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$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, Four, or Six 30-Minute Music Lessons at Pro Music Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Pro Music Academy

Nashville

$160 $49

Professional musicians from famed rock, country, Christian, and pop groups teach how to sing, write a song, or master instruments

Four 30-Minute Musical Instrument Lessons at Childbloom Guitar Program of Nashville (54% Off)

Childbloom Guitar Program Of Nashville

Nashville

$111 $51

Popular kids' guitar program with professionally trained instructors who teach high-skill techniques through a fun curriculum

$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

Four One-Hour Children's Spanish Classes for One or Two at Ready for Spanish (Up to 55% Off)

Ready for Spanish

Berry Hill

$99 $49

Experienced instructors emphasize a hands-on, active approach to learning Spanish in engaging kids' classes

$94 for a Skills Assessment and Tutoring at Omega Learning Belle Meade ($235 Value)

Omega Learning Belle Meade

West Nashville

$235 $94

The assessment gauges a student's abilities in reading and math and identifies skill gaps

1, 5, or 10 Vocal Lessons or One Month of Kids' Music Classes at The Voice Studio of Angelia Williams (Up to 72% Off)

The Voice Studio of Angelia Williams

Glencliff

$25 $10

Classes teach kids piano skills, melody structure, and vocal techniques using musical games and exercises

Four Private Music Lessons from Golden Hill Records (40% Off)

Golden Hill Records

Nashville

$120 $72

Professional musician teaches guitar, voice, and piano lessons to beginners and advanced students of all ages

Two Television Production Classes at NECAT Network (Up to 61% Off)

NECAT Network

Nashville

$100 $39

Learn to operate lights, camera, editing equipment, and more in this production-oriented television class

$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

Private Class for One or Two from Leslie Wilkes Photography (Up to 52% Off)

Leslie Wilkes Photography

On Location

$249 $119

All participants receive photography workbooks and can test their newfound skills at a location of their choosing

Pool or Open-Water Discovery Scuba Dive for One or Two at Kerry's Scuba Dive and Travel (Up to 55% Off)

Kerry's Scuba Dive and Travel

Christiana

$150 $75

PADI–certified instructors lead two-hour classes that go over scuba fundamentals & let students breathe underwater

120-Minute Introductory Photography Class at Silver Hill Images (55% Off)

Silver Hill Images

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$49 $22

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

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

One- or Three-Month Enrollment in the Afterschool Program at Harvest Youth Club (Up to 51% Off)

Harvest Youth Club

Harvest

$230 $115

Kids ages 5–13 enroll in the afterschool program, which provides daily homework help and tutoring three days per week

Month of 30-Minute Private Lessons or 10 Weeks of Group Piano Lessons at Music Instruction Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Music Instruction Studio

Multiple Locations

$120 $49

University-educated instructors equip musicians of all experience levels with pop, jazz, and classical training in various instruments

Consultation with Cognitive Skills Assessment or IQ Test from LearningRx (Up to 56% Off)

LearningRx

Hamilton Place

$199 $89

Coaches help students of all ages improve their cognitive function through testing and brain training

Three-Hour On-Location Photography Workshop with Optional DSLR Class from Southeast Photo Adventures (Up to 56% Off)

Southeast Photo Adventures

On Location

$97 $44

Workshop students compose shots of historic scenery and learn camera basics; DSLR courses decode complex camera settings

Computer Tune-Up or $50 for $100 Toward Computer Repair at The ChattaGeek

The ChattaGeek

Chattanooga

$75 $37

Computer techs tune-up slow-running Macs and PCs to get them back in shape, and repair any manner of hardware and software issues

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At Mid Tenn Motorcycle Education Center, nationally certified instructors impart the secrets to safe and street-legal riding. Through their basic courses, students step in on Saturday and leave on Sunday with the comprehensive knowledge and skills to bypass the written and driving portions of the state licensing test. The instructors spread tutelage across 5 classroom hours and 10 hours of on-cycle instruction. More advanced students can dip into one-day, six-hour experienced-rider courses to practice precision handling, advanced braking, and dodging squirrels. The school also hosts women-only classes that teach terminology and skills free of testosterone-induced wheelie popping.


Groupon Celebrates Women in Business

In honor of Women?s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse.

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460 9th Avenue
Smyrna,
TN
US

Tell us about your business.

I'm a well-known guitar teacher on the internet who provides lessons for people in Smyrna, Tennessee and all over the globe, using Skype and FaceTime video-conferencing platforms.

What makes your business stand out?

[I give] quality instruction, with 10 plus years of one-on-one [teaching] experience.

What inspired you (or the owner) to start or run this business?

I always wanted a music store growing up. After working for a music store, I realized that the real money is made in the servicing department. I'm very gifted on the guitar, and not every great guitarist has the communication edge and ability to teach. Some of my musical influences are Tommy Emmanuel, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, and John Mayer.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?

When [a student] says they can't, yet they do after a little coaching.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

Seeing people's lives enriched through learning music.

661 Fitzhugh Blvd
Smyrna,
TN
US

The Smyrna High FCCLA is a local branch of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Located at Smyrna High School, the Smyrna High FCCLA embodies the school’s pursuit of excellence within the FCCLA framework, which focuses on developing strong families. Youth within the organization learn about leadership, careers, and societal issues to prepare them to live productive adult lives. Its family- and consumer-sciences programs highlight the roles youth will take on throughout life, including as family members, wage earners, and community leaders.

100 Bulldog Dr
Mandeville,
LA
US

The Pencil Skirt: Hips and Hitchcock

If you’re looking for a sleek and versatile skirt with decades of history, you might try on a pencil skirt. Read on to learn more about this hip-hugging garment.

Ever wear an H-line skirt? If that sounds not just unfamiliar but hard to envision, try bending the two vertical lines of the H together at the top. Now play that in reverse and you get, in a gesture, the genesis of the H-line skirt, better known as the pencil skirt.

For this terminology we have to thank the alphabet-obsessed French designer Christian Dior, who, after first popularizing the A-line and then the H-line in the mid-1950s, went on to develop a “Y-line” silhouette. Whereas the A-line accentuates the tiny waist and full hips of an hourglass figure, the pencil skirt stays narrow from top to bottom to hug whatever kind of curves a woman has—if any. This newly slimmed-down look (an extension of earlier pencil-type skirts of the ‘30s and ‘40s) was also dubbed the “French bean” or the “flat look” in the press.

The pencil skirt tends to stop at or just below the knee, with a vent in its back seam to allow for greater mobility. This wasn’t a concern for one of the garment’s early predecessors. The fad of the 1910s known as the hobble skirt took the shape of the pencil skirt and kept going down to the ankles—where an extremely narrow hem required tiny steps and even caused reports of traffic congestion as women supposedly had to be helped across the street. This was a far cry from the images the pencil skirt would come to evoke: the favored choice of sultry Hitchcock blondes and, today, a staple of professional women’s closets everywhere.

5500 Maryland Way
Brentwood,
TN
US

The Scrap Room stocks hundreds of craft and scrapbooking materials that help creatively preserve memories. Scrappers can lay their foundation with 12"x12" patterned paper ($0.69–$1.50/sheet) or cardstock ($0.75/sheet), and scrawl calligraphic narrations or fashion criticisms with a roster of pens and markers ($1.99–$9.25). Myriad stickers and embellishments ($1.49–$7.99), as well as stamps ($1.99–$23.99) help to garnish flashbacks, such as cartoon reindeer that bolster Christmas photos or cover up Santa’s beard slip. More advanced crafters can manipulate paper shape and texture with Tim Holtz or Sizzix dies and embossing folders ($11.99–$29.99) that help solidify the ephemeral past.

141 Adams Lane
Mount Juliet,
TN
US

Walking through Belmont Mansion's Victorian-era plantation is like exploring an alternate history. The stories presented by the 2,000 artifacts that fill the 18 rooms are all true, but in place of the 19th-century South's traditionally male-dominated household, tour takers witness evidence of a plantation controlled, enlivened, and energized by a woman. After inheriting a fortune from her first husband, Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen Cheatham oversaw the construction of the mansion with her second husband, basing the style off an Italian villa and completing the project's first phase in 1853. Over the years it would change appearances as dramatically as a caterpillar on Halloween—sometimes by her hand and sometimes not. She commissioned a Prussian-born architect to expand and embellish the house six years after completion, and fled as the Civil War's Battle of Nashville destroyed most of the plantation's outbuildings, including the greenhouse, bear house, and zoo. After Adelicia sold her home in 1887, it transformed into a girl's school, then a girl's academy and junior college, and, in 1952, became part of the Belmont University campus.

Today, Belmont Mansion is the largest house museum in Tennessee, inviting visitors to wander past cast-iron neoclassical statues in the gardens, to cross the fountain courtyard, and to study the original water tower and few remaining gazebos. Stoic marble busts, decorative boxes, and a four-post bed fill the interior's 10,000 square feet, alongside more than 120 works of art. During a themed art tour, which is not included with this Groupon, expert docent Mancil Ezell introduces visitors to these masterpieces, including two 400-year-old Flemish paintings. And for those bright-eyed visitors captivated by the surroundings, the staff also coordinates weddings, building on a tradition established when Adelicia married her third husband on the grounds in 1867.

1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville,
TN
US