Personal Development in Downtown Milwaukee

95% Off CompTIA Certification Courses

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

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

97% Off Online Database Admin Training

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

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

45% Off Four 60-Minute Singing Lessons

Amici Music Ensemble

Milwaukee

$240 $132

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

50% Off Private Music Lessons

Sound Check Entertainment & Studios

West Allis

$100 $50

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Each week, expert instructors meet with adults and kids during lessons focused on voice, guitar, drums, or other instruments

51% Off Real-Estate Licensing Class at Shorewest Realtors

Shorewest Realtors

Wauwatosa

$395 $195

Real estate licensing course runs for eight or twelve weeks; satisfies license requirements and readies pupils for state real-estate exam

Up to 78% Off After School Math Tutoring Sessions

Mathnasium - The Math Learning Center

Menomonee Falls

$230 $59

Highly trained and certified instructors strengthen students' math skills and self-confidence in personalized sessions

55% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Easy Peasy Ballroom

New Berlin

$75 $34

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45% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Mrs. Myers' Reading Room, Inc.

Mount Pleasant

$495 $272

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

55% Off Private Music Lessons

Kenosha Conservatory of Music

Kenosha

$88 $39

Students learn sight-reading, rhythm, and other skills during one-on-one music lessons; guitar, drums, piano, and other instruments

83% Off Academic Evaluation, Tutoring, and ACT Prep

Huntington Learning Center

Oconomowoc

$402 $69

Evaluation pinpoints academic course of action before tutoring; ACT prep improves chances at college acceptance letters and scholarships

80% Off Student Tutoring

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

$395 $79

Personal, detailed help with test prep, math, writing, or reading during tutoring sessions.

Up to 65% Off Math Tutoring at Mathnasium

Mathnasium

Multiple Locations

$259 $95

After an assessment to determine the student's math aptitude, tutors help them boost their skills

Up to 61% Off Music Classes at Kindermusik By Lisa

Kindermusik By Lisa

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seasoned instructors lead parents and children up to 7 years of age through play activities incorporating music and movement

Up to 50% Off Yoga for Kids at Mosaic Tutor

Mosaic Therapy

Vernon

$20 $10

Yoga for kids classes help children understand the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga and exercise

Up to 80% Off Tutoring Sessions from Best Brains

Best Brains Chicago

Multiple Locations

$244 $59

Certified teachers tutor students in English, math, general knowledge, and the abacus

Up to 64% Off Kids' Classes at The Voice and Acting Studio

The Voice and Acting Studio

Fond Du Lac

$100 $39

Private lessons help children discover a love of performing

Up to 61% Off Instrument or Voice Lessons

Piano Trends Music Company

Crystal Lake

$63 $29

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30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

Up to 60% Off a Scuba Course at Berry Dive Center

Berry Dive Center

Northbrook/Glenview

$75 $30

Scuba instructors lead students in diving techniques during weekend lessons inside classrooms, pools, and open water

Up to 75% Off Tutoring

iLearn Academy

Glenview

$209 $59

Professional tutors lead students one-on-one through English, Math, Science and ESL classes, or help small groups ace the ACT

64% Off Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds

Glenview

$80 $29

Students can practice instruments including guitar, piano, drums, violin, or voice or study techniques such as songwriting or improvisation

Up to 63% Off Intro to Crime Scene Processing

Balanced Exposure

Schaumburg

$100 $39

Students try crime-scene processing methods that real forensic experts use, such as developing latent fingerprints with brushes and powder

88% Off Automotive Hail Damage Repair

Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal

Des Plaines

$250 $30

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Technicians massage out the dents and dings left by hail without damaging paint or resorting to sanding

68% Off at ABC Bartending School

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$595 $189

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

Up to 93% Off at Avel Flight School

Avel Flight School

Schaumburg

$400 $199

Learn to fly under an FAA-certified pilot’s supervision, or fulfill the requirements for a private license in a six- to eight-week course

45% Off Music Lessons

Guitarsmart

Downtown Elgin

$200 $110

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French, of course, for French Alliance of Milwaukee, Alliance Française de Milwaukee transplants the culture and language of the French-speaking world to the city's Lake Michigan shores. Several teachers help students learn the smooth, mellifluous language even if they weren't born with a Frenchman's velvet tongue, and a variety of events commemorate French history, from the joyous summer hours of Bastille Day to the annual release of the beaujolais nouveau wine each fall.

139 East Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Inspired by the German Turnverein associations of the early 19th century, the Milwaukee Turners first came together in the mid 1800s, gaining their charter from the Wisconsin State Legislature in 1855. In 1882, the group constructed Turner Hall, and the building has housed the organization and its stockpiles of sweatbands ever since. Over the decades, the hall has welcomed in visitors with a mission to help them create sound bodies and minds.

Though they derive their name from “Turnen,” the German word for gymnastics, the Milwaukee Turners teach visitors much more than just how to lasso a pommel horse. In addition to the gymnastic school, the organization schedules classes for yoga. Their rock-climbing wall's top ropes take climbers up 26 feet where they practice climbing or belaying techniques. To strengthen minds, the Turners lead meetings such as the 4th Street Forum, which discusses issues crucial to the community, and host concerts within the Turner Hall Ballroom.

Now a national landmark, Turner Hall echoes the organization's rich history. Sprung from the mind of famed architect Henry H. Koch, the building's design includes an Italianate façade crafted with Cream City brick and panoramic paintings that make visitors think they're trapped inside a cartoon. The venue boasts a beer hall and two-story ballroom, making it an ideal locale for special occasions.

1034 N 4th St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Ten Insider Pagers give The Betty Brinn Children's Museum an average of five stars, while three TripAdvisors gave it an average of four owl eyes. More than 1,500 Facebookers are fans:

929 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Marquette University's Department of Performing Arts beguiles audiences with uplifting main-stage performances. Extracted from the mind of Sally Nemeth, Holy Days sheds light on a tale of a close-knit, grief-stricken family from Kansas. Haunted by the aftermath of the Great Depression, Nemeth's characters hold fast to their ruptured farm while neighbors and friends flee for more prosperous lives as traveling game-show contestants. An all-student design team infuses Holy Days with a heavy dose of creativity, infusing the intimate 226-seat Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre with an engaging sense of time and place.

1250 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

uBreakiFix CEO Justin Wetherill spoke with Groupon about the importance of protecting your smartphone and the challenges of fixing a phone that has been dropped into a deep fryer.

On the worst thing you can do after cracking your smartphone’s glass screen

“Don’t just put it into your pocket and continue to use it,” Wetherill says. The broken glass can actually cause serious damage to the phone’s inner components and turn a relatively simple fix into a costly repair job.

On the repair process

"Look, this is something we do every day," Wetherill says. "You are not the first person to break a phone.” Collectively, uBreakiFix's highly trained technicians repair more than 20,000 devices a month, drawing from a library of high-quality parts that are tested twice before they ever get used in a repair service. Free diagnostics are a staple at all uBreakiFix locations, so customers understand the problem before any work is done.

On growing his business

uBreakiFix began as a business based out of Wetherill’s living room, and it now boasts more than 60 locations nationwide. “We are proof that the American dream is alive,” he says.

On unusual repair jobs

Wetherill remembers one fast-food employee who dropped her phone into a restaurant’s deep fryer. “It smelled pretty bad,” he said; however, the repairs were successful. Another customer lost his phone in a cement mixer. After some serious effort, the technicians were able to safely recover all of the important data, but the phone died a few hours later. As Wetherill pointed out, “it did go through a cement mixer.” Some miracles just aren’t meant to be.

On the importance of a one-day turnaround time

Repairs at uBreakiFix’s store locations can often take as little as an hour, according to Wetherill. This is a critical part of the shops' focus—something Wetherill personally understands. If forced to choose between spending the weekend without his smartphone or his left arm, he jokes that he would pick the arm. “Of course, this is assuming that there wouldn’t be any pain,” he laughs.

1857 E Kenilworth Pl
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Click here for the class schedule. Though today's Groupon includes instruction, students must pay a $40 material fee.

3575 North Oakland Avenue
Shorewood,
WI
US