Learning in Jamaica Plain

Up to 56% Off Private Piano Lessons

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

Up to 72% at Travel Masters Academy

Travel Masters Academy

Cambridge

$100 $29

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

50% Off Language Classes

Rola Languages

Boston

$50 $25

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56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

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

Up to 59% Off Voice Lessons or Audio Engineering Course

Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

Back Bay

$120 $55

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

55% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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97% Off IT Network Cisco Training Package

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

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Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

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

Up to 52% Off Screenwriting Classes

Jared M. Gordon Screenplay Coverage

Redeem from Home

$99 $49

Classes taught by an New York University–trained writer, producer, and director, whose independent films have been exhibited at festivals

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Excel With Business

Online Deal

$299 $29

Online course imparts skills of salesmanship with video tutorials, exercises, podcasts, and material by author of Selling for Dummies

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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

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

83% Off Standardized Test Prep

Allen Prep - SAT, ACT Test Prep

Online Deal

$149 $25

Prepare for upcoming standardized tests with thousands of questions authored by perfect SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT scorers

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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

81% Off Photography Training

Rhode Island Photography Workshops

Online Deal

$200 $39

Year of access to online materials and in-depth eight-week course provide practical instruction on using digital SLR cameras

45% Off Driving Classes

Academy Auto School

Redeem from Home

$595 $327

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Up to 62% Off Kindermusik Play-Dates

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

Half Off 40-Hour Real Estate Course

Metropolitan School of Real Estate

Somerville

$350 $175

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

50% Off a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License Course

Massachusetts Construction School

Multiple Locations

$279 $139

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

50% Off Guitar Labs

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

$220 $110

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45% Off Photography Classes

Litewriting Photography

Clinton

$225 $124

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50% Off Real Estate Pre-License Course

Professional Real Estate Training Institute

Randolph

$350 $175

40-hour course covers all the topics for the state licensing exam, and a textbook facilitates at-home study

Up to 50% Off Salsa-Dancing Classes

Stilo, Dance & More

Lynn

$50 $25

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

50% Off Writing

Writer's Workshop For Kids

Framingham

$800 $400

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Up to 77% Off a Creative-Writing Class

Ruth Sophia Herman

Maynard

$74 $39

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

Up to 55% Off Private Piano Lessons

Jack Colombo

The Stedfast School of Music and Arts LLC

$55 $25

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

44% Off Language Course - Arabic

Yostos Translation Sservices

Pembroke

$90 $50

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Up to 44% Off Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons By Jeffrey Nevaras Bm Berklee College Of Music

West Bridgewater

$25 $14

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Up to 56% Off Intro to Digital-Photography Class

Felix Rust Photographers

Chelmsford

$200 $89

Husband-and-wife photography team teaches students to operate their own digital cameras' shutter speed, aperture, and depth of field

51% Off Driver's Ed Classes and First Road Lesson

Future Drivers of America

Chelmsford

$180 $89

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

58% Off a Kids' Educational Camp

Bricks 4 Kidz

North Andover

$45 $19

Kids explore their creativity and learn engineering fundamentals through guided projects incorporating Lego and Duplo blocks

45% Off Makeup Classes

Alicia Makeup Academy

Methuen Town

$175 $96

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A mosaic of metal parts forms a silver metal dog standing on its hind legs as it appears to catch a frisbee, while behind it, a brown dog, also made of various metal parts, stares attentively with ears up. These are just two of the sculptures outside the brick confines of Stonybrook Fine Arts, a celebrated studio where both teachers and students invent their own inimitable creations, whether they be jewelry, stone carvings, sculptures, or models for robot minions. Small group classes pepper the schedule, with rare selections such as foundry classes, which teach students to pour molten bronze into ceramic molds, and welding workshops, which inform all levels how to fuse and cut metals with gas torches and plasma cutters. Within the workshop, students are immersed in the entire metal-casting process, pouring and finishing their pieces under the watchful eyes of professional artists-instructors.

24 Porter St
Jamaica Plain,
MA
US

826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

3035 Washington St
Roxbury,
MA
US

The patient care subsidiary of The New England College of Optometry, New England Eye is an emporium of eyeglasses and sunglasses that specializes in exceptional eyecare and community outreach. The eye-friendly organization showcases more than 2,000 frames from 30 top brands, including Coach, Giorgio Armani, and Silhouette ($150–$350 for complete eyeglasses). The aesthetically trained optical curators at New England Eye can help you find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, Jeopardy ability, or fashion sense. Pick up a pair of Ray-Ban aviators ($160) or elegantly accent your façade with Coach or Oakley designer sunglasses ($200–$250), which can be upgraded to prescription lenses in the VIP booth for an additional $120.

4199 Washington St
Roslindale,
MA
US

With a springy cork floor and non-toxic paint throughout, Mama & Me encourages tots to explore without fear of accident, injury, or being snatched by dingoes. Ages for each program class differ, ranging like the mighty bison from six months to five years. Parents can participate in parent/child classes, though drop-off classes are also offered. Regardless, your tot will be able to dive into a bevy of activities and amenities, including dress-up clothing, a wooden play castle, pint-sized gym equipment, hand puppets, building blocks, and more. Check the schedule to pick a time that works for you.

284 Amory St
Jamaica Plain,
MA
US

The teachers at Weston Wayland Success Learning Center have a variety of backgrounds and credentials, from early childhood education to advanced physics degrees from MIT. The staff use their vast experience and knowledge to help students tackle tough subjects and prepare for exams. They specialize in math (all the way through calculus), reading comprehension, and elements of effective writing, including grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. They also guide students toward academic success with exam-preparation programs for the SAT, SSAT, ISEE (Boston Exam School Test), and SAT subject tests.

51 Richwood Street
West Roxbury,
MA
US

The staff at Good Vibrations aren't salespeople—they're SESAs, or Sex Educator-Sales Associates. The title was invented by the store to reflect not only the rigorous training that the employees go through, but also the open and empowering attitude that they project. They encourage questions about the stock of romantic accouterments, and dispense safe, respectful advice on enhancing erotic play. For the SESAs, knowledge is a stepping stone to pleasure. They've even employed the same sexologist and historian—Dr. Carol Queen—for more than 20 years to host a regular "Ask the Doctors" class.

Above all, the staff keeps a warm and welcoming shop—a characteristic that automatically distinguished Good Vibrations from its counterparts when it opened in 1977, an era when most adult shops were dimly lit and guarded by demons. Extending the positive, forward-thinking ethos beyond the shop's walls, the company has committed to environmentally friendly wares with its Ecorotic collection of natural lubricants—as well as eco-friendly packaging. The shop is also stocked with candles, costumes, and lingerie with the Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco locations carrying their largest supply of nightwear.

308 Harvard St.
Brookline,
MA
US