The professional, classically trained instructors at Noble Art Institute of Music edify instrument wranglers with in-depth music lessons. Students ages 3 and up tuck into one-on-one sessions with degreed teachers. Each lesson is customized to the participant's level and based upon his or her needs, teaching classical-guitar students to master chords, piano scholars to sail through scales, and vocal apprentices to tailor their arias to a particular concert hall or elevator. Those who continue at the school can participate in year-round events, such as recitals, chamber-music ensembles, community-service gatherings, and clandestine hoedowns, which strictly forbid sheet music.
At Trendz Beauty Academy, savvy stylists and aestheticians join forces to churn out a fresh generation of cosmetologists, nail technicians, and barbers versed in the latest beautifying techniques. Licensed instructors supervise novice pamperers as they douse visages with Dermalogica products to awaken baby blues in the revitalizing eye-rescue treatment ($10) or gift countenances a mini facial ($15) to leave mugs as healthy and brilliant as Aristotle's fitness routine. Brow and lip waxes ($4.50 each) prep skin canvasses for a makeup artist's mineral-dusted brush during a makeover ($10). Meanwhile, hot-oil bathes paws during a manicure ($8) as pedicures revamp footscapes ($10) and stylize toe puppets. Hairs services, such as natural-hair braiding, are also available.
Founded by Pilates master Susan Fox, The Core Center is a 4,500-square-foot facility featuring a large space for group classes and two areas for equipment classes. Along with select members of her staff, Fox holds a license in Fletcher Pilates, a variation of the original Pilates method that emphasizes movements that emerge organically throughout the routine. The center also plays host to Zumba, Yamuna, and dance classes, all of which welcome students with two left feet as long as they bring their own pairs of left shoes.
Sharonda Pryer founded Little Bytes Adventure Learning to teach kids that computers are more than games and apps; they a crucial resource for information. Sharonda and her team of certified instructors maintain small class sizes, providing one-on-one attention to children ages 3 to 8 as they navigate the educational software. The program introduces kids to the fundamentals of email, keyboard use, and the internet through fantasy locales such as the E-mail Trail and Internet Island. Children can also log-in at home with their parents to review previous lessons, practice online activities, and manage their stock portfolios.
Easton Yoga's staff invites yogis of all bendabilities to explore the challenging and rewarding practice of yoga in a colorful and calming studio housed in a remodeled 19th-century townhouse. An unlimited punch card grants muscle manipulators access to 24 open yoga classes per week, which can help improve circulation, alleviate stress, and grant the flexibility necessary to doff one's cap using a pinky toe. A beginner basics class lays a solid foundation for budding yogis, and flow classes encourage students to explore new postures and bolster strength. Classes run 75–90 minutes in length, and students are encouraged to bring their own mat, although studio mats are available for rental ($2).