Learning in Kingston

Two or Four Private Music Lessons at New Windsor Music Academy (Up to 55% Off)

New Windsor Music Academy

New Windsor

Backed by a master's degree from Yale, owner Mike Benninger and a team of polished instructors offer lessons in guitar, drums, and more

$50 $25

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Four Dance Classes from Empire Dance Center (65% Off)

Empire Dance Center

New Windsor

From the merchant: One month of ballroom dance classes

$60 $21

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Adult or Kids' Capoeira Classes or Yoga Classes at Thrive Movement Studio (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Matica Arts, LLC dba Thrive Movement Studio

Harwinton

Capoeira classes fuse martial arts, dance, acrobatics, and music; Yoga Flow classes with roots in Power yoga

$90 $39

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$50 for a Year's Subscription to Online Courses for Office Programs from Computer Troubleshooters Danbury ($299 Value)

Computer Troubleshooters Danbury

Brookfield

A year's subscription to online courses that are shot in high-definition video and cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows 8, and Quickbooks

$299 $50

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Headshot Photo Package with One, Two, or Four Looks and Digital Images at The Pepis Studio (Up to 57% Off)

The Pepis Studio

West Haverstraw

A professional photographer snaps flattering headshots of clients, who can choose their favorite images immediately after the shoot

$200 $99

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$60 for $133 Worth of Services at Mathnasium of Newtown

Mathnasium Of Newtown

Newtown

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

$133 $60

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$199 for a Five-Hour Basic Music-Recording Workshop with Online Class and Studio Time at Sweatshop Studios ($600 Value)

Sweatshop Studios

Katonah

Two seasoned recording engineers relay their field's basics in a live online class and a three-hour recording session in the studio

$600 $199

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$33 Toward 4 Salsa-Dance Classes — my on2 crew

My On2 Crew

Next to Starbucks, basement level

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

$60 $33

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Four-Hour Prelicensing Course from All County Drivers Training Center (42% Off)

All County Drivers Training Center,inc.

Multiple Locations

Mandated pre-licensing class for all drivers with a learner’s permit

$60 $35

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One-Month Debate Course for Senior Citizens or Children at Debate School of New Jersey (Up to 53% Off).

Debate School of New Jersey

Mahwah

Classes for ages 7-13 and 55+ cover fundamentals of successful debating, enhancing cognitive abilities in a challenging environment

$90 $45

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Prelicensing Course and Optional Private Driving Lesson at PAS Auto School Inc. (Up to 50% Off)

PAS Auto School Inc.

Tarrytown

Prelicensing class gets aspiring drivers an MV-278 certificate to schedule a road-test appointment; practice drive with an instructor

$50 $25

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$69 for a Comprehensive Math and Reading Assessment at Brain Balance Achievement Center ($195 Value)

Brain Balance Achievement Center

Allendale

After an assessment, the staff suggests an appropriate after-school program for children who have trouble in the classroom

$195 $69

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from Daystar Music Lessons (Up to 64% Off)

Daystar Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

Students can practice instruments including guitar, bass, piano, drums, or voice

$160 $59

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15 Dance Classes from Platinum Salsa LLC (45% Off)

Platinum Salsa Llc

Southington

From the merchant: Experienced instructors will teach you salsa at your pace to have you looking amazing at the next wedding or party.

$225 $124

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Two Tutoring Sessions from Vincere Enrichment, LLC (61% Off)

Vincere Enrichment, Llc

White Plains

Experienced tutors are available for multisensory reading instruction, test preparation, and content-area tutoring

$250 $98

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Pre-Licensing Driver's Course or Course with One-Hour Driving Practice at Center For Safety Inc (50% Off)

Center For Safety Inc

White Plains

Driver's Ed course prepares new motorists for the New York state licensing course with safety lessons and on-the-road experience

$50 $25

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$400 for an ACT and SAT Practice Test and Professional Analysis at Jump Start Tutoring ($800 Value)

Jump Start Tutoring

Multiple Locations

Students practice for the ACT and SAT during four-hour tests for each exam; instructors grade and discuss the exams

$800 $400

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$250 for $500 Worth of Services at IlluminateWP

IlluminateWP

Westport

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

$555 $250

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Four or Eight Weeks of Private Music Lessons at Soul Search Records (Up to 73% Off)

Soul Search Records

Mountain Lakes

Professional instructors teach lessons in guitar, piano, voice, drum, bass, or saxophone in a relaxed environment

$145 $60

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Singing and Acting Classes at Kids With A Voice, LLC (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

Kids With A Voice, LLC

Waldwick

Kids learn the fundamentals of musical theatre or the joys of group singing during group classes

$88 $36

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$77 for $140 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — Maria Fioras Dance Dtudio

Maria Fioras Dance Downtown

Stamford

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

$140 $77

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Discover Scuba Class or Open-Water Charter Dive at Capt. Saam's Scuba School (Up to 47% Off)

Capt. Saam's Scuba School

Glenbrook

Sample scuba techniques in a pool, or explore the waters around reefs and shipwrecks on a charter dive

$99 $52

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Discounted Tuition to Main Street Singers Youth Choir at (45% Off)

The Main Street Singers

New Britain

Register your child for New Britain, CT’s one and only youth choir for 45% off the normal semester tuition rate!

$150 $83

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$108 for $239 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Mathnasium of Avon

Mathnasium Of Avon

Avon

From the merchant: Includes assessment and one month of once-weekly math tutoring classes for grades K-7

$239 $108

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One Week of Standard Kids' Classes for One or Four at Kids Corner (50% Off)

Kids Corner

Multiple Locations

Instructors help kids excel in math, reading, science, music, writing, and dance in engaging and fun classes

$350 $175

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$25 for $50 Groupon — Brain Boost

Brain Boost

Fairfield

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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$42 for Two ACT or SAT Practice Tests and Two Test Reviews at Ivy Bound Test Prep ($150 Value)

Ivy Bound Test Prep

Newington

Practice tests and review sessions prime college applicants for success on SAT or ACT

$150 $42

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Four or Eight Weekly Chinese Classes at New York Chinese School (57% Off)

New York Chinese School

Harrison

Instructors teach the basics of Chinese during weekly two-hour classes

$200 $87

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One or Three Infant or Toddler Reading Circles at The Bookroom (Up to 53% Off)

The Bookroom

Haworth

Immerse your child in literature at a center dedicated to fostering an all-ages love of reading

$20 $10

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A Private Music Lesson from Beautiful Voice (45% Off)

Beautiful Voice Nyc

Fair Lawn

Learn the same vocal technique used by Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Elvis, and more

$60 $33

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Four Private Tutoring Sessions or Six-Week SAT Prep Course at Knee-High Academy/EPIC Test Prep (Up to 51% Off)

Knee-High Academy/EPIC Test Prep

Wallingford

One-hour tutoring sessions for kids from preschool through 12th grade cover any subject; SAT class includes covered materials

$180 $89

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A Private Music Lesson from Steve Coyne Guitar Lessons (44% Off)

Steve Coyne Guitar Lessons

Devon / Walnut Beach

Introductory guitar lesson with ShredGuy recording artist Steve Coyne

$25 $14

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Two or Four Private Music Lessons, or a Music-Themed Birthday Party at Bach To Rock (Up to 69% Off)

Bach To Rock

Multiple Locations

Kids or adults learn voice, strings, woodwinds & brass in individual lessons, or celebrate birthdays by singing or playing in a fun setting

$88 $30

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Four Tutoring Sessions from Mathico School (by Lernique Inc.) (68% Off)

Mathico School (by Lernique Inc.)

Mamaroneck

From the merchant: Math classes for students in grades 4–10. During four sessions your child will master grade-specific math subjects.

$150 $48

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After working for 24 years at what he calls a "real" job, Bob DiTommaso left the office environment to pursue his passion: photography. It wasn't an easy switch—his career move required long hours and lots of hard work—but Bob says he wouldn't change a thing. The effort paid off in the end, when he opened his own studio, Robert DiTommaso Photography.

Bob works mainly in family and children's photography, but his interests run the gamut from portraits to landscape and sports photography. Regardless of subject, the seasoned shutterbug brings a keen eye for capturing the ineffable in each and every shoot. And he prints his images in-house on a wide-format professional ink-jet printer.

When he's not taking great photos, Bob is teaching others to do so during photography workshops that take place in-studio or on-location. He even leads photography safaris, multi-day trips that trek through national parks and other breathtaking locales in search of the perfect shot of Bigfoot buying deodorant.

6841 N. Rochester Rd.
Kerhonkson,
NY
US

At the seven Motorcycle Safety School locations throughout the state, founder Diane Howells leads DMV-certified instructors to teach motorcyclists how to become safe, defensive sharers of the road. Since its establishment in 1999, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has offered programs suited to every level of rider, from complete beginners, who might start out in an Intro to Motorcycle class, to seasoned road warriors, who might take a refresher course on Defensive Driving. The school's commitment to safety has earned it coverage from such media outlets as the New York Times and the New York Daily News.

491 Cottekill Rd
Stone Ridge,
NY
US

Bailiwick Ranch & Discovery Zoo introduces visitors to exotic animals from around the world including camels, alligators, and Titan, a bengal tiger. Those who want to learn more can pair their trip with one of the educational shows offered daily at the zoo, or even have the animals come to them?certain zoo residents are available to travel for special events.

Over on the ranch side, kids can get up close and personal with a more domestic animal during horseback-riding lessons at the onsite equestrian center. After a few basic horsemanship lessons, students aged 7 and older can take part in trail rides around the ranch. The rides last anywhere from 30 minutes to a full day and traverse the nearby woods, mountains, and waterfalls of the Hudson Valley.

118 Castle Rd
Catskill,
NY
US

The licensed, FAA-certified instructors at United Aviation Academy employ a fleet of helicopters and airplanes that serve as airborne classrooms for students enrolled in instructional programs that range from introductory flights to full commercial-pilot certifications. Since the academy does not reside at a busy airport, students never have to wait for runway clearance before taking off and enjoying the magnificent views of the Hudson Valley from on high. On the ground, the academy grants its pilot's license candidates access to instruction, conference rooms, and offices for quiet study and uninterrupted experiments with paper airplane folding. The outfit's Redbird FMX flight simulator also allows for highly realistic earthbound practice within a fully enclosed cockpit, complete with more than 200 degrees of wraparound visuals and a wealth of training scenarios.

263 New Hackensack Rd
Wappingers Falls,
NY
US

Even the most optimistic of optimists knows that natural disasters happen. Whether it's due to extreme weather or fire-breathing lizards, all the amenities of modern civilization could quickly crumble, leaving humans to rely on their wit, grit, and determination to survive. Like a grown-up version of the boys and girls scouts, Mountain Scout Survival School instills students with the skills to endure and prepare for the worst of scenarios without succumbing to disaster-movie panic.

The school is led by founder Shane "White Feather" Hobel, who has nature in his nature. Connected to the earth though his Native American heritage, Hobel's outdoor expertise has earned raves from the New York Times and has been chronicled on the National Geographic Channel's Doomsday Preppers. During his courses—held in Central Park—Shane teaches his students outdoor practicality, including building ropes, hunting and foraging, and surviving the predators of the wild, such as traveling salesmen. For more personalized preparation, Shane journeys to his clients' homes and offices to devise evacuation plans, which may include forging an escape rope out of the pages of a Dilbert desk calendar.

P.O. Box 387
Beacon,
NY
US

New Windsor Music Academy shakes, rattles, and rolls with lessons for aspiring musicians as young as 3 years old, depending on the instrument of choice. Backed by a master's degree in music performance from Yale, owner Mike Benninger has built a team of equally polished instructors. The canopy of their collective knowledge stretches over several instruments, including guitar, drums and voice, and genres that include rock, blues, and classical. With all that education and experience, Mike and his staff recognize that not every method of teaching works for every student, so they bend and mold every session according to each student's goals.

32 Faye Ave
New Windsor,
NY
US