Personal Development in Isla Vista

$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Mountain Dog Musicworks Recording Studio

Mountain Dog Musicworks

Oak View

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$30 $15

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$229 for an Open Water Certification Class for One at Ocean Sports Scuba and Freediving ($399 Value)

Ocean Sports Scuba and Freediving

Lompoc

Earn a PADI Open Water Certification Card during a two-week program that includes classroom work, pool sessions, and ocean dives

$399 $229

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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

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

$50 $25

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Seven-Day Presentation Techniques Course at Jeremy Teitelbaum Communication (53% Off)

Jeremy Teitelbaum Communication

Santa Maria

A four-week live workshop in Santa Maria with a small group to overcome your fears and develop powerful talks and influence.

$497 $234

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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$129.95 $49

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One or Two Months of Group Piano Classes at Piano4Everyone (Up to 71% Off)

Piano4Everyone

Multiple Locations

Small groups of students meet for interactive piano lessons taught by seasoned instructors

$129 $39

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Two or Four Private 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Atlantis Guitar (Up to 59% Off)

Atlantis Guitar

Thousand Oaks

Learn theory and technique in one-on-one lessons for all ages and skill levels

$60 $25

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$90 for Four 30-Minute Private Music or Voice Lessons from Dream Music Studios (Up to $180 Value)

Dream Music Studios

Simi Valley

In-studio or in-home lessons provide fun musical education for students after school

$180 $90

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Four or Six Two-Hour Tutoring Sessions from ALOHA Mind Math Sherman Oaks (Up to 68% Off)

ALOHA Mind Math Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks

Kids ages 5–12 learn Abacus Mind math and English reading/writing in small groups with plenty of individualized attention

$298 $99

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A Private Music Lesson from Jill Bari Vocal Arts (44% Off)

Jill Bari Vocal Arts

Westlake Village

From the merchant: Expand vocal range , learn breathing technique, become a more confident singer.

$85 $48

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Four Weeks of Private Music Lessons or Four-Month Clarinet Rental at Musician's Depot (Up to 63% Off)

Musician's Depot

Thousand Oaks

Practiced instructors teach adults and kids how to play a wide range of instruments; clarinet rentals last four months

$104 $39

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$250 for $500 Worth of Child Care

Tutor Time Childcare & PreSchool

Agoura Hills

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$500 $250

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Scuba-Certification Course and Catalina Island Weekend Getaway for One or Two from PCH Scuba (58% Off)

PCH Scuba

Agoura Hills

Master-certified instructors lead first-time divers throughout two weekends, first in the classroom, then in open-water sessions

$949 $399

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A Private Music Lesson from Triple Talent (50% Off)

Triple Talent Musical Theatre

West Hills

Acting and singing classes for ages 6-16

$20 $10

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Two or Four 45-Minute Music Lessons at Anthem Music Lessons (Up to 58% Off)

Anthem Music Lessons

Northridge

Make a joyful noise with music lessons on instruments such as the guitar, piano, and violin under the tutelage of professional musicians

$90 $39

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Four 30- or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons at Dave Curtis Music Academy (75% Off)

Dave Curtis Music Academy

North Hills

Private one-on-one lessons in guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, or vocals

$140 $35

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Two-Hour Recording Engineer or DJ Clinic at The Sound Bakery (Up to 61% Off )

The Sound Bakery

Winnetka

The recording studio customizes clinics for wannabe recording engineers and DJs

$100 $49

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Four Private Music Lessons from Hicks Vocal Studio (55% Off)

Hicks Vocal Studio

Santa Clarita

From the merchant: This offer is for four voice lesson where you will receive premium instruction on how to be the best singer you can be.

$240 $108

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$22 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Studio of Maegan Wais

Music Studio Of Maegan Wais

Newhall

One hour of learning to play piano and read music in a positive and encouraging environment

$50 $22

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$399 for a Scuba Certification and Channel Island Boat Dive at Aquanautics Dive ($849 Value)

Aquanautics Dive

Sylmar

Students dive into a heated pool and open-water ocean as they pursue a scuba certification

$849 $399

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

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student’s learning needs

$431 $95

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5 or 10 Salsa Dance Classes at Dance Revolution (Up to 55% Off)

Dance Revolution

Lake Balboa

Highly experienced instructors teach students of all abilities salsa dancing techniques in a lively group environment

$50 $25

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One or Three Standard Oil Changes with One Tire Rotation at Avanti Foreign Car Repair (Up to 60% Off) 

Avanti Foreign Car Repair

Reseda

Skilled technicians swap out oil and rotate tires on foreign and domestic vehicles

$39.95 $19.99

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Up to 33% Off Dance Lesson — The Tango Room Dance Center

The Tango Room Dance Center

Sherman Oaks

Classes designed for singles or partners teach the basic steps of argentine tango, a style based heavily in improvisation

$15 $10

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$109 for One Discovery Flight Lesson from Los Angeles Pilot Lessons ($199.99 Value)

Los Angeles Pilot Lessons

Santa Monica

Spend 30 minutes in the air with an FAA-certified instructor, who also provides pre- and post-flight instruction

$199.99 $109

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$106 for $220 Worth of Computer Programming Education — CodeRev Kids

Coderev Kids

Santa Monica

From the merchant: Eight sessions at our creative programming center in Santa Monica; learn to program robots, apps, games, and websites

$220 $106

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$99 for Two 60-Minute Private Creative-Writing Sessions at Write For Recovery ($200 Value)

Write For Recovery

The Writer's Junction

Writing Course relies on creative-writing techniques to help participants recover from writers block, grief, or addiction

$200 $99

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

Isla Studio

Downtown Santa Monica

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

$149 $59

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

South Coast Aeronautics

Marina Del Rey

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

$258 $129

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

TONI&GUY Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$54 $25

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Four or Eight Piano or Keyboard Lessons at The Piano Studio (Up to 64% Off)

The Piano Studio

Pacific Palisades

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

$179 $64

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

Level Exa Llc

Pico

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$40 $20

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$90 for $200 Groupon — My Portuguese LA

My Portuguese La

Beverly Hills

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$200 $90

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Two or Four Voice Lessons from Chayil Entertainment (Up to 80% Off)

Chayil Entertainment

Studio City

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

$250 $64

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

Makeup Mandy

West Hollywood

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

$209 $49

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

Guiding Hands Learning Center

El Segundo

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

$200 $82

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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

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

$60 $29

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

JW Music Studios

Burbank

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

$120 $49

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

KD Vocals

KD Vocals

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

$80 $39

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Learn How to Walk the Red Carpet Class for One or Two at Hollywood Red Carpet School (Up to 86% Off)

Hollywood Red Carpet School

Secret Rose Theater

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

$250 $42

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

Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

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$80 $36

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Five Dance Classes from Danella Dutton (69% Off)

Danella Dutton

Hollywood

Salsa classes cover basics of dancing and salsa; Danella is a patient, fun teacher; no partner or experience needed

$65 $20

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One or Two 30-Minute Private Guitar or Piano Lessons at Delian Music (Up to 58% Off)

Delian Music

Inglewood

During one-on-one lessons, students take advice from accomplished musicians sporting degrees

$30 $15

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

Beauty Pros International

Hermosa Beach Hotel

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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Five Dance Classes from Dancify- Premier Latin and Ballroom Dance Studio (69% Off)

Dancify - Premier Latin And Ballroom Dance Studio

Redondo Beach

Learn LA-style salsa from top level professionals; exercise and socialize

$75 $23

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Six-Day Musical Instrument Course at Fantasia Family Music (55% Off)

Fantasia Family Music

Redondo Beach

Learn the ukulele; 60-minute weekly group lessons Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 3:30; session from November 4 to December 16

$125 $56

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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

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

$50 $25

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

The School Of Music & Theater Arts

Glendale

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$60 $27

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$55 for $100 Groupon — The Eversole Studio

The Eversole Studio

Verdugo Woodlands

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$100 $55

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Pet Grooming Course at OnlineGroomingSchool.com (55% Off)

Onlinegroomingschool

Sunland

Become a certified pet groomer and learn how to groom your own pets while pursuing a new career

$499 $225

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$129 for 35-Minute Plane Excursion over Southern California Coast from Silver Aviation ($300 Value)

Silver Aviation

Torrance

Flight swoops over coastline & the cliff-dotted Palos Verdes coastline; under instructor supervision, the rider tries out the plane controls

$300 $129

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Newbie Photography Class Part 1, Newbie Photography Class Part 2, or Both at So Cal Pixels (Up to 56% Off)

So Cal Pixels

Multiple Locations

Photography class part 1 teaches manual DSLR settings, lighting, posing, composition; part 2 teaches efficiency and postproduction of images

$99 $49

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3-Day Hands-On Business-Reinvention Workshop for One or Two from Live Your Message (90% Off)

Live Your Message

Westin LAX

Reinvent your brand and business map during this three-day workshop

$997 $99

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Chess, Sewing, Magic, Screen-Writing, or Sketch-Comedy Youth-Enrichment Classes at STAR Enrichment Center (40% Off)

STAR Enrichment Center

Pico - Robertson

Interactive two-month courses cover a wide range of topics, from screenwriting to performance art to needlework, for youths in grades K–12

$210 $126

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Personal or Group Headshot Photo Shoot with Online Image Gallery from Deacon Tyler Photography (60% Off)

Deacon Tyler photography

Los Angeles

Professional headshots are snapped by a photographer who then uploads high-resolution images into an online gallery

$149 $59

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

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

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

$40 $20

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Seven-Day Musical Instrument Course at STAR Enrichment Center (50% Off)

Star Education

Los Angeles

From the merchant: The Listen: A Brief Exploration into Modern Art Music & Close Listening, Tues 6-7:30pm, Oct 28th-Dec 23rd, Adults 16+

$240 $120

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Web-Programming in ASP.net/C# Course, or Computer-Applications Course at Vcampus Global Education (65% Off)

Vcampus Global Education

Los Angeles

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

$300 $105

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Video Conversion Services at Advanced Media & Mail, LLC (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Advanced Media & Mail, LLC

Mid-Wilshire

A staff of Hollywood veterans preserves memories by converting VHS tapes and 8mm film to DVD, and can transfer DVDs to other file types

$30 $15

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

Major Plus Academy

Mid-Wilshire

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$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

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$85 $38

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

Tower 40 Salon

Mid-Wilshire

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$150 $75

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

Earn Money Bartending

Mid-Wilshire

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$200 $90

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Three or Five Hours of Vocal or Acting Coaching at Aurora Music from Patrick Stalinski (Up to 60% Off)

Aurora Music

Los Angeles

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

$225 $99

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$165 for $300 Worth of Services at R Zone Camp for Girls

R Zone Camp for Girls

West Adams

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$300 $165

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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

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

$539 $149

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$14 for $25 Worth of Services at Running Wild Writers

Running Wild Writers

Los Angeles

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$25 $14

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$15 for $30 Worth of Services at Cpr 4 All

Cpr 4 All

Los Angeles

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$30 $15

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$75 for $150 Groupon — Studio Arts

Studio Arts

Los Angeles

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$150 $75

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

Gary Alexander Photography

Los Angeles

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$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

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

$350 $99

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

Westwood Carnaval Music School

UCLA

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

$160 $79

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

Renacer Entertainment Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

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$75 $38

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$149 for $298 Groupon — LA Voice & Music

La Voice & Music

Crenshaw

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$298 $149

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

Elite Film School

Los Angeles

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

$375 $206

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

Nationwide Real Estate Schools

Multiple Locations

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

$309 $149

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Learning-Disability Assessment at NeuroDevelopmental Learning Institute (Up to 84% Off). Three Options Available.

NeuroDevelopmental Learning Institute

Playa Del Rey

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

$500 $120

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

White Hall Arts Academy

Park Mesa Heights

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

$105 $39

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

Salsa Intocable Dance Company

Los Angeles

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

$50 $25

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Above All Aviation's team of plane jockeys send clients into the sky aboard a fleet of safe, well-equipped aircraft. Fueled by more than five decades of combined aviation experience, they mold aspiring aeronauts during single, one-hour training lessons, or during full curriculums that end with a student earning his or her pilot's license. On-the-ground training, meanwhile, sidesteps the pesky stoplights that line California's skies with full-motion flight simulators. When they're not sowing the seeds of flight, Above All's staff captains scenic tours, enabling groups of three to see the city from heights normally reserved for birds and Icarus’ ghost.

1523 Cook Pl
Goleta,
CA
US

Once a costumer for TV shows including House and Weeds, Tami Macala switched careers midstream when she discovered the art of creating mosaics, according to a Santa Barbara Sentinel profile. She started mosaicking everything from fireplaces to fountains to other, lesser mosaics, eventually landing high-profile projects at the Florida Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Arby?s restaurants.

After more than a decade of working as a professional mosaic artist, Tami opened the Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art (SBSMA). At the school, Tami and guest artists from near and far teach how to trick out tables with colorful shingles, coax gently luminous Mexican smalti into intricate patterns, or fuse glass for even more complex designs. Students can pick up tools and tiles at the SBSMA supply store and drop by during lab hours to work on independent projects.

4129 State Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Raptors of Rock, Hollywood Crisis, and Trip Aces might not be household names yet, but they?re rising stars in Santa Barbara. That?s thanks to Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy, which specializes in helping talented, dedicated young musicians form their own rock bands and ensembles. Under the guidance of expert musicians and instructors, groups spend time rehearsing tunes, refining their collective playing skills, and developing pithy responses to journalists? questions. The academy likewise encourages students to hone their individual talents during weekly private lessons in instruments such as guitar, drums, and voice. Once the band starts gelling, SBYMA schedules gigs at various venues, including multi-band showcases. For budding musicians interested in a less intensive commitment, the academy also hosts six-week sessions and summer programs.

615 E. Montecito st.
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Since 1985, the Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute has offered holistic massage education courses that focus on movement, breath, and deep relaxation. The institute features four vocational tracks: massage practitioner, massage therapist, holistic health practitioner, and medical qigong, which centers on traditional Chinese medicine. Most courses, taught by experienced instructors, meet two to four times weekly and include hands-on practice inside the clinic, as well as instructor observation and grades based on how contentedly the client sighs. The institute also schedules its own Reflexology, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages.

516 N Quarantina St.
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

At Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute, students master an array of massage styles?from Swedish and deep tissue to more niche practices, such as raindrop therapy and medical qigong. Since 1984, the school has been doling out massage certifications to its graduates, who learn through a mix of classroom sessions and practice massages at the student clinic.

516 North Quarantina Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

A frequent finalist for Best Comedy Club according to Ventura County Reporter's readers, Ventura Improv Company offers the only improv comedy in Ventura and has been eliciting chortles and guffaws with family-friendly farce for the past 21 years. The VIC's veteran comedic combatants perform unscripted comedy through scenes, games, and music created on the spot. The VIC performs shows such as Spontaneous Broadway, a full-length musical whose plot is conceived through audience suggestions, and TheatreSports Team Match, a two-team battle where competitors perform a challenge set by the host.

34 N Palm St
Ventura,
CA
US