A group of musicians step onto a parade trailer and man their requisite noisemakers—guitars, bass, and drums. Only months ago, they may have never even picked up an instrument, much less thought they'd be part of a band playing a live gig. But now, their nimble fingers deftly play live covers of The Beatles, AC/DC, and Maroon 5, which pump from speakers as the movable stage winds through Lehi's streets.
The university-trained instructors of Utah School of Music & Dance organize music and dance recitals like these each year, helping students of all ages and abilities to share their burgeoning expertise. Profiled by the Utah Valley Business Blog, the school encompasses both private and group training studios where tutors such as guitarist Scott Miller—author of Mel Bay's Getting Into Jazz Fusion Guitar—help emerging Mozarts as young as 3 to master woodwinds, percussion, or the art of destroying a guitar amplifier. During dance classes, expressive movers practice hip-hop, jazz, or ballet moves atop a supportive floating floor, lingering afterward in a waiting room decked out with complimentary movies and WiFi.
In crowded classrooms, it's easy for the needs of individual children to be overlooked. Despite the best efforts on the parts of teachers and students alike, all children learn at different rates and in different ways. Sylvan Learning Center's nationwide network of tutors and resources seeks to fill in educational gaps and keep flagging students from elementary to high school up to speed.
Whether children struggle with reading, writing, or solving the complex logarithms necessary to get their jetpacks airborne, Sylvan's learning gurus help them chart a course through learning roadblocks. Initial skills assessments determine where students fit into the Sylvan tutoring regimen with a series of tests, diagnostic tools, and interviews. With a greater understanding of the needs of each student, tutors create custom approaches to keep students engaged and in command of the fundamentals.
Praedo Institute is one of the nation's foremost mortgage and real estate schools. With offerings including mortgage pre-licensing, mortgage continuing education, and real estate broker courses, Praedo Institute seeks to deliver the most informative, precise, and relevant education that the industry has to offer.
With exams on software and digital literacy that result in globally recognized credentials, Certiport primes individuals to impress in almost any environment where they'll be using a computer. Their programs encompass applications from names such as Microsoft Office, Adobe, and QuickBooks. Users first learn to navigate their chosen software with a variety of resources, including practice exams and learning content that are far more accessible than instructive radio plays. They can then take the official Certiport exam in person at one of 12,000 testing centers across the world. Certiport's packages are geared towards development in both the workforce and academia, assisting everyone from IT professionals to educators.
Mandalyn Academy trains beauty professionals in everything from basic aesthetics to permanent makeup. While they're perfecting their craft, the students can give guests a new look with lash extensions, mani-pedis, and elegant hair styles in the on-site spa and salon. Throughout the treatments, students are supervised by an experienced instructor who can help ensure every facial, laser treatment, and spray tan is a work of art.
Dive Addicts is the only diving facility in the intermountain west that take you from not knowing how to dive, to teaching diving, to diving the most advanced electronically controlled rebreathers on the planet!
We specialize in taking the beginner through all the various levels of training they wish to complete.