design. She demystifies photography concepts such as lighting and composition before taking shutterbugs out on urban excursions, where they can practice techniques in the bustling city. She helps her protégés feel more comfortable using their cameras’ manual settings, making the picture-snapping devices feel like an extension of their bodies without duct tape or cybernetic surgery.

5101 Loraine St
Detroit,
MI
US

In the 1980s, Preston Jackson Sr. and his wife Anna had a vision to equip women from all walks of life with the tools and skills necessary for a career in cosmetology, manicuring, and aesthetics. In the spirit of that inclusive philosophy, Preston and Anna didn't just open a beauty school here in the United States—they also opened the first ever beauty school in the West African nation of Togo. Two decades after that illustrious beginning, the institution known today as P&A Scholars is not just a certified beauty school, it's also a place where clients can get professional-level hair, nail, or skin treatments from supervised senior students before they graduate to work their magic in high-end salons or the wig rooms of the rich and famous.

12001 Grand River Ave
Detroit,
MI
US