Personal Development in Holbrook

$110 for 5 One-Hour Guitar Labs ($220 value) — Senchant's Art of Teaching

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

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$220 $110

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6-Hour Photography Workshop from LiteWriting Photography (45% Off)

Litewriting Photography

Clinton

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$225 $124

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$139 for a Construction Supervisor License Course at Massachusetts Construction School ($279 Value)

Massachusetts Construction School

Multiple Locations

Up-to-date course give students the tools they need to pass the construction supervisor exam on their first try

$279 $139

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$199 for 40-Hour Real-Estate Pre-Licensing Course at South Shore Real Estate Academy ($350 Value)

South Shore Real Estate Academy

Quincy

40-hour course covers real estate basics, allowing students to earn their pre-licensing requirement and kickstart their sales careers

$350 $199

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$14 for $25 Groupon — Guitar Lessons by Jeffrey Nevaras B.M. Berklee College of Music

Guitar Lessons By Jeffrey Nevaras Bm Berklee College Of Music

West Bridgewater

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$25 $14

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$50 for $90 Groupon — Yostos translation services

Yostos Translation Sservices

Pembroke

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

$90 $50

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Piano Lessons with Jack Colombo (Up to 64% Off)

Jack Colombo

The Stedfast School of Music and Arts LLC

A pianist for groups including The Drifters and Al Jardine of The Beach Boys teaches students of all ages in styles such as jazz and blues

$55 $20

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$95 for ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE Prep at Weston Wayland Success Learning Center ($220 Value)

Weston Wayland Success Learning Center

Multiple Locations

Teachers help students understand general-knowledge questions in preparation for the ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE (a school entrance exam)

$220 $95

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$129 for Flight Instruction with Ground Instruction and Photos at King Aviation Mansfield

King Aviation-Mansfield, Inc

Mansfield

FAA-certified instructors guide students through 30 minutes of flight; ground lesson, photo, and Q&A complete the experience

$312 $129

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Two or Four Private Piano Lessons or Two Group Choral Lessons for Kids at Yelena's Piano Studios (Up to 57% Off)

Yelena's Piano Studios

Yelena's Piano Studio

In the heart of Brookline Village, students learn to tickle the ivories on a Steinway grand piano

$64 $29

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Art of Mixology Class at The Urban Art Bar (Up to 63% Off)

The Urban Art Bar

Boston

Learn to craft creative cocktails

$70 $26

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$25 for $50 Worth of Language Classes — RoLa Languages

Rola Languages

Boston

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$50 $25

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Massage-and-Care Class for One or Two at Circle of Light Baby (62% Off)

Circle of Light Baby

Market Street Health

With daily gentle massages, you can nurture warmth and stimulate sensory benefits for your baby

$125 $48

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$59 for Three 45-Minute In-Studio Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music ($135 Value)

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

$135 $59

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2 or 4 Vocal Lessons with Optional Studio Time or Audio-Engineering Course at Bristol Studios (Up to 59% Off)

Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

Back Bay

Work with the coaches and producers that have helped develop artists for The Voice and for labels including Sony and Universal Records

$120 $55

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$49 for $110 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — OUT SALSA BOSTON

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

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$110 $49

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to Music Hour at Musicians' Playground (Up to 58% Off)

Musicians' Playground

Boston

During music hour, adults get their feet wet with the keyboard, a group of beginners, and drinks

$45 $22

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All-Day TIPS Training and Art of Mixology Course for One or Two from Harvard Bartending Course (57% Off)

Harvard Bartending Course

Harvard Square

Pro bartender with 25 years of experience teaches students to mix and present drinks, ending with TIPS drinking safety certification

$289 $124

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Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 56% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

$260 $119

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"How to Fly For Free" Courses from Travel Masters Academy (Up to 77% Off). Three Options Available.

Travel Masters Academy

Cambridge

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

$100 $23

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$150 for a One-Hour Headshot Session with Digital Images from Felix and Sara Photographers ($300 Value)

Felix and Sara Photographers

Felix and Sara Photographers

Husband-and-wife photography team shoots professional-looking headshots inside their home studio

$300 $150

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45-Minute Musical Instrument Lesson at Newton Guitar Academy (44% Off)

Newton Guitar Academy

Auburndale

From the merchant: One Single Lesson! With literature to take home

$50 $28

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$175 for 40-Hour Real Estate Course Plus Textbook at Metropolitan School of Real Estate ($350 Value)

Metropolitan School of Real Estate

Somerville

Over four 10-hour days, instructors prep students for the real-estate exam, teaching procedures, key terms, and the downtown housing market

$350 $175

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One, Two, or Three Kids' Group Drum Lessons at Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School (Up to 57% Off)

Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School

East Arlington

Longtime drum teacher instructs youth on keeping the beat through classes of up to 5 students

$25 $12

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Four Group Salsa-Dancing Classes at Stilo, Dance & More (Up to 50% Off)

Stilo, Dance & More

Lynn

Experienced Latin-dance instructor leads beginners and intermediate dancers through the steps of salsa dancing during one-hour lessons

$50 $25

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$400 for $800 Groupon — Writer's Workshop for Kids

Writer's Workshop For Kids

Framingham

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$800 $400

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One-Hour Voice Lesson at Stuart Gelin Vocal Studio (55% Off)

Stuart Gelin Vocal Studio

Burlington

Private voice lessons are focused on each student’s individual talents, needs, and desires

$29 $13

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$40 for $80 Groupon — New England Music Studio

New England Music Studio

Pawtucket

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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Flying Lesson or Flight Experience at Perception Prime Flight School (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Perception Prime Flight School

Beverly

Learn to fly a plane during an introductory or half-day lesson; a Discovery Flight takes guests up in the air with a trained pilot

$150 $89

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Four or Eight Private Tutoring Sessions at Great Place to Learn (Up to 54% Off)

Great Place to Learn

Multiple Locations

Experienced teachers help students hone study and writing skills, and prepare them for the SAT and other standardized tests

$192 $89

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Connection (Up to 62% Off)

The Music Connection

Danvers

Family owned music school in business for nearly two decades teaches students how to play the drums, piano, guitar, bass, sax, and more

$60 $29

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Two or Four Sessions of Academic Tutoring at New England Life Coaching and Tutoring (Up to 55% Off)

New England Life Coaching and Tutoring

Topsfield

Students in kindergarten through high school benefit from expert help in completing homework, improving grades, and preparing for quizzes

$120 $59

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Half-Hour Scenic Flight for Two or Two-Hour Intro Flight Experience for One from Noble AirVentures LLC (Up to 62% Off)

Noble AirVentures LLC

Stow

Scenic trips fly over Boston, Worcester, or Wachusett Mountain; after ground instruction, novice pilots take control of a Cessna 172

$285 $139

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One-Hour Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson for One or Two at Don's Flying Service Inc (50% Off)

Don's Flying Service Inc

Marlborough

FAA-certified instructors cover ground school basics, and then give students hands-on experience during a flight

$250 $125

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Three Dance Classes from BLACK MAMBA SALSA (44% Off)

Black Mamba Salsa

Westborough

From the merchant: Students will learn the fundamental techniques, rhythm /musicality, and intricate turn patterns.

$90 $50

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Hair Extension Certification or Full Head of Hair Extensions from Beauty Pros International (Up to 58% Off)

Beauty Pros International

Westborough

Stylists affix flowing strands of hair extensions to natural locks or instruct and certify clients in the art of extensions

$1,000 $425

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$149 for a 35-Hour Bartending Course at Professional School of Bartending ($299 Value)

Professional School of Bartending

Providence

Experienced bartenders lead hands-on courses, teaching students the recipes and preparation of a wide variety of traditional and new drinks

$299 $149

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Seven-Day Photography Course at Victoria Pavlov (55% Off)

Victoria Pavlov, Llc

Providence

Photography lessons for all levels teach you everything from photography to post-production skills, including digital painting

$150 $68

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Bartending Class for One or Two at Rhode Island Bartending School (Up to 64% Off)

Rhode Island Bartending School

Johnston

Bartending class can be completed throughout the course of two weekends, four days, or five nights

$300 $125

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Creative-Writing Class for One, Two, or Four from Ruth Sophia Herman (Up to 77% Off)

Ruth Sophia Herman

Maynard

Express yourself through creative writing with Ruth Sophia Herman, founder and director of Circle of Writers

$74 $39

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$20 for $37 Worth of Music Lessons — Musique Makers

Musique Makers

Acton

Experienced instructor will show you how to play flute, sax, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, bass, or piano; any style

$37 $20

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$55 for $100 Worth of Academic Classes — Lisa A Brown & Associates, LLC

Lisa A Brown & Associates, Llc

Fall River

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$100 $55

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$79 for an Eight-Week Language Course at Hemingway English Institute ($160 Value)

Hemingway English Institute

Fall River

Instructors teach languages from English as a second language to Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese

$160 $79

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Randolph Recreation bestows family members of any age with athletic activities, inducing giggles and fostering physical activity year-round. Kiddies and their caretakers can cannonball into serene waters or practice their butterfly stroke, calling upon lessons from their wisest monarch friend, at the Randolph Community Pool within Randolph High School. Open-swim sessions give swimmers the freedom to paddle about as they please, playing underwater games or swimming laps to whip bodies into shape.

70 Memorial Pkwy
Randolph,
MA
US

When Cherie Nelson left her finance job to work at a small brokerage firm, she had every confidence that her MBA and years of business experience would help her rise quickly through the ranks of real estate. But she found that there wasn't a streamlined method for her to learn the ropes. She harnessed her natural acumen by flipping into high gear, switching firms, and undergoing rigorous training, all of which allowed her to rocket to the top of the pack at her new company. Cherie eventually opted to forward her know-how to the next generation of agents by opening the Professional Real Estate Training Institute, which focuses on proper, comprehensive training. Today, the Institute offers basic training for aspiring agents, continuing education for established pros, and an ongoing opportunity for people who just like hanging out in other people's houses.

10 Mazzeo Dr.
Randolph,
MA
US

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

400 Franklin St
Braintree,
MA
US

Only a handful of years after graduating from art school, Michael Petringa was living an advertiser’s dream, acting as the head of the art department for a major corporation. However, Michael knew his true passion was painting. So, he gave up his job, sold his belongings, and set off for Italy. This courageous leap turned into a 15-year pilgrimage across Europe, where Michael learned and taught in art-rich locales in Florence, Munich, and England. As he traveled, he branched out from realism into styles such as abstraction, expressionism, and fingerpainting.

With his journey complete, Michael returned to the US and set up his own studio. In the ensuing 14 years, he’s shared his worldly knowledge with visiting students, all the while honing his craft in various mediums.

2 Garden Park
Braintree,
MA
US

American Kempo Karate Academy founder Mark DiNino is an eighth-degree black belt—and a father. In fact, three of his own children train at the academy, meaning the South Shore native shares many of the same hopes and concerns as other parents of AKKA students. But he also understands the benefits children can reap from the academy's program, which since 1995 has improved fitness and increased self-confidence, discipline, and concentration. Of course, kids aren't the only one's who can benefit from a boost in self-esteem, which is why AKKA also offers an adult program, where grownups can achieve similar gains and release stress brought on by their job or lack of homework.

170 Middle St.
Weymouth,
MA
US

The encouraging acting instructors at Drama Kids International mentor both shy and gregarious youth during acting classes that develop creativity and foster confidence. The drama program groups students by age or cereal preferences for acting classes that use an original curriculum to cultivate dialogue development, social skills, and improvisation prowess. Pupils can also partake in performance sessions that stretch from winter to spring as pintsize thespians prepare to put on shows such as Cleanest Town in Texas or The Grasshopper and the Ants. After weeks of preparation, students take the stage and aim for a Tony nomination as they show off their newly acquired ability to cry, laugh, pine, and miraculously survive a high-speed car chase all at the same time. Each lesson is carefully planned so that acting apprentices can enroll at any time and never repeat a lesson.

21 Triphammer Rd
Hingham,
MA
US