Personal Development in Holden

Hair Extension Certification or Full Head of Hair Extensions from Beauty Pros International (Up to 63% 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 $372

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

Writer's Workshop For Kids

Framingham

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

$800 $400

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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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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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$89 for 30hrs of Driver's Ed Classes & 1st Road Lesson at Future Drivers of America ($180 Value)

Future Drivers of America

Chelmsford

Seasoned instructors guide novice drivers through 30 hours of classroom instruction and a road lesson

$180 $78

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Four or Eight Weeks of Musical Instrument Classes for Kids at Music Academy of Chelmsford (Up to 51% Off)

Music Academy of Chelmsford

Chelmsford

Musical Voyagers lets young kids try more than 40 instruments; music lessons focus on piano, violin and drums for kids five and up

$44 $22

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$82 for $250 Worth of Spanish Classes at ABC Spanish in Motion

ABC Spanish in Motion

Multiple Locations

Students gain Spanish-language skills in classes that incorporate music and movement

$250 $82

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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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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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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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$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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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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Two or Four One-Hour Music Lessons, or Two One-Hour Studio Sessions at LMI Studio (Up to 57% Off)

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

$90 $40

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All-Day TIPS Training and Art of Mixology Course for One or Two from Harvard Bartending Course (55% 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 $130

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Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 61% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

$260 $105

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"How to Fly For Free" Courses from Travel Masters Academy (Up to 72% 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 $29

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

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

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

$220 $110

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

Litewriting Photography

Clinton

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

$225 $124

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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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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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$59 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Falcetti Music ($131 Value)

Falcetti Music

Springfield

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

$131 $59

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30-Minute In-Studio Piano Lesson or One or Three 60-minute Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music (Up to 63% Off)

New England Studio of Music

Pawtucket

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

$30 $12

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

Rola Languages

Boston

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

$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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Professional bartenders teach in classrooms set up as fully functioning bars. The facilities present lifelike conditions for students to learn skills such as the proper shake and pour for a variety of cocktails, muddling raw ingredients, and getting the right amount of head on a draft beer. Courses also cover the technical elements of bartending, which may include setting up drink stations, understanding liquor laws and board-of-health requirements, and operating payment systems that accept both credit cards and gold ingots.

98 West Boylston Street
Worcester,
MA
US

In Control's titular crash prevention curriculum combines classroom and real-life instruction. During the 4.5-hour tutorial, expert instructors will explain how to best use your brakes and how to handle highway emergencies. A racecar driver will teach you how to keep control of the car as you slam on the brakes while driving at highway speed. You'll also learn how distractions affect your driving and receive expert tips for controlling your ability to stay moored upon this good, paved-over Earth. Using the company's vehicles, you'll be able to test your own reflexes and self-control on In Control's closed course.

Airport Dr.
Worcester,
MA
US

As a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and a 12-year veteran performer and teacher, Nate Wilson is equipped to impart his mastery of the keys to students of all ages and skill levels. Though his master’s degree is in jazz performance, Nate is well versed in the classical and Suzuki methods, as well as rock piano. Other possible topics include improvisation, songwriting, music theory, and the proper technique for deadlifting and smashing a piano after a scorching solo.

11 Gifford Drive
Worcester,
Massachusetts
US

Peace Art Paint and Sip hosts nightly creative classes, providing a fun bonding experience for couples or a ladies' night out. Inside the studio, visitors can post up at 16"x20" canvases with provided brushes and paints?and brought-along adult beverages, if they so desire. During each session, instructors lead students through easy-to-follow steps to complete a finished work of art ready to be displayed on a wall or used as a backdrop for a model train set.

65 James Street
Worcester,
MA
US

Ask the coed instructors of Streetwise Cycle School to name their favorite roads to ride, and they'll describe places that would rival the pictures in Condé Nast—New England's meandering back roads, South Dakota's arid Badlands, and Oregon's lush Cascade Mountains. Certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and upholding the training standards of the state's Motorcycle Rider Education Program, these instructors ready riders from beginner to advanced for their own open-road odysseys. Courses and private lessons in both motorcycle and scooter riding prepare riders to apply for their licenses. When they're not busy aiding current riders, Streetwise's team members also encourage new enthusiasts to explore motorcycling, arranging incentives through local dealers that include gift cards and discounts on diamond-encrusted helmets.

1000 Washington St. Route 1
Foxborough,
MA
US

Awarded Best Beauty School of 2009 by the U.S. Commerce Association, Cosmix School of Beauty deploys a cadre of nail-clinic pupils to renovate finger and toe armor under the expert guidance of qualified instructors. Employing high-end nailcare products by brands such as OPI, claw scholars first trim and file nails into smooth half-moons or craggy full-Plutos. After a blitz of meticulous buffing imbues digit shields with eye-blinding shine, the patron’s choice of polish instills fingernails, toenails, and dowdy wooly mammoth tusks with a piercing new color.

340 Maple St
Marlborough,
MA
US