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Beauty-Aesthetics Workshop plus Snacks and Body Wraps for One or Two from Make Up & Shape Up (Up to 60% Off)

Make Up & Shape Up

Owings Mills

$200 $85

Burgeoning makeup artists brush up on their skills at a three-hour workshop that covers important beauty topics and includes a body wrap

$99 for One Month of Tutoring at bSmart Learning Center ($230 value)

bSmart Learning Center

Catonsville

$230 $99

Seasoned instructors tutor students in languages, math, science, and standardized tests for up to a month

$66 for $144 Worth of Music Lessons — The Maryland Music Academy

Maryland Music Academy

Columbia

$144 $66

Four 30-minute private lessons on any instrument. Our expert teachers work one-on-one with students. Anyone over the age of four is welcome.

4, 8, or 12 Private Music Lesson Packages for Kids and Teens at Let There Be Rock School (Up to 55% Off)

Let There Be Rock School

Columbia

$180 $89

Private music lessons taught by rock musicians; four tickets to a student show; student and adult lounge access; unlimited studio time

$44 for $100 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Fundamental Education

Fundamental Education

Ellicott City

$100 $44

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$25 for a Lifetime SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT Prep Package from Allen Prep ($149 Value)

Allen Prep

Online Deal

$149 $25

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

$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

$39 for a Membership and 8-Week Online Course from Rhode Island Photography Workshops ($200 Value)

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

$164 for $299 Worth of Film Classes — Young FilmMakers Academy

Young Filmmakers Academy

Baltimore

$299 $164

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$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

1, 3, or 12 Months of Photoshop, Game Design, and 3D Animation Courses at School of Interactive Design (Up to 92% Off)

School of Interactive Design

Online Deal

$1,188 $99

In-depth online courses taught by industry experts teach graphic design, 3D animation, and game design

Certification for One, Two, or Three Online Courses from Social Media Academy (Up to 93% Off)

Social Media Academy

Online Deal

$497 $59

Social media strategists impart the skills needed to succeed in Internet marketing, with online courses in Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

$36 for $60 Worth of Singing Lessons — Step By Step Music Lessons

Step By Step Music Lessons

Towson

$60 $36

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$94 for $160 Worth of Singing Lessons — The A Cappella School

The A Cappella School

Rockville

$160 $94

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$1,648 for $2,997 Worth of Academic Classes — Hands On Dental Assistant Training

Hands On Dental Assistant Training

Rockville

$2,997 $1,648

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Intro-to-Day-Trading Course, Seminar, or Both at Trade to Win (Up to 75% Off)

Trade to Win

Parole

$299 $99

Those looking for guidance in advancing in diverse markets will find just that in courses designed to teach day trading

4-Hour Intro to Photography Workshop at Academy For Media Production (44% Off)

Academy For Media Production

Gettysburg

$200 $112

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In 1999, 17-year-old Laura Renée began her first foray into photography by snapping shots of tour groups passing through Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. From that summer job, Laura’s fascination with photography eventually led to the opening of her own professional studio. Both at the studio and on location, Laura takes a photojournalistic approach, capturing candid images of families, newborns, and expectant moms rather than using artificial poses or encasing subjects in plaster casts for the entire session. She maintains this approach when she’s covering weddings, for which she offers unlimited photographs. During sultry boudoir shoots, however, she mixes in posed images with candid ones.

3307 Wild Cherry Rd.
Windsor Mill,
MD
US

Staffed by experienced local musicians and DJs, One Sound Music Academy instructs tune-crafters of all disciplines. Brass, woodwind, string, percussion, and voice lessons hone skills for players of all ages and skill levels. The academy’s traditional music programs take their cues from the Maryland state music curriculum, and courses can culminate in student recitals. Group and private DJ lessons cover topics such as music theory, genre mixing, and blending, teaching aspiring jockeys how to mix floor-filling party anthems from vinyl or CDs.

9006 Liberty Rd
Randallstown,
MD
US

BD Creative Images' primary goal is to collect and preserve cherished memories. The photographer, Brant Squirrel, captures those memories in stylistic images that employ unique angles and postproduction editing to create one-of-a-kind pictures. He works closely with families, kids, couples, and moms-to-be during shoots to ensure he adds the exact right polish to each image. Family pets can even get in on the action with pet portraiture. His skills can also be applied to special events such as birthdays and wedding receptions. Those celebrations can be enlivened with by including one of the company's photo booths, replete with a photographer, assistant, and studio lighting.

1609 Cantwell Road
Woodlawn,
MD
US

Technicians pull up in Carpet Boss Restoration's truck, which houses the hot-carbonated steam cleaner that blasts away dirt from carpets and upholstery. Though carpet cleaning is their specialty, it's just one of the tools in the crew's arsenal, all of which are better restorative treatments than giving rugs a Swedish massage. The team can also repair or replace worn carpets, renew upholstery, and clean dust-ridden air ducts.

2002 Woodlawn Dr F
Baltimore,
MD
US

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

1726 Reisterstown Rd
Pikesville,
MD
US

The Big Blue Music House is a real world environment for Music Education and for establishing and nurturing a lifelong love and appreciation of The Art of Music.

113 Church Ln
Pikesville,
MD
US