Personal Development in Huntington Park

$199 for 40 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School ($495 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$495 $199

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Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

One, Three, or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Piano Studies LA (Up to 55% Off)

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

$40 $20

Each lesson covers both technical and musical aspects of piano-playing, focusing on the student's choice of classical or popular songs

Web-Programming in ASP.net/C# Course, or Computer-Applications Course at Vcampus Global Education (50% Off)

Vcampus Global Education

Los Angeles

$300 $150

Students get certificates in web programming or learn how to use Windows 8 and and Microsoft Office

$270 for $600 Worth of After-School Programs for K-8 — Major Plus Academy

Major Plus Academy

Mid-Wilshire

$600 $270

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$38 for $85 Toward one hour guitar lesson (with extra 15 minute "how to practice" coaching session)

Zotzinmusic

Atwater Village

$85 $38

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$75 for $150 Worth of Makeup Classes — Tower 40 Salon

Tower 40 Salon

Mid-Wilshire

$150 $75

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$90 for $200 Worth of Bar-tending Classes at Earn Money Bartending

Earn Money Bartending

Mid-Wilshire

$200 $90

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Three or Five Hours of Vocal or Acting Coaching at Aurora Music from Patrick Stalinski (Up to 72% Off)

Aurora Music

Los Angeles

$225 $69

Trained tenor vocalist helps students strengthen their singing voices or hone their acting chops

Smoky-Eye-Makeup Workshop or a Comprehensive Makeup Course at Los Angeles Make-Up School (Up to 73% Off)

Los Angeles Make-Up School

Hollywood

$539 $149

Smoky-eye workshops come with a Too Faced eye-shadow palette; comprehensive classes cover smoky-eye and cat-eye looks along with airbrushing

$75 for $150 Groupon — Studio Arts

Studio Arts

Los Angeles

$150 $75

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120-Minute Photography Class at Interactive Education Concepts - Photography (55% Off)

Gary Alexander Photography

Los Angeles

$99 $45

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$45 for $99 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services at Aloha Mind Math Reading Writing Burbank

Aloha Mind Math Reading Writing Burbank

Redeem from Home

$99 $45

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One, Two, or Three Educational Therapy Sessions with Initial Consultation from The Learning Gym (Up to 73% Off)

The Learning Gym

West Los Angeles

$350 $99

Educational therapy helps kids refine their organization and time-management skills, prepare for tests, and cope with learning disabilities

$15.99 for an Online Driver's Education Course with 11 Interactive Lessons from OK Driving School ($49.99 Value)

OK Driving School

Online Deal

$49.99 $15.99

11 online lessons prep students for their DMV driving tests with interactive exercises and practice quizzes

$80 for $195 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — Educatevirtual

Educatevirtual

Redeem from Home

$195 $80

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Four or Eight Private Guitar Lessons at Westwood Carnaval Music School (Up to 52% Off)

Westwood Carnaval Music School

UCLA

$160 $79

Instructors teach students basic or more advanced guitar skills during private lessons

$38 for $75 Toward piano, violin, voice, music production, or acting lessons

Renacer Entertainment Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$75 $38

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$149 for $298 Groupon — LA Voice & Music

La Voice & Music

Crenshaw

$298 $149

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$88 for $160 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — CPRXPERTS

Cprxperts

On Location

$160 $88

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$12 for an Online Traffic-School Course from BESTtrafficschool.com ($21.95 Value)

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

$21.95 $12

DMV approved online traffic course for traffic citation dismissal; written by DMV-licensed instructors, masks driving-record citations

$9.95 for an Online Traffic School at PonyTrafficSchool.com ($19.95 Value)

PonyTrafficSchool.com

Online Deal

$19.95 $9.95

Fun, interactive online traffic school course helps students ace traffic exams and earn their drivers' license

$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

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

One-Day Film Course at Elite Film School (45% Off)

Elite Film School

Los Angeles

$375 $206

You will be taught the basics in writing, directing, camera operation, and editing with Final Cut Pro and then shoot a scene.

$15 for an Online Driver's Ed Course with DMV Certificate of Completion ($69.95 Value)

igottadrive.com

Online Deal

$69.95 $15

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State-certified online course serves as replacement for in-class learning and teaches fundamentals of safe driving

One or Three One-Hour In-Home Guitar Lessons from Craig's Guitar Lessons (Up to 56% Off)

Craig's Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $29

Guitarist of 25+ years tailors lessons to each student's interests, such as learning lead-guitar techniques or their favorite songs

$149 for 12-Week Real Estate License Course at Nationwide Real Estate Schools

Nationwide Real Estate Schools

Multiple Locations

$309 $149

Class time and materials help students get their real-estate-salesperson license with practice exams and study material

Learning-Disability Assessment at NeuroDevelopmental Learning Institute (Up to 80% Off). Three Options Available.

NeuroDevelopmental Learning Institute

Playa Del Rey

$500 $150

Students can consult with reading, writing, and neurodevelopment specialists to receive in-depth assessments

Three or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at White Hall Arts Academy (Up to 64% Off)

White Hall Arts Academy

Park Mesa Heights

$105 $39

Learn how to sing, play the piano, strum a guitiar, or more from a team of skilled music instructors

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Private Voice, Dance, or Theater Lessons at Shining Light Studios (Up to 66% Off)

Shining Light Studios

$80 $30

Professionals develop clients' talent in one-on-one voice, dance, or theater sessions

$69 for $125 Toward 45-Minute Outdoor Photo Shoot — Stephanie Cullen Photography

Stephanie Cullen Photography

On Location

$125 $69

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Two or Five 30-Minute Private Guitar Lessons from Los Angeles Guitar Instruction (Up to 63% Off)

Los Angeles Guitar Instruction

On Location

$120 $45

Guitarist with 17 years of experience and two albums teaches students of all ages and skill levels

Five Group Salsa Dance Classes from Salsa Intocable Dance Company (50% Off)

Salsa Intocable Dance Company

Los Angeles

$50 $25

Fun, friendly, easy-to-learn instruction with professional instructor; no prior dance experience or partner needed

Voice-Over Acting Lessons at VoiceLA Workshops (Up to 51% Off)

VoiceLA Workshops

On Location

$200 $99

Small groups of students gather in a real recording studio to learn the techniques and technical requirements of voice-over acting

$59.99 for 12 Months of Unlimited Social-Media Classes from SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com ($ 684 Value)  

Social Media Online Classes .com

Online Deal

$684 $59.99

One year of access to the complete archive of Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, and SEO classes

$21 for $38 Worth of Music Lessons — Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Redeem from Home

$38 $21

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$20 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Daniel Amalm Guitar Tuition

Daniel Amalm

Los Angeles

$50 $20

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$30 for $60 Toward One Hour Guitar Lesson — Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $30

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Three or Five One-Hour At-Home Kids' Music Lessons from Seth Jeremy Productions (Up to 58% Off)

Seth Jeremy Productions

Redeem from Home

$210 $89

In the comfort of home, kids study a choice of piano, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, music production, composition, theory, or voice

$59 for an Online Website Building Class from Express Website Course ($197 Value)

Express Website Course

Online Deal

$197 $59

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

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

Two 30- or 60-Minute Onsite Music or Voice Lessons at Right Start Music (Up to 65% Off)

Right Start Music

On Location

$80 $29

Instructors who specialize in teaching beginners travel to teach onsite lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, or flute

$90 for $200 Worth of Makeup Classes — Tina Mit Artistry

Tina Mit Artistry

Hollywood Hills

$200 $90

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Initial Assessment with Four or Eight Group Tutoring Sessions at A Better Tomorrow Education (51% Off)

A Better Tomorrow Education

Pico Rivera

$100 $49

English and math programs designed for students in grades K–12; comprehensive lessons designed to bring out each child's true potential

$95 for a Diagnostic Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning ($431 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

$431 $95

Following skills assessments, directors create tutoring sessions based on the Common Core Standards and personalized to each student's needs

Disaster-Preparedness Plan with Optional Earthquake Scenario Event at Armorbearer International (Up to 67% Off)

Armorbearer International

CTTC

$295.99 $99

Indoor, replica urban environment with obstacles to instill earthquake preparedness in participants

Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Vez Guitar Academy (Up to 68% Off)

Vez Guitar Academy

Alhambra

$100 $35

Instructor with more than three decades of experience tailors half-hour guitar lessons to students' preferences

Four or Eight Guitar Lessons (Up to 65% Off)

Guitar Lessons with Angelo

Alhambra

$100 $45

Learn how to play the guitar with an instructor whose been teaching blues, rock, pop, finger-style, and swing jazz for nine years

30- or 60-Minute Headshot Photo-Shoot Package with Prints at Flix Photography (67% Off)

Flix Photography

Hollywood

$150 $49

Photographer applies a highly polished and stylized approach to crafting crisp headshots for professionals and performers

Two or Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at KD Vocals (51% Off)

KD Vocals

KD Vocals

$80 $39

Vocal coach with 10 years of experience works with students to improve singing skills

Learn How to Walk the Red Carpet Class for One or Two at Hollywood Red Carpet School (Up to 80% Off)

Hollywood Red Carpet School

Secret Rose Theater

$250 $59

Learn how to properly swagger down the red carpet while photographers snap photos and a visiting celebrity offers advice

$36 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$80 $36

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CPR or First-Aid Training for One or Two at South Bay CPR Training Center (Up to 55% Off)

South Bay CPR Training Center

Lawndale

$50 $25

Instructors with emergency medical experience teach CPR and first aid; students receive American Heart Association cards upon completion

$289 for PADI Open-Water Scuba Diver Certification at Eco Dive Center ($695 Value)

Eco Dive Center

Culver City

$695 $289

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Two-weekend express certification class includes study materials, pool sessions, and checkout dives at Redondo Beach; rental gear included

Two-Hour Makeup Application Workshop and Glass of Champagne for One or Two at Makeup Mandy (Up to 77% Off)

Makeup Mandy

West Hollywood

$209 $49

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Makeup brushes and blending will vex you no more after a professional makeup artists shows you how to get skin glowing and eyes popping

$27 for $60 Worth of Singing Lessons — The School Of Music & Theater Arts

The School Of Music & Theater Arts

Glendale

$60 $27

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$55 for $100 Groupon — The Eversole Studio

The Eversole Studio

Verdugo Woodlands

$100 $55

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Four or Eight Weeks of 60-Minute Spanish Lessons at Sallies Spanish School (Up to 70% Off)

Sallies Spanish School

Whittier City

$225 $69

Kids hone their Spanish-language skills in one-hour lessons that meet once a week

Three-Hour Personal-Makeup Workshop for One or Two at CAMMUA (Up to 60% Off)

CAMMUA

Whittier City

$200 $88

Learn skills such as foundation application and tailoring eye looks to your bone structure for everyday wear or special occasions

$90 for $200 Groupon — My Portuguese LA

My Portuguese La

Beverly Hills

$200 $90

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90-Minute Programming Class, or One- or Two-Month Kids' Programming Course at UCode (Up to 58% Off)

UCode

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Lessons cover a variety of fun projects using programming languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby

Four Tutoring Sessions from Guiding Hands Learning Center (59% Off)

Guiding Hands Learning Center

El Segundo

$200 $82

During one-hour sessions, tutors work one-on-one with students to create academic goals and skill-based lesson plans

Four, Six, or Eight 30-Minute Music Lessons at Allen School of Music (Up to 56% Off)

Allen School of Music

West Central

$100 $49

30-minute private music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, brass, and songwriting

Six Group Salsa Classes or One Private Lesson for One or Two at L.A. Salsa Lessons (Up to 57% Off)

L.A. Salsa Lessons

Old Town Pasadena

$84 $39

Rodney—aka Ramon de la Cruz—demonstrates an Afro-Cuban style of salsa dance

10 or 20 Hours of Group French Lessons at La Petite Ecole Française (Up to 55% Off)

La Petite Ecole Française

Pasadena

$265 $119

Native French speakers helm classes of up to 12 students, teaching grammar fundamentals in a fun, supportive environment

Two or Four Voice Lessons from Chayil Entertainment (Up to 75% Off)

Chayil Entertainment

Studio City

$250 $79

Boost singing and speaking skills with lessons that address breath control, muscle strength, and tongue strengthening

$195 for a Licensing Course from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties ($395 Value)

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Multiple Locations

$395 $195

Training designed to prepare students to take the state real-estate licensing exam

Two or Four Music Lessons or a Toddler Rock Course for One or Two at Neighborhood Rock School (Up to 59% Off)

Neighborhood Rock School

Burbank

$60 $29

Specialists instruct students of all ability levels in playing the guitaor, drums, bass, piano, or violin, or using their voice

Two, Four, or Six 45-Minute Private Voice Lessons at JW Music Studios (Up to 67% Off)

JW Music Studios

Burbank

$120 $49

Veteran musicians help budding singers increase their vocal range, master proper breathing techniques, and expand their musical repertoire

Beginner Photography Classes and Photo Walks at Isla Studio (Up to 70% Off). Four Options Available.

Isla Studio

Downtown Santa Monica

$149 $59

Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

$129 for a Hands-On Discovery Flight for Two at South Coast Aeronautics ($258 Value)

South Coast Aeronautics

Marina Del Rey

$258 $129

After a 30-minute basic lesson on the ground, an instructor supervises while students take the controls of an actual aircraft

3, 5, or 10 Men's Haircuts at Toni&Guy Academy (Up to 58% Off)

TONI&GUY Academy

Multiple Locations

$54 $25

Under the supervision of an instructor, student hairstylists create face-flattering looks

Four or Eight Piano or Keyboard Lessons at The Piano Studio (Up to 59% Off)

The Piano Studio

Pacific Palisades

$179 $79

The Simply Music program of piano instruction helps new pianists build repertoire and skill sets in classical, blues, and contemporary

$20 for $40 Worth of Computer-Skills Classes — Level Exa LLC

Level Exa Llc

Pico

$40 $20

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$54 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons — Ronnie Ciago Drum Lessons

Ronnie Ciago Drum Lessons

Long Beach

$120 $54

From the merchant: Beginners to advanced drummers will learn technique, grooves, and reading; they will play all styles by Ronnie Ciago.

$135 for a Private 45-Minute Beginners Helicopter Lesson from Rotor Aviation ($280 Value)

Rotor Aviation

Long Beach Municipal Airport

$280 $135

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Experienced instructors teach beginner pilots the ropes during private lessons in a professional environment

$100 for a 40-Minute Discovery Flight in a Remos GX Aircraft at Fly Light Sport CA ($209 Value)

Fly Light Sport CA

Multiple Locations

$209 $100

Soar above the California coast in a Remos GX—one of the most advanced light aircraft in the skies today

$69 for Four 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages ($150 Value)

Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages

Los Alamitos

$150 $69

Learn piano-playing techniques and comprehension during lessons taught by instructors approved by the Music Teachers National Association

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Fit From The Ground Up’s stripped-down approach to fitness is best exemplified by its boot-camp classes, which rely on body-weight exercises, sprinting, and basic tools such as pull-up bars, heavy ropes, and oversize tires. The theme carries over to other classes as well, whether muay thai, kickboxing, yoga, or Zumba. To keep things engaging, the staff regularly adds classes based on exercisers’ wants.

11832 Atlantic Ave.
Lynwood,
CA
US

The Spa at Commerce Casino ensorcells forms with treatments that sap away stress and improve introductory aesthetics. Revivify tired mugs with the 30-minute Fast Signature Facial, which begins with an in-depth skin analysis that identifies epidermal problems, including dryness, excessive oil, and difficult-to-detect camouflage pigmentation. Pore cleaning unclogs acne-prone skin, followed by a choice of a hydrating or deep-cleansing mask that lets face-bearers customize their rejuvenating treatments. In the therapeutic Swedish massage, skillful digits ease kinked-up bone movers, leaching out achiness and leaving muscles relaxed enough to avenge crushing Twister defeats from arrogant Gumbys. An ionic foot bath finishes off spa sessions, gently coaxing toxins out through feet with the allure of a warm bath.

6121 Telegraph Road
Commerce,
CA
US

An AT&T ad executive hangs up the phone, grabs his jacket, and heads toward the subway to Hell's Kitchen. It's the late '80s, and at the New York comedy institution The Improv, a slew of up-and-coming talent, including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, are testing jokes and honing timing. In the next few years, they'll perform on television for millions. But for now, they're changing the life of one ad executive.

The founder of LA Stand-Ups, Joe Falzarano, quit his promising advertising career because he "hated being a suit" and preferred to nurture promising young comedians. With accomplishments that include producing the CableACE Award–winning Caroline's Comedy Hour for A&E, Falzarano helped launch the performing and writing careers of entertainers including Jon Stewart and Louis C.K. Today, Falzarano imparts his more than 20 years of industry experience to aspiring joke-tellers, teaching them tactics for perfecting a punch line, calming nerves, and subduing hecklers with a marshmallow gun. Falzarano maintains a supportive atmosphere where students learn how to use who they are to connect with an audience, and even lets students try out material at the Hollywood Improv.

1312 North Wilton Place
Los Angeles,
CA
US

When other kids played in the street, imagining lives as astronauts or cops, Leslie McKenna played in the kitchen, already a chef in her heart. Her childhood passion persisted, earning her a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, praise in the pages of Bon Appétit for her pastas and desserts, and a job as Bob Hope’s private chef. In 2005, she decided to share her love with a new generation of aspiring culinary artists, so she founded Chefs, Inc. as a place to learn, cook, and have fun.

Today, her school hosts a wide array of cooking classes, when it isn’t occupied as a film set by shows such as Millionaire Matchmaker. The classes range from Julia Child’s classic French recipes to a dipping-sauce course focusing on grilled and fried eats slathered in custom condiments. She even teaches a knife-skills class, preparing students to slice and dice food like a professional, quickly chopping money or deftly cracking the fruit of the money tree to reveal the paycheck inside.

10955 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

From garnishing a perfectly poured martini to doling out rounds of drinks quickly and efficiently, the experienced instructors at National Bartender School possess all the tips, tricks, and tools to succeed in the bartending trade. With years of industry experience under their belts, these knowledgeable spirits sages guide pupils through certification courses that cover every aspect of the job. Under their supervision, students learn to craft more than 200 cocktails, handle transactions, and practice the art of the upsell without breaking a sweat or bottle of 50-year-old scotch. Free refresher courses and job-placement assistance keep students on track even after school is through. For more focused pursuits, National Bartender School also hosts classes in specialty fields such as flair bartending and bar management.

11957 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
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.

9618 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US